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The Bat Jungle

#6 of 65 things to do in Monteverde Features Animals
Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Bat Jungle -- Fun and Fascinating!

My curiousity got the best of me so I visited the Bat Jungle. What a terrific little place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
misstutti2
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Antigua, Guatemala
The Kids Loved It!..Me too!

I kids were so excited with the types of bats, their behavior and were surprised to learn how much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ilearnbytravel
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Windermere, Florida
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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
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“behind glass” (29 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My curiousity got the best of me so I visited the Bat Jungle. What a terrific little place! Displayed are lots of facts about bats that will help children and adults understand how essential bats are to the environment. The live bat exhibit is fascinating....More

Thank misstutti2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I kids were so excited with the types of bats, their behavior and were surprised to learn how much they contribute to insect control. One of the kids wore his Batman mask and he tripped!

Thank ilearnbytravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like bats for some reason or other, so this was a really neat place. There was a small museum with much larger than life sculptures of different types of bats and the tour guide had lots of info to pass on about how they...More

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a rainy day. Lots of interesting information on bats. Relatively small. Appreciated an informal tour and the guide's advice that little kids (2 years old) probably wouldn't last through the full tour. The bat 'cave' allows you to see bats eating and families...More

Thank apdeem
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My kids really wanted to go into this exhibit, which is really like a little ecozoo. I really didn't want to go, but the man seemed so nice and genuinely excited about bats that I figured, why not, I'll give it a shot. Well, I...More

Thank Gwendellyn E
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The people who work here are very kind and helpful and excited about bats. You will learn how important they are as pollinators in the forest and get to see them feeding in the exhibit. It is a quick stop and well worth your time...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I had a great experience going to the Bat Jungle. At first it seems quite small but the tour guide (Sam) had loads to tell about bats and the importance of them in our eco-system.

Thank Lisakikker
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks for the positive review, Lisa! We get a lot of those, and will try to keep them coming.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was an unusual learning experience. A guide explained about the many varieties of bats world wide. We then went into a darkened room where several different species were flying around in a room just for them. We were not in contact with them except...More

Thank Joan R
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is a tiny place. We enjoyed our visit, you can see lots of bats behind the glass. There is basically one room and our visit was complete in 20 mins. You can learn a lot but not a day trip in itself

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were able to see a lot of wildlife in our 16-day vacation in Costa Rica but watching bats in action was something that we would not experience if it were not for the Bat Jungle. We enjoyed this 10 yrs ago and we came...More

Thank Stephanie S
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