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Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

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Calle 11, Barrio Tournon. From El Pueblo 50 east and 150 south. | White house with green door. Sign that says Cafe Colibri, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
506-222-2937
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A jungle paradise in the middle of the city

Wow, what a lovely time I had at this butterfly garden. I must have seen over 15 different kinds of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan W
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Peace and quiet

It was wonderful this morning to leave the dust and noise of downtown San Jose to spend a few... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helen S
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30 Species Of Butterflies Flutter Around This Magical Garden.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Calle 11, Barrio Tournon. From El Pueblo 50 east and 150 south. | White house with green door. Sign that says Cafe Colibri, San Jose 10110, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a lovely time I had at this butterfly garden. I must have seen over 15 different kinds of butterflies in a lush natural jungle setting. They give a butterfly species list so you can spot each kind and I learned so much about...More

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was wonderful this morning to leave the dust and noise of downtown San Jose to spend a few hours in this oasis of peace and beauty with the butterflies. Alejandro’s enthusiasm and welcome made it even more special. I took a cab, 3000 corones...More

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a small gem within the busy and not really breath-taking city of San Jose. Alejandro, who manages it, is a young guy full of enthusiasm and he will be more than happy to give you all the info you need on butterflies and...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is not a large place but we spent an enjoyable 90 minutes. The person who managed it was very hospitable and helpful,even bringing us glasses of cold water while we watched a video about butterflies. In addition to the garden, it includes a short...More

Thank skuebbing
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Alejandro - wonderful host and clearly loves this place! Had a great hour or so wandering round trying to spot them all! The forest walk at the end was beautiful too!!!

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

The Spirogyra Butterfly Garden offers a brief respite from the drab and dreary downtown dust and grime of San Jose, Costa Rica. Difficult to find, tucked away in a non-descript urban neighborhood, this small butterfly farm was established to breed and develop butterflies. We have...More

Thank LonestarNorth-FL
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Spirogyra is a jewel in the heart of San Jose. Although small in size, it is a fantastic way to while away the hours away from the loud traffic. It is aesthetically pleasing as the gardens are meticulously kept and the sound of running water...More

Thank carh77
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to visit! The staff was friendly and helpful, you could tell they were passionate about their work. The butterfly garden and trail through the woods was breathtaking! I could've stayed there all day.

Thank kaitlyn125
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

I walked to the butterfly garden from downtown. I found the garden to be gorgeous, well appropriated, the assortment of butterflies is phenomenal. The staff is very nice, they give you educational pamphlets so you can identify what type of butterflies you're looking at. They're...More

Thank asunny99
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The butterfly garden is small in area but packs a punch in terms of the diversity of butterflies flitting around inside the netting. A true haven of peace and tranquility, less than 20 mins walk from the centre of Costa Rica's capital. Try just sitting...More

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donnalee2222
13 February 2017|
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Response from Alejandro P |
We are open! The cafe as restaurant is no longer active but we have coffee and cookies.
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juliasimondav
27 December 2016|
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Response from annika_lucky13 | Reviewed this property |
It was $7 (around 3500 Colones) per person when we were there in November 2016.
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