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    The garden is open from 8:30am to 4pm with tours running constantly until 3:30pm. The tour takes 1.5-hours and is relaxed and easy walking with benches for relaxing. You will start your adventure with expert guides exploring the nature center full of live insects like beetles, tarantulas and praying mantis.

    Then you will stroll through 4 enclosed greenhouses where butterflies are flying rain or shine in the butterfly gardens. This makes an excellent option for rainy afternoons in Monteverde. One of the most popular exhibits is the Leaf Cutter Ant Colony where you can see underneath the ground at just what all those ants are up to with the leaf that they carry. 

    The garden is partnered with the local public library so all proceeds from the gift shop go directly to helping the community. Tours are offered in English and Spanish.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A beautiful garden with some beautiful butterflies AND other animals too. Also in a great location staying anywhere in the nearby town. What makes this place special is the quality of the guides. I was treated by Maddy who made me laugh, learn and apprecuate...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Adjetey442
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This is a tour for everybody! Peik is an extraordinary guide because he knows so much about insects and butterflies in connection with nature. He gives information about complex systems in a way that is very interesting and easy to understand. He knows many languages...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank HegeR129
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This was an excellent guided tour by a very knowledgeable high school student from Norway named, Peik. He has a vast knowledge of insects, plants and of course butterflies. Peik even encouraged me to try a live asthma beetle ( has a peppery taste). The...More

    3  Thank 862darylt
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We had a great tour at this beautiful place. Our guide Peik was so knowledgable and interesting, and it made the whole tour really fascinating, cause you could see he loved it. Thank you Peik for a great tour. And ofcourse the butterflies are stunning...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank DavidEngel
    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    Took a group of Scottish teenagers here this afternoon and we had an amazing time. Mitchell gave the best tour! He was hilariously funny incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about bugs and butterflies. My pupils were hanging on every word, as was I. He did a...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank stephenfran2016
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