Butterfly Conservatory, El Castillo

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Wildlife Area
Take a tour of Butterfly Conservatory, a picturesque garden center with butterfly habitats. Admire the vibrant butterflies spread across four domed habitats, divided according to the geographic locations they represent. A friendly guide will give plenty of information about each species, and then take you to the frog habitat, medicinal herb garden, and the small insect museum. After the tour, extend your visit with a relaxing walk on the garden trails, full of lush trees, colorful birds, and howler monkeys. See Butterfly Conservatory and all El Castillo has to offer by arranging your trip with our El Castillo vacation builder.
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  • This place was within walking distance of the house we rented. We weren't expecting much (it's in a remote location and looked pretty small from the dirt road). We were so surprised and so glad we wen...  more »
  • its a beautiful place. i never was before in a place like that. different a lot animals and Beatles, crazy frogs and awesome Nature. Thank you so much for the tour and the experience.  more »
  • We had a delightful experience here. The woman at the front desk spoke American English since she had lived in the US. She was very friendly and helpful. There are different screened in "rooms" for di...  more »
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  • Totally worth the $15. The experience of being in the different butterfly houses is remarkable. Seems like out of a fantasy world to be in a small space with so many beautiful butterflies. The guides are passionate and super helpful. The parking lot has an amazing view of Arenal volcano. The insect museum has several different types of butterflies in cocoons?? And if you're lucky you'll be able to see a butterfly hatch! Definitely a must in Costa Rica
  • This is a wonderful treat for your eyes.We were able to capture a lot of nice images for our documentary. Make sure you bring a macro lens and lots of patience to shoot the butterflies once they move very very fast from one place to another. A must go once in Arenal !
  • Nice place about 40 minutes from la fortuna. If you go to arenal national park or observatory this is a great side stop. Cash only. 15 for adults. 12 for kids. Owner is nice and informative. 4 butterfly habitats are amazing. Pond is not so great but has some scary looking turtles in it. Take the long walk at the end, very primitive and many beautful plants, trees, and flowers to see.
  • A beautiful place to discover amazing butterflies, frogs. People are very friendly and give a lot of informations. You should definitively go there.
  • Awesome place to visit, staff was absolutely fantastic, provided a ridiculous amount of knowledge and info, watched butterflies hatch, and observed new species!