Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary, Panajachel
(3.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
Visit Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary to discover the life cycle of the butterflies--and maybe even have one land on your hand. Walk through the garden, where scores of butterflies fly free around you. See how these colorful creatures hatch from chrysalis, and learn more about their role in the ecosystem. This picturesque sanctuary is also a habitat for local plants, and 50 out of Guatemala's astonishing 900 native orchid species flourish here. Bring a camera to capture the lovingly maintained reserve. With our international travel planner, Panajachel attractions like Atitlan Butterfly Sanctuary can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A small garden in which many different butterflies. Not too many types, but if earlier in similar places seen, should enjoy it, especially the kids.
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  • The butterfly sanctuary is a part of the larger Atlitlan Nature Reserve and was a very fun experience for my daughters who were 3 and 4 at the time we visited. The reserve overall is a lot of fun and ...  more »
  • This was very nice and an added bonus to the Atitlan Nature reserve. It was well groomed, but no many varieties of butterfly’s there on the day we visited, but still nice.