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Mariposas de Mindo, Mindo

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Located in a cloud forest, Mariposas de Mindo is an attractively designed and well-maintained butterfly garden offering a rewarding visit for those interested in the natural world, photography, and simple relaxation. Take a short introductory talk with one of the knowledgeable staff members before enjoying free time in the butterfly enclosure, where you can let colorful critters land on your hands and arms and take photos of their intricately patterned wings. The hummingbirds feeding at the entrance to the gardens add to the paradisal feel of this hillside retreat, which offers a range of refreshments and sit-down meals at the onsite restaurant. Put Mariposas de Mindo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Mindo travel itinerary planner.
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  • A little hidden but relatively easy to reach. Interesting to see the entire process from egg to Butterfly through Caterpillar. There are many varieties of butterflies but enough to spend a long time marveling at the beauty of the animal world
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  • Make sure you go to the butterfly garden before noon. In the afternoon the butterflies are sleepier and don't fly as much. Even so, I seriously enjoyed just sitting and watching the many different but...  more »
  • Not only did we learn a lot about the beautiful process of life that butterflies go through, but also got to witness it first hand! We were so impressed with the diverse array of butterflies, and the ...  more »