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“Sorry, but not worth it!”

Bocas Butterfly Garden
Reviewed 30 April 2014

The place is beautiful, especially the mangrove when you arrive by boat, and the trees surrounding the property, which I took the liberty to explore, while waiting for our boater to return, but instead of the so many butterfly species announced in travel guides, you can see barely 5 or 6, and the place really looks neglected. Keep your 5$ for something better!

Thank Micarmand
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Don't waste your money. There is maybe 3-4 butterflies to see. The overall condition of the place is very poor and it costs $5 to enter a tiny dome with a few butterflies.

Thank ZheAleman
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

A 5 minute boat ride from Bocas town further along the island, but not possibel to get there by road or path, the Butterfy garden is small, but you can walk into the 'tent' itself among the butteflies. Sit and watch them fly about and rest. Great for taking photographs. The life history of butterflies can also be followed, and tiny frogs can be seen outsdie the garden. Make sure you wear lots of repellent, particularly round feet and ankles. The san flies are nasty.

Thank Norma S
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Awesome! Come support a local spot. Quiet & feels like you're in the middle of the jungle & it's just a short stroll from Bocas marina. Louis, the owner & Antonio showed us around & explained all the phases of butterflies. They also have a terrarium w/ frogs. And we also spotted a sloth! Fabulous photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

As others have said, you need to take a water taxi here (cost us $2 each both ways = $8 total) then $5 each to get in. There's a butterfly enclosure which is nice to have them flying around you, but there are only really 2 species and not a huge amount of them. Then there is a tank of brightly coloured frogs to look at too, and that's it. We didn't get a tour, as no one was around who spoke English, so we were done in 30 minutes and that was with a lot of strolling. Overall, a nice little place but be aware of what you get for your $18.

2  Thank Shelley D
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