The Bat Jungle

Monteverde, Costa Rica

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created by Dr. Richard Laval, one of the world’s leading bat biologists, is a fascinating view into how the rainforest works. Expert guides lead you through many innovative exhibits demonstrating phenomena like the acuteness of a bat’s hearing, and the way their bones are related to our bones. Then you enter a dark area where 70 live bats of 8 species fly free on the other side of a glassed in enclosure that resembles the cloud forest at night. The bats have been accustomed to a reversed light schedule, so they are active in the daytime. The guided tour can last one to two hours and includes a video presentation. It is located on a hill across from Hotel El Bosque in Monteverde(open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.). Recommended.

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phone: (506)2645-6566 fax 2645-9999

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Rancho Margot
Arenal Observatory Lodge

The nearest town is Monteverde, 0.7 km away and Aeropuerto Arenal airport is 31.6 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The exact gps map coordinates of The Bat Jungle are latitude 10.30813, longitude -84.81191. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)