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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  • This is such a find. We had personalised tour starting with insect house. Lots of seeing and touching if you are brave. Then onto the four butterfly houses. Great to see so many butterflies up close. ...  more »
  • We had a very friendly, competent, and German-speaking guide, was experienced super interesting, much new about butterflies but also other insects! The one-time admission fee permits multiple visits, so you can observe the animals alone, photograph and stroll through the grounds. Really liked us!
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  • We were very surprised by the quality and quantity of the information provided and more passionate bliss in French by a guide! Tour very interesting where you learn a lot of things about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. Very good value for money
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  • Great place to spend some time, especially with kids. Amazing to see all those butterflies flying around (and sometimes on our hands, arms and shirts)! The people there are really knowledgeable, and we loved their explanation and seeing the bugs and tarantula! One ticket is valid for all the days you spend in Monteverde!
  • Superb encounter with multiple varieties of butterfly, frogs, birds, my favorite the hummingbirds...paths for trekking next to way waterfalls, an absolute astonishing park, well organized and great staff to explain and guide visitors
  • Nice place to explore butterflies We spent a couple of hours in this garden (on the way back to town after visiting Monteverde Reserve). They have several types of butterflies there (not too many, maybe around 10?). We were lucky - it was a very sunny day and butterflies were active. The guided tour is interesting, we learned some facts about local butterflies and also got to see caterpillars of various butterflies + some interesting plants (like Dutch pipe and passion flower). After the guided tour in the garden we also attended a presentation/demonstration of some other Costa Rican insects - some really cool leaf-looking bugs, tarantula, centipedes, etc. We were relieved to learn that none of CR creatures have poison strong enough to kill a human being (even scorpions) - what a relief . I would say visiting at least one butterfly garden during your CR trip is a good idea as you can see those beautiful creatures close and personal (picking a sunny day would certainly help to see them active). We enjoyed our visit - staff was very friendly and helpful, and the owner helped us to order a taxi to go back to town.
  • Very interesting tours. Really nice and helpful guides. Really good choice for families with children.
  • Great place to learn about the most numerous creatures on the planet. So fun, it's like going to a comedy club! 😀
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