The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.3
#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Province of Puntarenas
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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  • As many others have said, the place is quite small; the cave is probably 30 feet long. So when we first entered, I thought we'd be out of there in 10 minutes. But in fact, when we got back to our car....  more »
  • We had a unique experience at the Bat Jungle that I hope doesn't happen to others. I had visited the BJ two years ago but had not taken the guided tour. This time my husband and I decided on the...  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed the Bat Jungle. We opted for a shorter (and less expensive) introduction, which was very informative for both adults and kids. Then we went in to....  more »
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  • The Bat Jungle was a particularly great experience. Our guides enthusiasm for bats helped make this one of the most fun stops on my trip. The actual bat area is the same as you you would find in your average zoo, but the guide was so good I didn't care. Highly recommend for anyone remotely interested in bats.
  • Great bat centre with the opportunity to see captive bats close up. A very good introductory talk and lively staff.
  • Really Interesting! It is not a large museum by any means but the information is very enlightening and entertaining. We did purchase the tour for $15 per person and I believe it was worth it. Our guide expanded on the photos and information on the walls and was able to answer any question we threw at him. If you have a free 45 minutes, this is definitely an entertaining and different activity.
  • Small and inexpensive, but with very active bats and super passionate staff. A great roadside visit that you can squeeze in between more time consuming activities.
  • Passionate Staff and Cool Experience! I had never seen bats so up close or learned so much about them. The staff are true experts on the indigenous bats, and I had a fun and eye-opening experience here. Check it out!

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