Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden, Mindo

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Located in a cloud forest, Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden 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. Make Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden a centerpiece of your Mindo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mindo trip website .
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  • The butterflies here are really diverse and nice to see. It was inexpensive and safe. Take a good camera and enjoy the colors.  more »
  • We loved that the development of the Caterpillar to the butterfly was shown very well. It was negative, unfortunately, that were too much Butterfly in the Butterfly House. Many were dead on the ground or were injured.
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  • Very nice collection of butterflies, including pupa. The staff comes around every few minutes to shake the trees to keep them flying. Very pleasant setting to spend an hour or two. Outside are also se...  more »

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