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The Bat Jungle

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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde | Paseo de Stella,, 5655, Costa Rica
+506 2645 9999
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amazing staff

we were lucky enough to go just myself and my partner so we had all the bats to ourselves, the team... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidcreativedesign
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Hard to understand the really rave reviews

I felt I just needed to add some balance to the reviews of this place which led us to expect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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” (33 reviews)
“chocolate shop” (12 reviews)
“dark room” (9 reviews)
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Frente Restaurante Tramonti en Monteverde | Paseo de Stella,, 5655, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 9999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we were lucky enough to go just myself and my partner so we had all the bats to ourselves, the team there are sweet, caring, kind and really love their job, I couldn't speak higher of them.. im a huge fan of nature, animals and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt I just needed to add some balance to the reviews of this place which led us to expect something extraordinary. Ultimately, it's a small room with some interesting posters about bats and a few exhibits together with a slightly larger long room in...More

Thank Ccjcdcac
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Buenos dias The bat jungle is unique in its way, and a guided tour makes us amazing, Self guided tours are only an option when families dont have the time or money for an hour tour and or with smaller children. With a guide people...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tour where you learn a lot. Tours start on the hour, but join on in if you’re a little late.

Thank Sphinx2011
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK. I have a thing for bats but man, the lady who talked to us and did the tour makes me look like a novice. She is PASSIONATE about these babies. I spent over an hour in the tiny space viewing the bats. It was...More

Thank Mary F
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WimDeBacker, Front Office Manager at The Bat Jungle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for this review , help spread the word how cool the bats and the Batjungle are !!!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I live on a lake in Florida and are putting up a bat house to help with the mosquitos . Ana led us on the tour and hew knowledge and outright love of these animals is infectious! Definitely something different and no...More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I learned so much by going to the bat jungle, especially that bats were pollinators? A wonderful experience to say the least. Our tour guide was a lovely girl who answered all of our questions and you could really tell that she loved her job....More

Thank Sidney D
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We showed up here trying to burn some free time on the cheap and we are glad we did. The guide saw that we had a 10 and 8 year old with us and offered us a modified tour at a discounted rate! She literally...More

Thank RUSSELL H
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Kids loved this -- you can see the bats through the glass, so even if bats creep you out, you get drawn in to watching the different species fly, sleep and eat. Exhibit is dark, but you're given flashlights to be able to see the...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

In a town with several of these smaller animal exhibits we opted to visit the bat jungle and loved our time there. You can choose to just enter the bat room on your own without the talk from the guide however I would definitely recommend...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We surprisingly enjoyed this tour tremendously. Our lady guide was exceptinally well informed and lover her metier. Did you know that bast eat between 600 and 1000 mosquitos and other bugs every night?

Thank Finallyfree
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Shayden M
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
It is just outside of town about a mile.
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