Fodor's Expert Review Jardín de Mariposas Spyrogyra

North and East of Downtown Zoo/Aquarium

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.

Zoo/Aquarium Family

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San José, San José  10803, Costa Rica

-2222–2937

www.butterflygardencr.com

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Rate Includes: $7

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