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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

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Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 14:00
Sat 09:00 - 08:59

30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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Quite close to the centre of San Jose, and very unexpected, the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden was a lovely couple of hours spent away from the noise and traffic and the city hustle... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Moruya, Australia
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North Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you approach the building from the street, you have the right to fell you are in the wrong place. It just doesn't feel like an attraction when you arrive, In fact, the actual butterfly garden is small with limited species on display. Perhaps the butterflies on display depend on the season of your visit. The area is certainly pleasant... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

After touring the opera house this was a nice break. You need not spend all day here as it is not that large but still a relaxing time. The Butterflies are eating while others are resting with still more flying in front of you. If you can be there when it is not too crowded with a tour it would... More 

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Moruya, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Quite close to the centre of San Jose, and very unexpected, the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden was a lovely couple of hours spent away from the noise and traffic and the city hustle and bustle. Family built and still owned, it has some beautiful butterflies, some turtles and a great display of pupae.

Thank willd0uglas
Jamestown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stopped by for a tour on a sunny morning and thoroughly enjoyed all the butterflies. The butterflies are most active when the sun is out, so I wouldn't recommend this tour if it's raining, as the roof is made of netting. We were impressed by the variety of butterflies present. You are loaned a butterfly identification guide and a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting this place and rather enjoyed the beautiful ambience of the contemplation path as well as all of the butterflies and information.

Thank Charles G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Tucked away and a quick walk from the central area. Very worthwhile. Lots of great butterflies up close and personal. One note: wear you Natrapel...got my first mosquito bites while visiting here. Well worth the time and money.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2016

One of the best places to visit in San Jose. Wonderful garden with magical butterflies and flora ...

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Floral Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

at one of the entrances to the museum lots of plants, humidity and butterflies some beautiful colors, but they move quickly at least in the AM well worth while, some good photo ops

Thank LTRx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

However, we did see the famous blue butterflies:) The garden is pretty and probably later in the year there are more butterflies but we saw enough to be happy.

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Toronto, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Many varieties of butterflies, which were very active when the Garden just opened, in a small jungle-like setting. We came just before feeding time. Knowledgeable staff answered our questions. Very pleasant.

Thank Errol P

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