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The Bat Jungle

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7701
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09:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the...

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes

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Get over it - Bats rule!

Who thinks much about bats? You really should! Stop in and see why. Three presentations a day, extremely knowledgeable guide, excellent exhibits. We were astonished and amazed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
JnJmouse
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Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Who thinks much about bats? You really should! Stop in and see why. Three presentations a day, extremely knowledgeable guide, excellent exhibits. We were astonished and amazed, really!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Bat Jungle is packed with information, photos, interactive exhibits, and, of course, bats! You take a guided tour with Arturo who knows about and loves all things Chiroptera (the order of bats). We were there at feeding time which is especially great as the bats swoop around landing on fruit dishes and nectar feeders. This is an indoor small... More 

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Thank elcydMinnesota
Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are okay with zoos, you'll love this place. If you'd prefer to see bats in a natural setting, go on a night hike.

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Ok, it's fairly small, but this "bat jungle" deserves anyone's time (and money!). The display contains rescued (i.e. orphaned or injured) fruit bats, and they can be clearly seen and appreciated. They are clearly very well looked after. There is also an information section about bats in general, and Costa Rican bats in particular. You need to book a guided... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you're in Monteverde, I would highly recommend a visit to this place. It is very informative and it will completely reverse your perception of bats. We learned a lot. It's a short 1 hour tour but worth it. There are different kinds of bats captive here and you can see them behind the glass. It's all indoors, so a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Though only engaging for a brief visit, the Bat Jungle offers an interesting up-front look into the life of bats. The "exhibit" presents an informative synopsis of types and habits of bats over 2 rooms. Inside the "jungle" (behind the curtain), fruit and nectar hang and bats fly behind a glass for viewing. Though probably not worth the $14 for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Expensive if you choose to go in with a guide and it's a very small place with loads of information on the walls and in cases to read. We paid the much lower entrance fee to wander around on our own and in to the Bat viewing gallery where approx 100 bats are in a long dark room behind glass.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The entrance fee includes the guided tour, very educational indeed! You can see the bats from behind glass and hear them as well! Price is completly fine, and parking is for free. There is also a cute dog looking for lots of love <3

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Chiapas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Well done Bat Jungle! Providing accurate and much needed information on one of nature's most misunderstood creatures. It is a nice little walk from downtown, with a nice viewpoint and benches along the way, and close to a few other interesting places. I strongly encourage people to go and increase their knowledge and understanding of these amazing and much needed... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our tour at the Bat Jungle. Our tour guide was great and clearly had a passion for bats. We learned a lot and came out with heightened enthusiasm and knowledge on how to help protect bats around the world.

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