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Mariposario Butterfly Garden

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Address: | Las Delicias de Cobano de Puntarenas, Montezuma 60111, Costa Rica
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+506 2642 1317
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The Montezuma Butterfly Gardens is located 1.6 km outside of Montezuma on...

The Montezuma Butterfly Gardens is located 1.6 km outside of Montezuma on the Montezuma-Delicias road where the trail to the upper waterfalls is located. The Butterfly garden is open 7 days a week 8am-5pm. The entrance fee is $4.

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Best place in Costa Rica

This was by far the best thing we did in Costa Rica. We were expecting it to be more scientific and touristy like a science museum, but it was a really chill, tranquil place to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best thing we did in Costa Rica. We were expecting it to be more scientific and touristy like a science museum, but it was a really chill, tranquil place to drink great beer and hang out with butterflies. Sarah, an Irish woman who tends to the butterflies and the gardens, gave us a lovely tour... More 

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Albany, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mariposario butterfly garden is a wonderful stroll among a variety of colorful butterflies. The stroll through the garden is lead by a well informed and pleasant guide. The garden is one of the potential entry points to the waterfall- there are maps at the entrance. The best part of the visit is sampling the outstanding local microbrewery beers. The garden... More 

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to larger butterfly farms than this one, but, on a small scale this facility is a nice introduction to a small variety of butterflies and their reproduction cycle. They have done a nice job on the garden area and feeding stations. It is well worth a visit to support the cause and help the facility grow.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty butterflies in a peaceful place in the hills. Anna was very helpful in explaining the life cycles of butterflies and how they look after them. Enjoyed the beers from the butterfly brewery-would really recommend the flight of beers before choosing your favourite. Unfortunately the clandestina restaurant wasn't open on a Sunday or Monday so we couldn't try it but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Sarah, our guide was very informative & ready to answer all of our questions. The amount of butterflies that we saw while there was very amazing. Because different butterflies lay their eggs on different types of tree leaves there was quite a selection of trees also. Well worth the couple of hours that we spent in there. Not an expensive... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our guide gave us great explanations of the types of butterflies and the life stages. We were able to see the different stages of the pupa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

In the process of planning a dinner @ Clandestina's in the Mariposario B&B, we had noted the butterfly garden and decided to check it out. For a nominal fee, we were lead by their caretaker onto the "garden". It is basically an enclosed area on the hillside behind the B&B, with netting overhanging. This is a mechanism to contain the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Well worth a trip for a couple of hours. Very reasonable at $6 and they have some beautiful butterflies. The cafe is worth visiting too with some locally brewed beers and good quality food.

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The entrance fee is $6 per person but is free if you staying at the hotel. There are quite a few different types of butterflies and the volunteers are informative regarding the lifespan of the butterfly and all different butterfly facts. It is a nice little place, worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We (my mom and I) read about the Mariposario B&B on a blog I frequent, refinery29 and decided to stay there for our time in Costa Rica. We stayed a week in the Morpho room and had the best time! Our room had a small balcony overlooking the butterfly garden and it was quiet. The butterfly garden was absolutely overflowing... More 

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