There is something enchanting about butterflies. They seem to come from a fairy tale land. The way they float by seems careless. In the words of famous American novelist and short story writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne…
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Located about half way down Howler’s Hillside on the Osa Mountain Village property is Osa Butterfly Paradise. It’s a place where you can get up close with many of the amazing butterflies found in Costa Rica. Relax for while inside the large enclosure that is beautifully landscaped with flowering plants. This is a great adventure for kids of all ages. You can also visit our lab where we have caterpillars and of course, cocoons of former caterpillars transforming into butterflies. Osa Butterfly Paradise is one of the largest butterfly enclosures in Costa Rica.
Adjacent to the butterfly garden will be a hummingbird garden where you can observe at close range incredibly diverse and luminous hummingbirds. You can even have hummingbirds eating out of your hands with a hand held feeder. Stroll through the gardens or simply sit and relax. Either way you will have a truly rejuvenating experience that you and your kids will remember for a very long time. In the evenings we use the area around the gardens to see some interesting creatures of the night.
Check Out This Video Of The Butterfly Gardens
Price: Adults & Children 6 and up – $15, Children 5 and under are free.
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Osa Butterfly Paradise Details:
Time: Open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 6 days a week, closed Mondays. We are also closed on holidays and for special events. We limit the number of guests into the enclosure on any one day so please check the reservation page to see if we are open and are not sold out prior to the day you plan to visit.
Where to meet: Traveling south, after the northern entrance to Ciudad Cortez and before the southern entrance on the east side of the Costanera Highway between kilometer markers 196 and 197 is the road leading to Osa Mountain Village Resort. You need a four wheel drive vehicle if you want to drive to Osa Butterfly Paradise yourself. If you do not have a four wheel drive vehicle you can schedule transportation using the reservations system to take you from the tours office to Osa Butterfly Paradise. The tours office is located 100 meters south of the bridge between kilometer markers 196 & 197 on the west side of the Costanera Highway.
What to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes for trekking around the landscape. Closed shoes are best but sandals are acceptable.
What to bring: We recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, water, a hat and camera if you have one.
We offer shuttle services to and from Osa Mountain Village Resort to local airports, bus stations, tours and attractions, etc. You can schedule shuttle services using the reservation system below.