MONTEVERDE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
- The Monteverde Butterfly Garden is located in scenic mountains, with incredible views of the cloud forest and the Gulf of Nicoya.
The workers raise about 50 local butterfly species by hand to keep their gardens blooming with life.
In the Nature Center, you will learn about the complexities and nuances of the butterfly life cycle, including live eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalis. You can expect to
see the flashy blue morpho butterflies, the most famous in Costa Rica, and the huge owl butterflies, the largest in the country.
ORCHID GARDEN IN MONTEVERDE
- This impressive collection of more than 400 species of orchids includes the Guardia morada, the national flower, as well as other species such as
Maxillaria, Epindendrum, and Oncidium.
Your visit to this unique garden helps support the Monteverde Orchid Conservation and Research Project which is working to protect and learn more about orchid species found in
Monteverde. This tour runs several times throughout the day from 9 AM to 4 PM and lasts about 2 hours.
MONTEVERDE FROG POND
- You'll be amazed by the diversity found at the Frog Pond which features more than 20 species of frogs and other amphibians found in Costa Rica, including the
famous red eyed tree frog.
Part of the proceeds from your visit goes to conservation and research efforts towards protecting frogs and toads. The Frog Pond strives to
educate and inspire others to take an interest in these unique animals. This tour runs several times throughout the day from 9 AM to 8:30 PM.
- In this interesting place you will learn about the natural history of the region and admire the colorfulness, speed and unequaled beauty of the
Costa Rican hummingbirds.
The gallery also features a slide show and an exhibit of photographs by famous photographers like Michael and Patricia Fogden. This tour runs several times throughout the day from
7 AM to 3 PM and is included as part of your visit to the Monteverde Reserve.
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