The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.4
#1 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Costa Rica
Learn about some of nature's most misunderstood creatures at The Bat Jungle. The animal research and observation facility seeks to dispel some of the common misconceptions regarding the winged beasts by teaching about the diversity of bat species, their habitats, their behavior, and the importance they have in many cultures. From behind a glass screen, watch 40 live bats of seven different species flying around a large enclosure, designed to look just like a cloud forest at nighttime. Listen to the ultrasonic echolocation calls and social calls of the bats as they fly around, with the usually undetectable sounds translated through a special receiver. For The Bat Jungle and beyond, use our Monteverde trip planner to get the most from your Monteverde vacation.
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  • September 19, 2017
    I've spontaneously decided to visit and unfortunately arrived at 12: 10 so that I nearly missed the start of the tour at 12:00 (currently every 2 hours) :/ But that was no problem, I could connect me just the lead and got also a price lookup. You just realize that you want to have the fun and share their extensive knowledge. From the planned 45 minutes, quickly became 70; and they were so exciting and instructive as I've rarely experienced that (study life sciences) :) It spends most of the leadership in the entrance area, where you get very much explained on models, photographs and maps and can at any time ask (demand) questions. Then you go into the dark room, where currently 74 bats (including some babies). Stunningly beautiful!
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  • September 8, 2017
    The Bat Jungle is not as popular as many other locations in Monteverde, such as the Selvatura. But do not miss it! Don't listen to hostel employees if they try to dissuade you from visiting. A trip to...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    I spent about 30 minutes at the Bat Jungle with my five kids. We didn't have time for the full tour that day, but the man at the front desk spent several minutes answering questions and sharing his kn...  more »
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  • June 6, 2017
    Small but beautiful place with dedicated owners and staff who really love the animals they are responsible for. We got a very personal and enthusiastic tour and learned a lot. Watching the bats eating is something I would never get tired of.
  • July 1, 2017
    Such a unique experience, the staff is very passionate and has a lot of information to share. Kids would love this place!!
  • June 29, 2017
    Friendly and helpful tour guide, there's a dog that always hangs around there and she's the sweetest thing ever
  • January 24, 2016
    Very informative... cool bats! Worth an hour of your time after your hike! Same building as the Argentinian restaurant. Belgian guide was very good...
  • August 5, 2016
    Nice and expert guide told us many new things with passion for his beloved animals

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