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Pierella Ecological Garden

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Cuatro Esquinas, Horquetas 41003, Costa Rica
+506 8560 6504
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Briliant guide, great place, has White Bats

We went to look at William's White Bats (seemingly resident on the property) but got a bonus nature... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Ely, United Kingdom
our third trip here and still seeing new things AMAZING

We came back to visit William and family, and were again pleasantly surprised! we saw white bats... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Corpus Christi, Texas
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It started about 10 years ago as a butterfly farming project for export. Over time it was transforming into an area that offers a diversity of environments allowing for a wide range of niches where there are many species, ceasing to be a simple butterfly to become a true Ecological Garden. Apart from a butterfly and frog garden, we offer bird watching tours, wildlife spotting, and a camping site.
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“nature walk” (2 reviews)
“fruit” (2 reviews)
“costa rica” (4 reviews)
Cuatro Esquinas, Horquetas 41003, Costa Rica
+506 8560 6504
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went to look at William's White Bats (seemingly resident on the property) but got a bonus nature walk with loads of birds, two other species of bat, and some fantastic frogs

Thank BillyK24
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We came back to visit William and family, and were again pleasantly surprised! we saw white bats this time, baby parrots, a couple of sloths, a rare orange wood pecker among many other things. The best part is the hospitality you are shown here. The...More

Thank josephwoolridge
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We passed four hours around their Paradise, with the generous owners. We have learn a lot about the nature of the jungle habitat: birds, snakes, frogs, insects and butterflies. A very good souvenir in my heart!

Thank Normand Q
Reviewed 7 April 2017

While in Sarapiqui I participated in Selva Verde's morning bird walk (fair at best), Tirimbina's morning bird walk (very good), La Selva's morning nature walk (very good), and Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat's morning nature walk and their nocturnal nature walk (both very good plus). However, far...More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The William and his wife were wonderful hosts. The tour of the property looking at all the wildlife was just amazing . I feel like I was deep in the rain forest. To be able to get so up close and personal with the butterflies...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome ! Absolutely a top place to visit. William, the owner showed us the hiding places of lots of animals we would never have discovered on our own. A highlight was seeing month old parrots in their nest. We enjoyed a delightful...More

Reviewed 4 January 2016

We stopped for lunch and a tour at the Pierella Garden on our way to Sarapiqui from San Jose` and had a most enjoyable visit. The hosts put out fruit on feeding stands and while we ate lunch a variety of birds came to the...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 11 April 2015

We had heard about eco-gardens in the Horquetas area. Coming from the S, we noticed a discreet sign 3-4 km before the town and bent off to the right. We discovered private forest recuperation project with an agroforestry operation for organic cacao and coffee. It...More

Thank Justino D
Reviewed 10 April 2015

I have been to butterfly gardens and seen some tropical life in various places but at Pierella Ecological Garden you can get a much more up close and personal experience of rainforest wildlife. The butterfly garden is simply amazing with a variety of big and...More

2  Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 6 April 2015

We wanted to visit a place with frogs and toads. This garden is a free place for frogs, sloths, tucans, and other animals. It includes a butterfly farm with Morpho's. If you call in advance, lunch can also be provided. Good benefit/cost relation. By visiting...More

Thank Pieter Surdo v
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14 October 2017|
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Response from Normand Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes they were open last April, and we pass a good 4 hours with a guide that make us learn a lot of new thing about nature, super good place to see, we were put in contact by the owner of the Casona Tica Linda +506 2764 5807
Francis S
15 September 2016|
Response from Normand Q | Reviewed this property |
yes you can take your time and to do what you want