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The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.4
#1 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Costa Rica
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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. Plan to visit The Bat Jungle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Monteverde attractions using our Monteverde vacation planner.
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  • We walked by the bat jungle on our way into Monteverde. The guide who runs the place - Vinos - is so passionate about bats and by the end of the trip you will be too! So much to learn and so well pres...  more »
  • We opted to do a guided tour, I'm glad we did because our guide was excellent. He was passionate and excited about explaining the different bat species and their impact on the environment and feeding ...  more »
  • A nice private museum with very dedicated and well trained staff, but those little critters are just not very pretty and not too cute, interesting still for a nature lover!
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  • 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.
  • Such a unique experience, the staff is very passionate and has a lot of information to share. Kids would love this place!!
  • Friendly and helpful tour guide, there's a dog that always hangs around there and she's the sweetest thing ever
  • Very informative... cool bats! Worth an hour of your time after your hike! Same building as the Argentinian restaurant. Belgian guide was very good...
  • Nice and expert guide told us many new things with passion for his beloved animals

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