The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.4
#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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  • I went with my daughter and she love it, we have a great time learning about Bat and taking pictures.  more »
  • Different option, go change my perception about these animals and their role in nature, it enjoyed enough my family and I
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  • Nice place to spend a rainy day. It doesn't come close to the wonders of the outdoor parks but the tour and explanations are excellent.  more »
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  • Super interesting and informative. Grace's tour was well worth the money. She was super well informed and really friendly. The bats were super cute. We would highly recommend visiting this place!
  • The entrance was $7 for adults and $5 for children if you don't want to get the guided tour. When you walk in you realize that it's just an L shaped enclosure that's is sparsely lit. The bats are inside and you can watch them fly and eat. If you love Bats I do recommend this place because you can see them up close and personal. The counter/ guide lady is extremely nice and knowledgeable. Otherwise I recommend spending your day in the cloud forest reserve, in town or on a night hike.
  • Surprisingly cool! The tour is definitely the way to go because you learn some really interesting info about bats and their life cycle. I was actually pretty skeptical because I didn't know much about them and I tend to be scared of bats. However, the bats are behind glass so nothing to fear!
  • Very educational and interesting. Learned a lot about bats, but the main thing was the education, not the bat experience. Billed at St hour, but ran longer. Spent maybe 10 minutes viewing bat.
  • cool if you like bats. super nice staff. tour recommended.
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