The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.3
#1 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Costa Rica
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Learn about some of nature's most misunderstood creatures at The Bat Jungle. The animal research and observation facility seeks to dispel some of the common misconceptions regarding the winged beasts by teaching about the diversity of bat species, their habitats, their behavior, and the importance they have in many cultures. From behind a glass screen, watch 40 live bats of seven different species flying around a large enclosure, designed to look just like a cloud forest at nighttime. Listen to the ultrasonic echolocation calls and social calls of the bats as they fly around, with the usually undetectable sounds translated through a special receiver. For The Bat Jungle and beyond, use our Monteverde trip planner to get the most from your Monteverde vacation.
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  • The hours listed on different sites are variable and the guided tour(s) for the day are 1-2 set times. This was unclear when we went. Seeing the bats was awesome but the info isn’t clear and there’s.....  more
    The hours listed on different sites are variable and the guided tour(s) for the day are 1-2 set times. This was unclear when we went. Seeing the bats was awesome but the info isn’t clear and there’s.....  more »
  • This is one of the best things we've done in CR!!! The lead biologist ran our tour and he was amazing. He was fun, engaging, and full of so much knowledge. He knew bat facts about the countries of... 
    This is one of the best things we've done in CR!!! The lead biologist ran our tour and he was amazing. He was fun, engaging, and full of so much knowledge. He knew bat facts about the countries of...  more »
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  • This was such a unique experience. We took all 6 of our kids ranging from ages 2-16. We all learned and a lot and LOVED seeing the bats. They were up close and personal and they have created a way of experiencing bats like I've never seen. We have seen bats on some of our other tours and even in some of our houses. This tour gave us a much greater appreciation for them. GO BATS! Our guide seemed very knowledgeable and was able to answer most every question our group had.
  • Vino is a passionate biologist and tour guide who gave us a great lot of information about bats during his tour. Seeing the bats up close at the end was great also. We learned so much! Would highly recommend.

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