The Bat Jungle, Monteverde

4.3
#1 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Province of Puntarenas
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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  • We were offered a $7 brief talk & tour (where we could then spend as much time as we liked looking at the bats). Usually the talk is longer and more $, but because we were with kids they offered somet...  more »
  • I love any attempts to educate the world about conservation and our environment and I did learn a bit about bats, but unfortunately the information provided was too frenetic to really understand. I am...  more »
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  • Passionate Staff and Cool Experience! I had never seen bats so up close or learned so much about them. The staff are true experts on the indigenous bats, and I had a fun and eye-opening experience here. Check it out!
  • Brilliant museum - learned so much about bats and got to spend a long time with the bats. (Who knew Bats were so cute!!) Tour Operator was brilliant - and was able to give us a private tour even though there wasn't one scheduled at that time. Definitely check out the cafe while you are here - the food and coffee are top notch!
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