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The Bat Jungle

#7 of 64 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Tourist Trap

Ever go to an attraction and felt as though you were totally taken advantage of as a tourist? This... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2015
Janine422
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Hauppauge, New York
Very informative

This was a great place to go on a rainy day. The tour was extremely informative and entertaining... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2015
Sunfleck
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Asheville, North Carolina
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# 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Ever go to an attraction and felt as though you were totally taken advantage of as a tourist? This is how I felt after my visit to the Bat Jungle. The tour took approximately 5 minutes to complete. The so called bat cave was as...More

Thank Janine422
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2015

Janine422 complains that her tour of the Bat Jungle only lasted 5 minutes. The minimum time for a guided tour is 45 minutes. I assume she did not take a tour, but just asked to walk into to the bat flight area to see bats,...More

Reviewed 18 June 2015

This was a great place to go on a rainy day. The tour was extremely informative and entertaining - the guide's passion for bats was contagious. By the time we finally saw the bats we felt like we knew them well and understood their importance...More

1  Thank Sunfleck
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Bats are very cool and adorable, in my opinion, so I'm always up for an interesting, unique experience like this. You can take a self-guided or guided tour. I didn't have time to take the guided tour, which I'm sure is very educational and worthwhile....More

1  Thank 4EverTraveler66
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Make no mistake: if you know the basics about bats (Batman, they fly and they are ugly, period) you will learn a lot and start to appreciate these wonderful animals. I think the amount of species in exhibition are low compared to the available variety:...More

2  Thank Guell66
Reviewed 29 May 2015

This is an excellent exhibition lead by a Biologist from Belgium. On the tour which lasts about an hour, he'll tell you all you want to know about bats. Locals and from other parts of the world. Very informative. And best for last there's a...More

Thank Dryanta
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

We checked this out since it was down the hill from a terrific Argentinian restaurant and it was cheap. It was cool if you're into bats. There was a self-guided education center (very low-budget) and then a corridor behind curtains that we walked along to...More

1  Thank Kris M
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I've visited the bat jungle in Monteverde, this time with friends who hadn't been before and I found it just as interesting the second time round. Vino De Backer is a biologist and knows everything )and probably more!) about bats....More

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 22 May 2015

The owner is the lecturer and demonstrator. It would seem there isn't much he doesn't know about bats. While the facility is somewhat limited size wise, we were very pleased with the quality of education provided.

Thank Peyecat
Reviewed 21 May 2015

My perspective on bats took a 180 degree turn. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide made this a great choice.

Thank vacationerSt_Louis
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Welcome to the world of bats, up close, personal, and among us. I have loved watching bats flutter in the twilight, and the guided tour at the Bat Jungle facility, provided fascinating information about bats, and a chance to see them at feeding time. Also...More

Thank Dave T
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