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El Castillo-Arenal Butterfly Conservatory

Quick Facts

  • Location : El Castillo, a small town on the eastern end of Lake Arenal
  • Hours : Open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Telephone : 2479-1149 or 8306-7390
  • Entrance Fee : $14 adults, $10 children

El Castillo-Arenal Butterfly Conservatory covers four different atriums filled with 30 different species of butterflies. Each atrium leads guests through a unique section of the rainforest where guests can experience the butterflies in their natural habitats. Self-guided tours last about an hour and a half taking guests through all four atriums, a frog habitat, a plant regeneration nursery, and on the trails and pathways around the gardens.

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