Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), Monteverde
(4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This little place exceeded EVERY expectation!! We stopped in because we had time to kill before our transportation arrived. It was walking distance from our hotel just off the main road. The owners ch...  more »
  • We had a great visit a this place! We learned a lot of New things about butterflies, but also about insects and spiders. The guide was perfect and really knows its subject!!! 
  • My mom and I are enthusiastic about the current tour with Christian. She gave us rousing way many, many information not only about butterflies but given also for insects, scorpions and tarantulas. In addition, we were allowed to keep some of the animals or touch. It was a unique experience for us. A highlight the beautiful butterflies that were so trusting, were that they were comfortable there even on us also.
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  • 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!!
  • The gardens were amazing!!! Brittany was a great tour guide. She gave us a lot of interesting facts and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this butterfly garden!!
  • Very informative and great guide
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  • Very good! They have 4 different types of ecosystems and their different species of Butterfly Gardens, very entertaining and educational.
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