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. Plan to visit Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas) during your Monteverde vacation using our convenient Monteverde online journey planner .
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  • One of the most informative activities on our visit to Costa Rica. The visit does not take long, but it is well worth the time. As is the case with many of the presentations in the Monteverde Reserve,...  more »
  • We had a private tour with the head of the scene: a passion for animals. We started with a visit to the insects and he explained a lot about the different animals present. Then we did the tour of the gardens of butterflies and finished our visit with ants. The guide took his time to explain and answer all of our questions! Highly recommended visit!
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  • If you are spending time in Monteverde Cloud Forest, then you must make a point to visit Jardin de Mariposas (or Monteverde Butterfly Gardens), a lovely attraction near Santa Elena town. Located at th...  more »
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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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