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The Bat Jungle

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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Great time with "the bat man"!

Family owned, friendly, and funny. This was a must see for Monteverde. Great hands on activities... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lorraine l
Excellent Presentation

Our group was led by a staff member who was succinct and interesting. The highlight was entering... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wash dc
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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
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“behind glass” (30 reviews)
“darkened room” (7 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Family owned, friendly, and funny. This was a must see for Monteverde. Great hands on activities and loads of information.

Thank lorraine l
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kind and enthusiastic comments on The Bat Jungle!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was led by a staff member who was succinct and interesting. The highlight was entering the bat display area where you can view the different types of bats eating and resting and fluttering around.

Thank equinoxWashDc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We strongly recommend a visit to the Bat Jungle. The visit is short (a good thng) but very informative and well-presented. If you visit the reserve, you really should add this to your visit.

Thank realbigbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on our walk back from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Anna greeted us and mentioned she was like a spider all day waiting for someone to stop by! It was intimate, and the knowledge Anna imparted on us was vast and fascinating!...More

Thank PBAngelly
rklaval, Owner at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review of the Bat Jungle!

Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Bat Jungle is not as popular as many other locations in Monteverde, such as the Selvatura. But do not miss it! Don't listen to hostel employees if they try to dissuade you from visiting. A trip to the Bat Jungle may well change your...More

Thank Levin108
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I spent about 30 minutes at the Bat Jungle with my five kids. We didn't have time for the full tour that day, but the man at the front desk spent several minutes answering questions and sharing his knowledge of bats with us. We were...More

Thank Tanya_Take_Two
Reviewed 2 September 2017

An absolutely delight! Anna was infectious with her enthusiasm and incredibly knowledgeable about these nocturnal creatures. We were a little unsure about what to expect but have fallen in love with the Humming Bat. It's a shame bats get such bad press as they are...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We walked by the bat jungle on our way into Monteverde. The guide who runs the place - Vinos - is so passionate about bats and by the end of the trip you will be too! So much to learn and so well presented. We...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We opted to do a guided tour, I'm glad we did because our guide was excellent. He was passionate and excited about explaining the different bat species and their impact on the environment and feeding habits. The kids enjoyed it and didn't even realize they...More

Thank nzaworski
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were a bit iffy about visiting here (we generally avoid zoo-type attractions as they can be exploitative rather than conservation-focused) but are SO glad that we ended up going. Definitely worth the extra money for the guided tour. Our guide was very informative and...More

Thank Emma M
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