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Butterfly Conservatory

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El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1149
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Small, with great guides

We liked this place a lot! It consists of a series of net shelters with different varieties of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HappyCampers217
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Oak Park, Illinois
Beautiful & Educational

This was a great place to learn more about the butterflies in Costa Rica and to see all that is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan J
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Twin CIties
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The Butterfly Conservatory is a Nature Regeneration Project dedicated to the preservation, growth, and study of the rainforest; with focus on butterflies and other tropical rainforest species, such as insects, frogs, lizards, fish, and plants of the...more
Closes in 23 min
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1149
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"howler monkeys"
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"life cycle"
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"different species"
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"costa rica"
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"worth the trip"
in 12 reviews
"river walk"
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"few hours"
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"blue morphos"
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"arenal volcano"
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"frog house"
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"the owner"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this place a lot! It consists of a series of net shelters with different varieties of butterflies. The guide was really knowledgeable, and clearly eager to share his knowledge.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to learn more about the butterflies in Costa Rica and to see all that is being done with "butterfly ranching".

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

On our last day in El Castillo, we stopped at the Butterfly Conservancy and were so glad we did. The volunteer tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and took us through each area slowly, giving us ample time to watch and photograph the butterflies, frogs, and...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We actually visited two other Butterfly parks after this, and nothing compared. The way this is set up, you feel like you entered their home. Immediately the fly around you, and if you stand still (and have earthy colors on), they will land right on...More

Thank Looking4Food
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A friend told us not to miss this tour and she was correct. The 4 butterfly rooms were amazing. In the blue morpho room you are surrounded by dozens of active butterflies. We have never seen so many beautiful butterflies in one place. We learned...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Beautiful tour and guide to tell you many interesting facts of the butterflies and area. Close to Lost iguana Resort and views of very volcano area.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A visit to the butterfly conservatory is an absolutely satisfying experience. Glenn‘s and his volunteers’ passion and enthusiasm for reforestation and the breeding of endemic butterflies and frogs can be addicting. Our visit to the conservatory filled us with joy and the desire to support...More

Thank Alfred S
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We spent a few hours here with the help of volunteer dosens from all over the world. The butterfly houses are amazing with three layes of jungle represented, edge of the forest, inside the edge, and deep in the forest with different butterflys living in...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We heard great things about this online and decided to stop in while traveling around the area. The center is definitely special - a lot of fun and the tour guide, a young girl from Vermont, USA was knowledgeable and friendly. She walked with us...More

Thank Steven U
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Tons of butterflies that the kids can pick up and enjoy!! The kids needed a quieter day and this was the ticket. We enjoyed learning about the butterflies and various frogs and having a short walk around a river.

Thank cmptraveller
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MARGOT W
15 May 2017|
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Response from Glenn B | Property representative |
Taxi's are found in the Central Plaza of La Fortuna, the trip out to El Castillo costs approvimately $30. By the way, the road to El Castillo has recently been resurfaced and is in excellent condition. There is a shuttle... More
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AnaIPM
28 December 2016|
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Response from Glenn B | Property representative |
Thanks for considering the Butterfly Conservatory for a place on your agenda while in Costa Rica. We are open everyday of the year from 8am to 4pm, the entrance for adults is $15, and students $11. No reservations are... More
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Renee T
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