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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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 10 June 2016

Our guide was way too happy to talk about the native bugs in the front display rooms before we went into the butterfly enclosures. eeek! We did have some rain, but two of the enclosures had roofs. We did have 5 monkeys chasing each other...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I was the only one for the time I showed up so I basically got a private tour. It was very fun, you get to go through the nature center that has a lot of really cool local bugs (bark scorpions, a tarantula, even a...More

Thank Kristine E
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My family came here on vacation and I have to say it was worth it. My daughter got to release a new butterfly in to the gardens and she can't stop talking about it. The tour took about an hour and I learned more about...More

Thank Arlo86
Reviewed 31 May 2016

This was such a treat! Our tour guide, Brianna, was absolutely wonderful - guiding us through the collection of spiders, scorpions, katydids, and beetles, before taking us through the stunning butterfly houses, where we got to release newly emerged butterflies. There is so much more...More

Thank Justina Z
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Little did we anticipate that the butterfly gardens would be one of the highlights of our visit to Monteverde due in no small measure to the infectious enthusiasm of Alison, our guide. She brought everything to life - so much more than just butterflies -...More

Thank ThingsOnTour
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I expected one hall with some flowers and some butterflies, but this place is SO much more. The price includes a tour, and we had the most enthusiastic entomologist as a guide, who showed us a tarantula, a scorpion mama, a variety of beetles, and...More

Thank StineMilla
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This was an unexpected gem on our tour of Monteverde.Dave and Brynna are incredibly knowledgeable about insects and butterflies. The gardens are beautiful and the leaf cutter ant exhibit in a natural setting was the incredibly setup.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Most informative, and enthusiastic tour of the insect/beetle displays and the 4 butterfly houses. Alison was an excellent guide - most impressed with the detail, care and knowledge she demonstrated as she took us through the displays. She made the trip! It was also very...More

Thank Mari0n14
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Small but great place to visit! The guide explained everything we wanted to know and took time to let is take great pictures!

Thank Maria de Lourde... G
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We had a tour if the butterfly gardens which included seeing some beetles and insects first. They were fascinating. I was really impressed with the guide who was happy to pick up all the critters and explain to us about them. We were then given...More

Thank elighnor
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Can we arrange a tour from most hotels?
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