Monteverde Butterfly Garden

Cerro Plano, Costa Rica

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A biodiversity center dedicated to teaching the world about insects. Their four butterfly gardens represent different habitats. They have exhibits on live insects, a leaf-cutter ant nest under glass, a medicinal plant trail, and a Bug Theater. Guides give a fascinating explanation of the habits of each species, with ample botanical information as well. There are volunteering opportunities. To get there, follow the small butterfly-shaped signs that start across from the Hotel Heliconia in Cerro Plano. Take the dirt road to the right 600 meters, turn left, then go another 300 meters (open daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m).

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The nearest town is Cerro Plano, 0.8 km away and Aeropuerto Arenal airport is 32.2 km.

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The exact gps map coordinates of Monteverde Butterfly Garden are latitude 10.31101, longitude -84.82042. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)