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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  • One rainy day we were very lucky to be given the tour by the owner Tom who was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the wonderful collection of butterflies. We actually got to release a few of them tha...  more »
  • Our family of 5 took a tour of this garden for about 1 1/2 hours. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Lots of butterflies. Definitely good value.  more »
  • Today I have had the pleasure of being shown around in the beautiful Butterfly Garden - lots of information during the tour by the nice guide. Worth a visit!  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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!