Butterfly Conservatory, El Castillo

Must see · Nature / Park · 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. To visit Butterfly Conservatory and get the most from your holiday in El Castillo, create itinerary details personal to you using our El Castillo itinerary planning website.
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  • We loved the butterfly conservatory. They have a wonderful collection of butterflies and frogs. Hannah gave us a great tour. We also love the rainforest rehabilitation work they are doing. And most...  more »
  • Thus place literally changed my life! Such a magical place! Can’t wait to return! I’m surprised I left πŸ˜…! πŸ’—πŸΈ πŸ¦‹ 🦎 πŸ› 🌱 πŸ’—  more »
  • We loved our time here! Don’t miss out on the nice walks around the property. The volunteer who gave us the tour had a lot of knowledge about butterflies and biology in general. Really happy we made.....  more »
  • I was skeptical about going here, but it turned out to be really fun. My friends and I took a break from hiking and decided to come here. The woman who walked us through the conservatory was so sweet and knowledgeable! I hate that I can't remember her name right now, but she is from Australia and told us that she works there doing something similar. You could just see the passion and care she has for the butterflies and environment. It's surreal having all those beautiful colorful butterflies flying around you.
  • Very interesting place to learn about butterflies and frogs with a nice short nature trail to explore. Volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. It is a little off the beaten path without tons of tourists. Nice local restuarant down the road for a delicious lunch.
  • Great experience. Got to see a lot of butterflies and the guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. The price was $15 per person and just a short drive from Arenal National Park.
  • Great place, Lots of alive Butterflies and all frogs of Costa Rica. Nice Walk along the river, too. Well worth it.
  • Will worth the visit enjoyable afternoon very knowledgeable guide unique place to visit.

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