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Jardín de Mariposas Spyrogyra

Jardín de Mariposas Spyrogyra Review

Spending an hour or two at this magical Spyrogyra Butterfly Garden is entertaining and educational for nature lovers of all ages. Self-guided tours enlighten you on butterfly ecology and let you see the winged creatures close up. After an 18-minute video introduction, you're free to wander screened-in gardens along a numbered trail. Some 30 species of colorful butterflies flutter about, accompanied by six types of hummingbirds. Try to come when it's sunny, as butterflies are most active then. A small, moderately priced café borders the garden and serves sandwiches and Tico fare.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 50 m east and 150 m south of main entrance to El Pueblo shopping center, Barrio Tournón, San José, 10803
  • Phone: 2222–2937
  • Cost: $7, $5 children 2–12
  • Hours: Daily 8–4
  • Website:
  • Location: North and East of Downtown
Updated: 03-28-2013

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