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San Jose Sights

Jardín de Mariposas Spyrogyra (Spyrogyra Butterfly Garden)

  • 50 m east and 150 m south of main entrance to El Pueblo shopping center Map It
  • Barrio Tournón
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Spending an hour or two at this magical 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.

Sight Information

Address:

50 m east and 150 m south of main entrance to El Pueblo shopping center, San José, 10803, Costa Rica

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Phone:

/2222–2937

Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Daily 8–4

Updated 04/10/2014

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