Selvatura Butterfly Garden Tour
Discover Costa Rica's most extensive butterfly garden in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
- Guided Tour
- Entrance Fees
- Opportunity for Photography
- Food and drinks*
- Transportation from/to town**
*Can be purchased at the park.
**Can be added as you book online.
- Adults 19+ Years Old
- Students 13-18 Years Old
- Kids 4-12 Years Old
- Infants 0-3 Years Old
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🦋 Experience the Enchanting World of Butterflies at Selvatura Park!
Discover Costa Rica’s most extensive butterfly garden!
We are calling all nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers! Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as we invite you to an exclusive tour of our spectacular butterfly garden.
The Selvatura Park Butterfly Tour is a 45-minute guided tour with a local expert at Selvatura Park’s Indoor Butterfly Garden. After the guided tour, you may stay inside the facilities to appreciate and photograph these beautiful creatures until 4 PM.
The Selvatura Park’s butterfly garden was pure magic! I felt like I was in a fairytale surrounded by colorful butterflies. The knowledgeable guides added depth to the experience. I can’t wait to return!”
– Robert Montgomery | July 2023
🌳Why Choose Selvatura’s Butterfly Garden?
🌿 Immerse Yourself in Natural Beauty:
Step into our enchanting butterfly haven, spanning an impressive 300 feet in length, 90 feet in width, and soaring to 50 feet! You’ll be captivated by our butterfly garden’s sheer size and grandeur. What’s our secret? We’ve designed a unique dome structure that carefully controls the temperature, creating the perfect environment for over 30 diverse butterfly species from Costa Rica’s varied altitudes and climates.
🌟 Get Up Close and Personal:
As you wander through our lush gardens, you’ll find yourself in the company of a thriving butterfly population. Witness the magic as these graceful creatures flutter around you, offering an up-close and personal encounter.
🔍 Expert Guided Tours:
Our passionate and knowledgeable guides are here to make your visit truly unforgettable. They’ll lead you on a fascinating tour, answering all your burning questions about these beautiful butterflies. Discover their intricate life cycles, individual habits, and intriguing facts that will amaze you.
🚌 Transportation Available
The Selvatura Park is at the highest elevation point in Monteverde, about 10 minutes from Monteverde’s main town, Santa Elena. After booking online, you will get a confirmation email with the Google Maps location with driving instructions to get here.
If you don’t have a car to get to us, you can add transportation for an additional fee when booking online. Type in the name and address of your Hotel/Airbnb, and we will happily pick you up 30 to 60 minutes before the tour starts (we’ll send you a follow-up email indicating the pickup time at your location). We’ll also take you back to your place.
Our flexible cancellation policy allows you to cancel with a full refund up to 24 hours before the tour day. You can easily cancel online, directly from your confirmation email —no need to talk to someone, and no questions asked.
The Selvatura Butterfly Garden is generally open through all weather conditions (including rain and thunderstorms) as the exhibit is indoors.
📅Planning Your Adventure
Ready to make your adventure dreams a reality? Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime. Book your Selvatura Butterfly Garden experience today and prepare to have your breath taken away. Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or as a family, we guarantee memories that will last a lifetime.
🎟️Booking Your Tickets
Limited slots are available due to capacity limits at the garden, so you must book in advance (everyone needs a reservation; walk-ins without a reservation are not allowed).
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with the wonders of nature! Join us at Selvatura Park and let the enchantment of butterflies sweep you off your feet. Book your adventure today and experience the beauty of Costa Rica’s butterfly kingdom like never before! 🦋🌿🌟
After booking online, you’ll get an immediate confirmation email.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Guided Tour
- Entrance Fees
- Opportunity for Photography
At the Selvatura Park Butterfly Garden, you can expect Costa Rica’s most exquisite live specimens of butterflies in the most extensive butterfly garden in the country.
There are no restrictions at the Selvatura Park Reptiles and Amphibians Exhibition. It’s wheelchair accessible and recommended for all ages.
All visitors must have a reservation. Walk-ins are not allowed due to the limited capacity of the garden’s facilities.
There’s also a new government limit on the number of visitors each park can allow (which changed due to COVID-19). Click the “Book Now” button for real-time availability and reservations.
If you’re trying to book and don’t see availability online, you may contact us (our contact information is at the bottom of this page) to see if we got any last-minute cancellations that may free up the spots you need.
If you don’t have a car to get to the park, we can provide a shuttle service from your Monteverde Hotel/Airbnb to the park and back to your Hotel/Airbnb for an extra fee. Our shuttles are large vans with A/C, and they pick up/drop off multiple customers simultaneously.
We have specific pickup times depending on your location, so after you book online, you will first receive your confirmation email, and then (a few hours later), you will get a follow-up email with the pickup time at your Hotel/Airbnb.
On the way back from the park to your Hotel/Airbnb, our shuttles also leave the park at specific times (usually every hour), so you may need to wait at the park’s reception for a while after you finish your activity. We work like this to minimize the number of cars on the road to keep up with our gas emissions target to remain a sustainable park.
Please note that some Hotel/Airbnb locations are advertised as part of Monteverde when far away from town. And they might be outside our service area. If that is your case, we will let you know via a follow-up email so that we can try to find a solution for you or cancel your reservation with a full refund.
We have a flexible cancelation policy.
After you book online, you will get an automatic confirmation email. This confirmation email contains a “Cancel” button, so you can easily cancel online without talking to anyone (no need to provide explanations).
If you cancel at least 24 hours before the activity day, you will get a full refund (otherwise, there will not be a refund). For example, if your tour is on February 28 at 8:30 AM, you should cancel before February 27 at 0:00 AM to get a refund. You will not get a refund if you cancel on February 27 at 0:01 AM or later.
On the other hand, this activity generally operates under all weather conditions (including thunderstorms) as the facilities are indoors.
What Naturalists Say