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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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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 2 days ago

The butterfly farm houses approximately 30 species of butterflies native to Costa Rica. Inside you will see a few different butterflies from the very pretty to the more drab. Probably most interesting are the exhibit houses, inside the butterfly museum, where you can see the...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great educational staff... but the butterfly garden has 5 butterflies per enclosure... the insect talk was very nice though.

Thank aleferna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice side visit that provided interaction with insects and up close education with a guide. The gardens and settings were beautiful and I leaned a lot about the natural world. This information inspired me as I spent more time in the rainforest.

Thank Maura C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was brilliant and hilarious and made insects into rock stars. She gave the most interesting and colorful presentation of any tour we took in Costa Rica. The butterflies were almost an afterthought (still beautiful though).

Thank equinoxWashDc
Reviewed 4 November 2017

One of the most informative activities on our visit to Costa Rica. The visit does not take long, but it is well worth the time. As is the case with many of the presentations in the Monteverde Reserve, this is a very worthwhile activity.

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you are spending time in Monteverde Cloud Forest, then you must make a point to visit Jardin de Mariposas (or Monteverde Butterfly Gardens), a lovely attraction near Santa Elena town. Located at the end of the road and off the beaten path, this place...More

Thank KKPlumlee
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband, 1.5 year old son, and I went in July 2017 and loved the beautiful butterflies, leaf-cutter ants, and other beetles and insects. We learned a lot and would highly recommend it! The staff was very enthusiastic, friendly, and helpful.

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 31 August 2017

A quiet spot, the butterfly garden has an impressive range of species. Our tour guide was exceptionally passionate and knowledgeable. Looking at the bug species was intriguing, I got to hold a stick insect and a dung beetle. Seeing the butterflies up close was a...More

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 11 August 2017

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
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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