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The Bat Jungle

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7701
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the...

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes

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Great for kids

My kids really wanted to go into this exhibit, which is really like a little ecozoo. I really didn't want to go, but the man seemed so nice and genuinely excited about bats that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gwendellyn E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids really wanted to go into this exhibit, which is really like a little ecozoo. I really didn't want to go, but the man seemed so nice and genuinely excited about bats that I figured, why not, I'll give it a shot. Well, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The information is riveting and important to... More 

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Thank Gwendellyn E
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people who work here are very kind and helpful and excited about bats. You will learn how important they are as pollinators in the forest and get to see them feeding in the exhibit. It is a quick stop and well worth your time to hear them communicate with the cool machine they set up to hear the bats!

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Thank Dawn M
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great experience going to the Bat Jungle. At first it seems quite small but the tour guide (Sam) had loads to tell about bats and the importance of them in our eco-system.

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rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review, Lisa! We get a lot of those, and will try to keep them coming. More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was an unusual learning experience. A guide explained about the many varieties of bats world wide. We then went into a darkened room where several different species were flying around in a room just for them. We were not in contact with them except thru a glass enclosure. Great place for young kids or a school group to learn... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny place. We enjoyed our visit, you can see lots of bats behind the glass. There is basically one room and our visit was complete in 20 mins. You can learn a lot but not a day trip in itself

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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were able to see a lot of wildlife in our 16-day vacation in Costa Rica but watching bats in action was something that we would not experience if it were not for the Bat Jungle. We enjoyed this 10 yrs ago and we came back to show out 8 yr old daughter . She came home able to dispel... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great little place! You can do it as a guided tour ($14US) or else DIY for half price. We signed up for the guided option but arrived early & were allowed to look around beforehand, so basically we did a self-guided tour followed by a guided one. If you're short on cash self-guided is the way to go, as there... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Bat Jungle was a very informative, enjoyable tour. The enclosure for viewing the bats gave opportunity to see them up close as we learned about the different varieties.

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Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The tour guide was a wealth of information about bats, and presented the information in a very entertaining manner. The bats themselves were pretty quiet, so I was a little disappointed in that part of the visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to visit when no other groups were there. The front room has several informative signs and displays about various bats. The bat cave is one long room with many different kinds of bats flying around behind a glass. The bats were adjusted so that they were awake and eating during the day and asleep at night. I... More 

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