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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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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 13 July 2016

I was impressed visiting the butterfly garden. We had a very experience guide who showed us many different types of butterflies, ants, scorpions and other types of bugs which I had never seen .I was most impressed by the morpho butterfly wings that looks exactly...More

Thank jsanch51
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This isn't a cheap attraction but it is well done. Well trained expert staff talk to you about the insects, spiders and butterflies they have on hand and let you take as many photos as you like. We spent 90 minutes there and felt we...More

Thank deehell
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Was here today. Really glad I came. 4 indoor houses what ever you call it where they keep the butterflies. Lovily guide. Really informative. Also a good option if it is rainining as you can stay indoors and shoot photos of butterflies.

1  Thank GlobeTrotter10101
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My teenage kids enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Collin was so knowledgeable and nice! Especially if it's raining in Monteverde it's a good place to go.

Thank Sun Y
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful way to a spend two hours. It's a bit pricey, about 40 bucks for two adults and a teenage daughter, but we'll worth it. Every tour is guided and the staff is very knowledgeable about all the specimens. The tour is very...More

1  Thank AllPurposePapoon
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We stopped by on our first day in Monteverde. It was walking distance to our hotel and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank Lindsay G
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

One of the places I wanted to go to in Monteverde was the Butterfly Garden. My tour guide was excellent. He knew all about the butterflies and most of the plants. No rushing, lots of time to take photos and ask questions. There were some...More

Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A surprisingly informative and enjoyable visit. The owner was great and we had our own private tour. We released a couple of butterflies into the enclosure which was packed with wonderful wildlife.

Thank Max S
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Even my 20's something son like it! I showed up and had forgotten it was cash only. I was short about 9 dollars and the owner told me I could drop it by later or I could leave it at reception at my hotel. When...More

Thank TicaMD
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I went here hoping to kill some time before my bus, but it ended up being the best part of my trip. Its low season, so I had a personal tour guide. We started in the bug room, where I saw a scorpion with all...More

Thank crn0303
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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