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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

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Address: Barrio Tournon, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
506-222-2937
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
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30 species of butterflies flutter around this magical garden.

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Quite close to the centre of San Jose, and very unexpected, the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden was a lovely couple of hours spent away from the noise and traffic and the city hustle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Moruya, Australia
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Moruya, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite close to the centre of San Jose, and very unexpected, the Spirogyra Butterfly Garden was a lovely couple of hours spent away from the noise and traffic and the city hustle and bustle. Family built and still owned, it has some beautiful butterflies, some turtles and a great display of pupae.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stopped by for a tour on a sunny morning and thoroughly enjoyed all the butterflies. The butterflies are most active when the sun is out, so I wouldn't recommend this tour if it's raining, as the roof is made of netting. We were impressed by the variety of butterflies present. You are loaned a butterfly identification guide and a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting this place and rather enjoyed the beautiful ambience of the contemplation path as well as all of the butterflies and information.

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Thank Charles G
VANCOUVER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Tucked away and a quick walk from the central area. Very worthwhile. Lots of great butterflies up close and personal. One note: wear you Natrapel...got my first mosquito bites while visiting here. Well worth the time and money.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

One of the best places to visit in San Jose. Wonderful garden with magical butterflies and flora ...

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

at one of the entrances to the museum lots of plants, humidity and butterflies some beautiful colors, but they move quickly at least in the AM well worth while, some good photo ops

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

However, we did see the famous blue butterflies:) The garden is pretty and probably later in the year there are more butterflies but we saw enough to be happy.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Many varieties of butterflies, which were very active when the Garden just opened, in a small jungle-like setting. We came just before feeding time. Knowledgeable staff answered our questions. Very pleasant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Butterflies are just beautiful and very photographic. Take the walk up to the top. And you are close to Museum of Natural History

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

A must visit for any Nature lover. Purely divine and blissful... Blue morphos greet you as you enter their netted sanctuary... Amazing!!! Butterflies everywhere!!! Places to sit and admire the beauty of these precious beings. Informative, educational, relaxing... Also a nice Nature walk at the end of the butterfly sanctuary... Need hiking boots, steep hike.

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