Mariposario de Níjar S.L

Mariposario de Níjar S.L, Nijar: Address, Phone Number, Mariposario de Níjar S.L Reviews: 4.5/5

Mariposario de Níjar S.L
4.5
Zoos • Other Zoos & Aquariums
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Welcome to the Butterfly Farm of Nijar, Almeria, Andalucia. You will see hundreds of exotic butterflies flying freely around you in a very nice and peaceful flowery mediterranean garden surrounded with mesh. Guided tours of 20 minutes run all day every half an hour. You are very welcome to take pictures and videos: no limit of time. Morning is the best moment to see butterflies emerging...
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4.5
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Paul1stadd
Addingham, UK29 contributions
Wonderful little gem
Aug 2018 • Family
We picked up a leaflet in a tourist information office and we’re so glad we did, this is a wonderful place to go and the ladies running the place are very knowledgable and friendly. We arrived as it opened and were greeted and given an explanation of what they did and was taken in to the butterfly house. After twenty minutes of strolling around the lovely pathways and looking at the various beautiful butterflies we were met by another lady who gave us a really interesting talk about the various species of butterflies and their life cycles. The butterfly house isn’t big, but it doesn’t need to be, you can walk down the same pathway four or five times and see different butterflies each time. At the end you are given a nice, refreshing glass of home made lemonade in a small souvenir shop (which isn’t designed just to take more money from you). Please don’t be put off by the one negative review on here, the person who wrote it clearly didn’t listen to the talk and had unrealistic expectations, this is a wonderful way to spend a relaxed morning. Highly recommended
Written 7 September 2018
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Catherine H
Kuranda, Australia29 contributions
Pleasant surprise
May 2018 • Friends
Beautiful butterflies in a lovely setting. Yolande was full of information and answered our many questions! Small shop with with locally hand made gifts very reasonably priced. Good value for money and we were made to feel very welcome.
Written 10 May 2018
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Deborah P
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🦋 Magical Mariposario 🦋
Jul 2017 • Family
Enjoyed visiting this small Butterfly farm. Lovely Spanish lady 'Marrivé', gave us a guided tour in quite good English and we could understand her (The English guide was off today) About 20-30 species, depending on the time of year that you visit. Very informative tour and unlimited time to wander round by ourselves. They explain everything from the laying of an egg to the lifespan of all the different butterflies. Marrivé also opened the cocoon cupboard for us to take photos of newly emerging butterflies. Facilities: small shop, outside seating area (under cover) and a chemical (unisex) toilet. Parking is on the wasteland next to the entrance.
Don't expect a huge commercial set-up, it's only been up and running for about 2 years, but it's lovely inside. In hot weather you'll appreciate being automatically misted every few minutes or so! Lovely set-up inside, obviously very humid and tropical.
After the tour they bring you out some lemonade/lemon squash to drink in the picnic area.
We loved it and would visit again with friends/relatives. *I would say wheelchair friendly as inside is all flat ground/earth.
Gracias Mariposario! Xx
Written 28 July 2017
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Tom_Hetherington
Southampton, UK10 contributions
Enchanting visit
May 2017 • Family
We had a fab visit to the butterfly house with our 5 year old daughter who absolutely loved it. Nice low key setting without the more commercial aspects of a larger attraction which suited us well. Very friendly staff made us feel welcome and entry price was reasonable. Would recommend to families with young children.
Written 31 May 2017
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Mark W
Derby, UK9 contributions
Fun filled couple of hours
Aug 2016 • Family
Hearing through the press, my parents suggested a trip with the grandchildren (age 4 and 6) to the newly opened butterfly farm. They all had a great couple of hours, could have possibly stated longer if children were older and the weather wasn't so hot! Very well ran, lovely friendly staff, English speaking guide on hand. Complementary cold drinks well received, small picnic area perfect for lunch. A genuine hit - well worth the visit for young and old! Will definitely return and recommend to others!! Thank you Mariposario!! 😀
Written 4 September 2016
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SCJK
Croydon, UK52 contributions
Little gem
Aug 2016 • Family
Had a lovely hour here wandering around. It's very cute and nicely put together. The lady owner gave us a little guided tour was very interesting. Cute, tranquil and very happy we visited.
Written 3 August 2016
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