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Butterfly Conservatory

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Address: El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1149
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08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to...

The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the rainforest; with focus on butterflies and other tropical rainforest species, such as insects, frogs, lizards, fish, and plants of the Arenal region of Costa Rica.

The project has now grown to contain the largest exhibition of butterflies in Costa Rica, and is a learning center for understanding the butterfly life-cycle and incredible metamorphosis experience.

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NIce part of Jungles life.

Amasing place you have to visit and discover a nice farm and relax few hours. Great people and ship tour. Every body love nature go to enjoy.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jean P
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Puerto Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Puerto Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amasing place you have to visit and discover a nice farm and relax few hours. Great people and ship tour. Every body love nature go to enjoy.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful partially guided tour through a butterfly facility. Everything is carefully maintained as part of a reforestation project. This is both an educational and high quality aesthetic experience. We also enjoyed speaking with the volunteer guides.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First off, I love butterflies and this place was the absolute best!! No need to sign up for a tour. Just pay the entrance fee and walk around to enjoy. Not only did we get to see butterflies but we also took and amazing hike though the rain forest and got to see some cool frogs. This place is a... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful little place. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Large variety of butterflies, some even landed on me. Got great photos. River walk was very tranquil. We spend a long time watching the howler monkeys playing in the trees. Only dropped a star as its not the easiest p!ace to get to, but well worth it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area do not miss this!! I went in with low expectations (come on, it's a butterfly conservatory) and was completely blown away. The variety of butterflies, frogs and wildlife along the hiking trail was incredible. The volunteer staff are very knowledgeable and the owner himself (a Texan) was very friendly and informative. We had many,... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Educational and fascinating! What started 15 years ago as a rain forest restoration project, with great success, has turned into a MUST VISIT for visitors to the La Fortuna area. Just a short drive past the Volcan Arenal Parque entrance you'll enter a world of butterflies, frogs and botanical gardens few people have seen. Knowledgeable guides with give you an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the minor entry fee ($15 USD adults, $11 students). Helpful and friendly staff, great habitats full of a large variety of butterflies, and an awesome cause to support with your dollars. Hiking the trails along the grounds are included in the entry fee, and it's worth taking the time to enjoy them as well. Could have easily stayed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and Informational. The staff were very informative. The natural surroundings added to the experience. The nature hike was an added bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a beautiful place with hundreds of butterflies, you can go if it is raining because the atriums are covered, but also if its nice and sunny, because then the butterflies are super active and chase each other around your head or sit on you if you wear some bright colors, also if you go earlier in the morning... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is run by volunteers, and kids, all knowledgeable, who will instruct you on various species. There are three separate tents, and a breeding program implemented to enlarge the species population. The nursery had every sort of cocoon.

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