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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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  • The admission is somewhat expensive. The young lady who explained to us the life cycle of butterflies was English unfortunately not to understand. For us, it would be better to make the tour in Spanish. We definitely would have understood more! To 11.00, the butterflies were everywhere! We could even watch how 2 hatched!
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  • Very cool place...worth the trip. I believe you can also stay here also. It's a really nice farm and a great experience... I highly recommend it... Tons and tons of butterflies... 
  • I think that it is the only attraction in the village which is worthwhile. Receive you a guide, explains the butterflies growth cycle roughly and you release to give photos... visit for 10/15 minutes
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