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Arrival Departure Rooms Adults/Room Children/Room (*)
Recommended Stay 2-4 Nights
(*) 10 year olds and younger sharing room with parents.

Reserve 2 nights, get a 3rd free: April 6th to June 30th 2015 | September 1st to December 18th

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Monteverde Butterfly Garden Tour

The Tour
This tour takes around 2 hours. The tour price includes the services of an expert Butterfly Garden Guide, for a group of no more than 12 guests when shared, and only your party when reserved privately, along with round trip transportation and the entrance fee.

A minimum of two people is required to meet the transportation cost included in the below price, while a reduced rate exists for those with their own transportation.
Shared Adult Rate Shared Child Rate Private Adult Rate Private Child Rate
$22 $15 $30 $30

The Monteverde Butterfly Garden experience is based on hands on education. Highly educated guides will help you learn about spiders and insects from all over the Monteverde region.

Your tour begins in the nature center, for an overview of spiders and insects. This includes up close and personal (but safe) experiences with scorpions, spiders, and all kinds of insects. The Butterfly Garden mission is create an appreciation for the great biodiversity of the Monteverde region.

After the nature center the tour continues into 4 butterfly gardens. Each of the 4 gardens represents a different local habitat including the hot lowlands, mid-elevation forest edge, deep forest and cloud forest.

Your guide will teach you about butterfly natural history while helping you locate and observe as many butterflies as possible. The tour finishes at a special exhibit on Leaf Cutter Ants, one of Costa Rica`s most outstanding insects. You may find and watch them working away in the forest on a cloud forest hike. The Butterfly Garden provides a way to see them working underground.

After the tour you can go back into the gardens for more pictures, check out the medicinal plant garden, or bird watch from the balcony.

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Office: 011 (+506) 2257-0766
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400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road.
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Smokers Be Aware!
Costa Rica has recently passed one of the strictest smoking regulations in the world; hotels are 100% SMOKE FREE.
If you are a guest at the hotel, and want to smoke, by law you are required to leave the property. This is a 300 meter walk to the road outside the main gate, day or night, rain or shine. We realize that this is very inconvenient, but it’s the law. There is an $800 fine for breaking this law.