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Mariposas de Mindo

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Address: Km. de la poblacion de Mindo Via las Cascadas sector yaguira s/n, Mindo, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-224-2712
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Private Full-Day Mindo Tour from Quito
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Nice walk from town

We walked up to the butterfly farm. The scenery and wildlife was good. We didn't see a toucan but plenty of other birds. The farm was nicely set out. The hummingbird feeders and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked up to the butterfly farm. The scenery and wildlife was good. We didn't see a toucan but plenty of other birds. The farm was nicely set out. The hummingbird feeders and carp ponds outside a plus. Once inside there was plenty of space both for butterflies and humans. Particularly good to be able to see all 4 stages... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love butterfly gardens. So much so that I usually go in most cities I visit, including my hometown. This one was average in comparison, yet my husband and I had the place to ourselves for a good 15 minutes. It was during that peaceful time that we could see the iridescent colors flutter by without obstacles and it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was beautiful, better than we expected. We also got to see hummingbirds and toucans on our walk from town. But the highlight was how beautiful the butterflies were

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Washington Sierra Cruz (washingtonsierra at hotmail.com) took us to Mariaposario near Mindo Ecuador. This is a butterfly haven and conservatory. We have been to other butterfly houses, including one near our home in Durham NC, but this one is exceptional. So many beautiful butterflies in the perfectly sized area. Big enough to support a wide variety of butterflies,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Butterflies were flying everywhere and so many of them. There were many varieties, all different colours and sizes. It is an amazing place where you can sit and pass the time watching so many butterflies flying around. It is definitely worth the entry fee of $6 per person. We went at about 12pm and were lucky enough to have the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is well worth spending an hour or two. (The restaurant isn't bad either.) See butterflies at every stage of their development.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short drive from downtown Mindo - this mariposario is well worth the trip! Hundreds of butterflies of different species available for view with different phases of the lifecycle present for you to observe and learn about. They will do an introduction in Spanish or English depending on the visitor.

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Manglaralto, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from mindo along the road. It took us a lot longer than 15 min, because we stopped to look at the river, different hostels and gardens along the way, lot of birds, and beautiful scenery, other flora. Of course, it was a gorgeous morning. There were some flies biting me, so I guess I should have worn bug... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never visited a butterfly garden before and was so entranced when I first walked into their sanctuary that I had to return for a second time. I do not know the ecological impact this place has, but I know the emotional and spiritual impact this place had on me. Sitting quietly among the butterflies was truly one of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is well kept and beautiful surroundings. Small explanation at the start of your visit in both Spanish and English. Entrance fee seems expensive but well worth it, an great experience. Because it is small you feel almost overwhelmed with the quantity of butterflies. There is a shop where you can buy souvenirs for those inclined and hey, you... More 

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