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Nathaly Butterfly Garden

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Address: A100m right next to Central Park, Mindo, Ecuador
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+593 2-217-0122
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Walking Among Butterflies

The enclosure fairly attractively laid out with feeding stations along the paths for up-close viewing. However, we saw no signage to help us with identification. Part of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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McGregor, Texas
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McGregor, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The enclosure fairly attractively laid out with feeding stations along the paths for up-close viewing. However, we saw no signage to help us with identification. Part of the reason for the visit was to see the orchids, for which there was no signage to warn us that they were not in bloom at the time of our visit, or any... More 

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Berkeley, California
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this low key butterfly garden right in the center of town. The owner was very enthusiastic and we enjoyed a very pleasant hour perusing the orchids, butterflies and hummingbirds.

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Thank tomalyse
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great little spot in Mindo. The guide who took us around was really informative, showing us the different stages Fromm butterfly eggs to caterpillars butterflies. There is also a hummingbirds garden which was is amazing.

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Thank gazzamataz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

English/Deutsch/Castellano I went here on my own during my stay in Mindo and spent a very relaxed morning. The entry is $5 and there is a tent with many beautiful butterflies that won't hesitate to land on you and a little terrasse with a roof and hammocks from which you can watch an abundancr of colibris feeding. Nach $5 Eintritt... More 

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Thank Windfahrt
Adelaide
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The sign said they open at 9.30am and I waited until 9.50am but no one was there, so I went to Mariposa de Mindo just outside of town which was a great experience. Later the same day I came back again and there was a lady at the gate. She took my $5 and let me inside. I didn't receive... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

$5 for the combined hummingbird, orchid and butterfly experience (rather than paying for these individually around town). It's mainly butterflies though - average garden and can't see the hummingbirds up close.

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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

On my first trip to Mindo, I paid to see the hummingbirds at Hostal El Descanso, and the butterflies at the mariposario. Both were lovely, but I got the same experience here for only one entrance fee! They have butterflies, hummingbirds, and lots of plants and a pond to enjoy. Plus, this place is a short walk in town, so... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Nathaly Butterfly Garden had some varieties of butterflies that I haven't seen at other establishments near Mindo and this was really appreciated. There are many varieties of orchids as well, but you really need a knowledgable guide to show you the intricacies of each and every plant, especially if you know nothing about orchids. To the untrained eye, like mine... More 

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retiredJB
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

There is a long, potholed dirt road that leads there. It is slow going. Almost better for a Jeep. They only allow so many people into the butterfly houses at a time, so you might have to wait. There are hummingbird feeders near the entrance, so they provide entertainment and photo opportunities galore. I took more shots of hummingbirds than... More 

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leics
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42 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

An amazing place all info on butterflies in one place. Just sit and enjoy, the staff give you some banana to put on your hands and the butterflies rest on your hands.

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