Butterfly Conservatory, El Castillo

4.7
#8 of 70 in Wildlife in Province of Alajuela
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Take a tour of Butterfly Conservatory, a picturesque garden center with butterfly habitats. Admire the vibrant butterflies spread across four domed habitats, divided according to the geographic locations they represent. A friendly guide will give plenty of information about each species, and then take you to the frog habitat, medicinal herb garden, and the small insect museum. After the tour, extend your visit with a relaxing walk on the garden trails, full of lush trees, colorful birds, and howler monkeys. To visit Butterfly Conservatory and get the most from your holiday in El Castillo, create itinerary details personal to you using our El Castillo itinerary planning website.
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  • We had the pleasure of touring the butterfly gardens on Valentines Day 2021. It’s one of the best activities in El Castillo. From the very beginning it was obvious how much love and attention goes...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this attraction. The staff were very knowledgeable, the exhibits were interesting and the goals of the facility are very worthwhile. In addition to the nicely...  more »
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  • I was skeptical about going here, but it turned out to be really fun. My friends and I took a break from hiking and decided to come here. The woman who walked us through the conservatory was so sweet and knowledgeable! I hate that I can't remember her name right now, but she is from Australia and told us that she works there doing something similar. You could just see the passion and care she has for the butterflies and environment. It's surreal having all those beautiful colorful butterflies flying around you.
  • Very interesting place to learn about butterflies and frogs with a nice short nature trail to explore. Volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. It is a little off the beaten path without tons of tourists. Nice local restuarant down the road for a delicious lunch.

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