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The Bat Jungle

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Address: Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 7701
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:30
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# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the...

# 85 live bats free-flying in our huge enclosure, designed to resemble the cloud forest at night# Guided tour by professional guides takes about 45 minutes# The tour is both informative, educational and entertaining, with a focus on biology and conservation# Cleverly designed interpretive exhibits, like our giant ears, huge bat heads, and bat skeleton.# You will see, at close range, 85 tropical fruit-eating and nectar-feeding bats from the Monteverde area# Our bats fly, eat, socialize, and even give birth before your eyes

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Completely change my view about Bats - MUST SEE & DO !!!!!

We had a spare afternoon so we took the bus up the valley from Santa Elena ($1 - 15 minutes ride). The tour is approx.an hour with about 45 minutes talk and 15 minutes with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Granada, Nicaragua
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Granada, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a spare afternoon so we took the bus up the valley from Santa Elena ($1 - 15 minutes ride). The tour is approx.an hour with about 45 minutes talk and 15 minutes with the bats. The talk was captivating, honestly, we sat there and couldn't get enough info about these little creatures and the host is funny as... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You begin your visit with an incredibly well done lecture on bats, their place in our world, and why people unfortunately fear them. I have rarely enjoyed a lecture more. The actual bat exhibit is small but gives ample opportunity to photograph and enjoy their behavior. it is time well spent.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small but amazing tour was a delightful surprise. The guide was knowledgeable and the experience enlightening. Even for those who might be squeamish about bats....this will change your view and dispel misconceptions.

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Thank sherry0224
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't really a "bat" person until I came on this tour. Going on the tour with Vino- a passionate and personable guide, actually "personalized" the bats. Our family thought this was one of our favorite tours while in Costa Rica- a definite unexpected highlight while in Monteverde. We walked in and realized that it would be an hour before... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved seeing all the different types of bats active in their enclosure and learning about the nature of bats and bat history in Costa Rica!

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great idea for a rainy day! Best times to come are early in the morning or mid-late afternoon. The guy running the place did a great job explaining the different kinds of bats, eating styles, etc. It was very educational: I thought I knew about bats decently well before this, but found out that I really didn't know much.... More 

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Doddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice place, informative posters, enthusiastic staff and the closest you are likely to get to local bats?

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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Who thinks much about bats? You really should! Stop in and see why. Three presentations a day, extremely knowledgeable guide, excellent exhibits. We were astonished and amazed, really!

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Bat Jungle is packed with information, photos, interactive exhibits, and, of course, bats! You take a guided tour with Arturo who knows about and loves all things Chiroptera (the order of bats). We were there at feeding time which is especially great as the bats swoop around landing on fruit dishes and nectar feeders. This is an indoor small... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you are okay with zoos, you'll love this place. If you'd prefer to see bats in a natural setting, go on a night hike.

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