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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can!
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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The butterfly garden has butterflies and other really cool insects and with the tour you learn so much about their importance and diversity in nature. To see it all you need about 1.5 hours and it is well worth the trip. Really interesting information about...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We were hesitant to include the butterfly garden as our teenage children tried to veto this, but after we were inside they loved it. Our guide was excellent and was able to entertain the children with fascinating facts. We were glad we did this.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 very informative hours here - it starts with a guided tour lasting about an hour which was really interesting and informative. The guide seemed to really love his job and was very caring with the butterflies and other insects we saw. I even...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Delighted to have made the effort to visit here. A very well spent few hours. We learned so much from our English guide and saw far more than just butterflies. The staff here clearly love their work and need support to keep this place going....More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was one of the highlights of our Monteverde visit. It's a short walk from Santa Elena and a little hidden, but totally worth the trip (or a $3 cab ride). There's more than butterflies too, with tarantulas, beetles and stick insects to name a...More

Thank HarrietBP
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

An amazing collection of living butterflies from around Costa Rica! Blue morphos, glass winged and so many more beautiful butterflies. It's s great tour with excellent guides and three unique greenhouses. If you're lucky you can even release a mature butterfly into their new environment!...More

Thank Roz-Mick
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Took the walk up the hill to the butterfly gardens whist in Monte Verde and it was well worth the trip, with 4 unique butterfly enclosures representing the different natural conditions on Costa Rica & also beetles ,spiders and other interesting exhibits. Both your guides...More

Thank CasualWanderings
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This place is not only about stunning butterflies - it is also a place which gives you an opportunity to see really special insects up close, and even hold them! Our guide Max was so professional, he knows his job so well, we learned a...More

Thank Inna R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Their interns/fellows know their insects! The first part of the tour was unexpected - a very educational walk through their insectarium. Scorpions, beetles, scarabs, stick-bugs (Phasmids) and more! Each of their greenhouses with different varieties of butterflies was fascinating. I loved being given the free...More

Thank RonInSF
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place is a hidden gem. We had no idea what to expect when we stumbled upon this place. We were originally surprised at the price to get in but once tour guide Jo started speaking and handing us bugs, caterpillars, and jars of butterflies,...More

Thank jenniferwitten1
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Can we arrange a tour from most hotels?
28 January 2015|
Response from Bryna B | Property representative |
You can, though due to the confusion of there being more than one butterfly garden in town you are best to just jump in a taxi and ask to come to the gardens! We have tours all the time so no need to worry about making it... More