Butterfly Garden, Frog Pond & CASEM

Be Inspired by Nature & Culture on this Half-day Tour

This half day tour is great for any age and anyone looking for an insight into the world of butterflies and frogs with a taste of the Monteverde local culture.

Your tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel in Monteverde and driven to the CASEM (Cooperative of Artisans of Santa Elena Monteverde), where you can view and purchase the handicrafts that the women of Monteverde hand make. Then head to the Butterfly Gardens. Costa Rica has over 14,000 species of butterflies with approximately 750 found in Monteverde Cloud Forest!  Your bilingual guide will take you through the four gardens, each simulating different habitats (lowland habitat, mid-elevation habitat, forest under story habitat, highland forest edge habitat.). These gardens will show you the different species of butterflies found in the country. There is also a rearing chamber where you can see caterpillars becoming butterflies. There is also a nature center where you will learn about other species of insects such as scorpions, tarantulas and stick insects.

Then head on to the Frog Pond, in Costa Rica there are nearly 140 species of frogs and toads that have been identified. At the Monteverde Frog Pond you will find approximately 40 terrariums simulating the habitats for different species of frogs and toads. Admire some colorful frogs such as the famous red-eye tree frog and the blue jean.

Your tour includes: Transportation, entrance fees, bilingual guides

What to bring: Comfortable clothes, camera, extra cash

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