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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

#3 of 69 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Monteverde Butterfly Gardens Tour
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The Monteverde Butterfly Gardens has been teaching people about the marvels of insects and arachnids for over 20 years. Our mission has always been to change the way people view these small but fantastically diverse animals. It is not hard either- with 4 different butterfly habitats housing up to 30 species of butterfly, a leaf cutter ant colony and over 20 species of live Costa Rican insects and arachnids in our nature centre we have something that will melt the heart of even the most devout bug crusher! A dedicated and passionate group of staff and volunteers will guide you on a tour through our three acre facility where you will see just some of the amazing insects and arachnids Costa Rica has to offer! The property is lush and full of other Costa Rican favourites such as capuchin monkeys and agoutis! Birders will not be disappointed with wrens galore and common visits from Keel Billed toucan, blue crowned motmot and the occasional appearance of the famed bell bird. We are open 365 days a year, so drop by whenever you can!
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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this to us and we were delighted we went. Stunning selection of butterflies and a very interesting and knowledgeable guide - lots to learn about butterflies and insects. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local recommended the Butterfly Garden and I'm so glad we had an opportunity to explore this beautiful center. Helen, our guide, was so fun and knowledgeable. She gave us an amazing overview of insects at the start of our tour including tarantulas, stick bugs,...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually got to take out some morpho butterfly's newly hatched and set them into their enclosure, bit of a highlight . Our guide was real enthused, loved her beetles, loved her keenness and her energy. Well done, good tour.

1  Thank frangii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Devin. We had a great time and enjoyed learning so much about insects. Devin really knows a lot and made this tour fun. Thank you

3  Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing the butterflies, especially the transparent species. But the highlight was Brianna and the bugs - her presentation was great (humorous and hands on). She would be a great guest on a late night show in the U.S.

1  Thank mnwanderer2580
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We were taken around by Helen who, despite having only been there two weeks, was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and very accommodating of our 2yr old daughter. For $15pp (no charge for kids), you get a 90 minute tour of their insect collection and information, and...More

1  Thank thebigbosh
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Did a great tour with the family with Helen, who was a fantastic guide. We learnt a lot . She was obviously very passionate about nature! Fantic. Thanks Helen!

Thank wesley b
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Sam was wonderfully informed and gave us just enough science with humor on the tour. She was great! Each garden was unique and the chance to see them up close was wonderful! Glad we stopped by

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

One rainy day we were very lucky to be given the tour by the owner Tom who was enthusiastic and knowledgable about the wonderful collection of butterflies. We actually got to release a few of them that had just eclosed and witnessed their first flight....More

1  Thank mmdumesnil
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Our family of 5 took a tour of this garden for about 1 1/2 hours. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. Lots of butterflies. Definitely good value.

Thank WilmaWayne
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28 January 2015|
Response from Bryna B | Property representative |
You can, though due to the confusion of there being more than one butterfly garden in town you are best to just jump in a taxi and ask to come to the gardens! We have tours all the time so no need to worry about making it... More