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Mariposas de Mindo - Butterfly Garden

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| Mindo Sector la Yaguira a 2km del pueblo de Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador
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| Mindo Sector la Yaguira a 2km del pueblo de Mindo, Mindo, Ecuador
+593 2-224-2712
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is really awesome. I don't really like butterfly farms but I was recommended to go here as mindo's top attraction and so I went. The place is stunning from the moment you walk to the entrance you are greeted with tons of tiny...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only is this place a good butterfly garden with a nice gift shop, it has several hummingbird feeders out front. So not only do you get to see a lot of different butterflies, you get to see a really good variety of hummingbirds too....More

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here with a guide (highly recommend Alex Luna) will result in your becoming expert in all phases of butterfly life cycle from egg to poupa through caterpillar stages. And you’ll see incredibly beautiful butterflies.

Thank thetraveldoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Mariposario" de Mindo is truly an enchanting place for butterflies lovers. When the sun gets stronger and the heat rises, butterflies come out and are everywhere. It is magic. Little piece of advice: do NOT go if the weather is grey or cold. You...More

Thank Lucielila
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing. This is not an exaggeration. You MUST see this. Whether you like butterflies or not. Make sure to see what else is around as well. Lots to offer.

Thank GringoBayState
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only went to this because of the trip advisor reviews, and we were impressed. I’ve seen “butterfly houses” before, but this was amazing. Butterflies were hatching before our eyes, you could get them to land on your hands. The tour guide explained the life...More

Thank Terri C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a few butterflies, but this was not worth $10 to walk through this very small enclosure. We really felt like we were take advantage of.

Thank JLWK2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole family really enjoyed this adventure. It was about a 2 hr drive from our hotel, but it can be combined with other activities in the area such as the Cloud Forest, tubing, ziplining, and touring a chocolate factory. The hostess who greeted us...More

Thank TheOCfromBigD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun couple hours with the kids. Many pics. Thought the hummingbirds outside were more intriguing. Little pricey in my opinion at 7,50 per adult. 5 would be fine.

Thank Kirstinahall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to interact with butterflies. Great for older kids...younger ones could easily step on butterflies (they are EVERYWHERE!) unless carefully monitored - in other words, YOU would miss everything. The Mariposaria is located in a wonderful lodge with restaurant that has a beautiful hummingbird...More

Thank Scott G
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Ann M
24 November 2017|
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Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
The garden is inside and environmentally controlled so I am not sure that one month over another makes much difference. The butterfly garden is beautiful and very similar to other butterfly gardens I have visited in Texas... More