The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.3
#1 of 15 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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  • If you have an interest in bats (both live and educational), this is a must see attraction. It's a very unique seemingly humane setting for the bats to be viewed. The caretaker we had was extremely in...  more »
  • After checking out the Monteverde Cloud Forest, check out the Bat Jungle! It is just outside the park and well worth the fee. It is also situated below a fine restaurant with local beer and chocolate ...  more »
  • We loved this place, as much for the passion of the guide for these wonderful creatures as the bats themselves. We learnt so much and were able to bring this knowledge to others. Well worth the trip a...  more »
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  • The bat jungle is probably not the best use of your time in Monteverde unless you are a bat aficionado. We did not do the guided tour but the bat enclosure itself is only about 70 feet long and took us about 10 minutes to finish. On the bright side the bats appear to be well fed and taken care of properly.
  • Service was good. Was very interesting. With cool activities and a chance to see real moving bats.
  • The Bat "Jungle" is a bit disceptive, as it is probably about a 500 sq foot cage. I honestly, perhaps ignorantly, thought we'd be walking into a cave of some sort. Though the guide is very informative, so is Wikipedia. There are a good amount of bats, but they generally all seem similar to the uninformed patron. Might be worth the time, but not the money.
  • Absolutely loved this place. The lady who showed us around is very passionate about these beautiful creatures.
  • Not for everyone, only for people who want to learn more on animals - bats. Also good for families with kids. Absolutely something you don't see everyday.
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