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Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas)

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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...more
Near Pension Monteverde Inn | On road to Monteverde, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5512
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our two hour visit here immensely. Our guide, a young Austrailian woman, was very knowledgeable about her insects, as well as the butterflies. This tour is definitely worth the price

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest, I was disappointed. Conceptually, it is just fine. The tour begins with a presentation of Costa Rican insects with some live samples for the guests to handle. Followed by walking guests through 4-5 different habits representing the butterflies of different biomes found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Bryna B, Owner at Monteverde Butterfly Garden (Jardin de Mariposas), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ouch, one of the most difficult things as a business owner is we can not control expectations. We never try to sell ourselves as a spectacle. We respect the living animals we work with and try to maintain them in as realistic habitat as possible,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the Monteverde butterfly gardens was surprising in a very positive way: half of the tour was focused on local butterflies, while the other half was an extremely informative and entertaining close-up look on arachnids and insects. So many fun facts! Our volunteer...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tours starts in a room with terrariums where you can examine scorpions, tarantulas and other “bugs”. The tour of the butterfly gardens was very nice. Beautiful gardens and a large selection of butterfly’s. Took too many pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The butterflies were beautiful and the tour enhanced our experience even more. I wanted to see the glass winged butterfly before we went to Costa Rica and we FINALLY saw it here. It was like a dream come true to me. The morpho helenor were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe this was the third butterfly garden we’ve seen on our trip to Costa Rica and this was head and shoulders above the others. The guide was a young British feIlow who would only been here for two months but he was very knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lubran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today not sure what to expect we had an amazing and informative experience our guide was so knowledgable and enthusiastic we learnt such a lot. One to put on the list when in the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Spud800
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide was very enjoyable and knowledgable. So many butterflies and flowers. The introduction was a nice surprise, as the guide presents all sorts of insects and animals like tarantula, scorpions, etc..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sebivers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the butterfly garden. They have four different rooms with butterflies, from different elevations. The fourth one has butterflies found locally. They also have an ant colony and a room with spiders, scorpions, beetles, and stick bugs. The guides are very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

What a great place ! The guides: Maddie & Claire were amazing ! Funny and really interesting. We learned a lot about fauna and flora! They were passionate and The gift shop was so original and cute. Thanks for everything !

Date of experience: January 2019
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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