Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), Monteverde

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Learn about native insects and arachnids at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), an ecological education facility located in a mountainous area. Established with an aim to change preconceptions about these creatures (in particular, small ones with lots of legs), the gardens have four different habitats supporting over 30 species of butterfly, while over 20 species of insects and arachnids live in the nature center. Let the guides introduce you to the varied inhabitants of the gardens, explaining their behavior and importance to the ecosystem--and maybe, just maybe, encouraging you to give one a hold. Put Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) into our Monteverde trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Monteverde.
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  • Our hotel recommended this to us and we were delighted we went. Stunning selection of butterflies and a very interesting and knowledgeable guide - lots to learn about butterflies and insects. Highly r...  more »
  • A local recommended the Butterfly Garden and I'm so glad we had an opportunity to explore this beautiful center. Helen, our guide, was so fun and knowledgeable. She gave us an amazing overview of inse...  more »
  • We are a family with children and the most valuable is that he can see about nature. It is wonderful to see variety of butterflies and insects that one does not usually seen in the city! In addition the Guide gave a very good explanation of insects and butterflies. Super interesting. Those insects and spiders of interesting-looking children tend to see in his books saw them there as the tarantula, leaf insect, the form of rama, beetle dung and beetles with iron and some more alive.. straighway saw the process of formation of the butterflies and then stroll through the gardens with many butterflies flying. It was a very nice experience. I glad that they recommended I go to this Butterfly called a BUTTERFLY GARDEN or garden of butterflies. (I knew that Monteverde there are more than 1 Butterfly so I asked what to go and I'm glad that have recommended me this). Thank you very much for this beautiful experience and congratulations for the guide that we attended.
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  • Guide was enthusiastic and eager to ensure that we had a good time. This was well worth the trip.
  • Cool place, walking distance from almost anywhere in Santa Elena, with friendly staff. Get up close and personal with a variety of invertebrates for a reasonable price.
  • Pricey guided tour, guide was great but I would have enjoyed hanging out with the butterflies freely.
  • This is a "must see" if you are in Monteverde. The tours are so informative. Not only will you learn about butterflies, you can also see walking sticks, tarantulas, Hercules beetles, scorpions and more. I was there in August when a group of Monkeys arrived. They thought the screen above the butterfly garden was a trampoline. We watched in awe for about 30 minutes while the monkeys played. My kids were so thrilled!!
  • Surprising, the big talk by Brianna was the best part of the your. The butterflies we nice but this part of the your seemed rushed. If you are in the area, hearing Brianna is worth the visit.

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