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Visit the Butterfly Garden at Hacienda Guachipelin

Watching butterflies is a delight at any age, they’re exotic beautiful wings and colors make a perfect match with nature. There are more than 1,200 different types of butterflies fluttering in Costa Rica.  In Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin there are some really fascinating species.

To spot these fragile creatures and explore the amazing variety of Colors you can visit the Butterfly Garden at Hacienda Guachipelin. You can see exotic wildlife and insects during the Nature Tour in the Butterfly Garden in Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín.

Around 18% of the world’s butterfly species can be found in Costa Rica

Article by Ana Laura González

Located in a beautiful place surrounded by forest, only 150 meters from the hotel, the Butterfly Garden presents three of the largest families of butterflies in Costa Rica. In the majestic Rincó de la Vieja scenery, butterflies fly through the forest.

One of the most famous butterflies you can find in the Butterfly Garden is the Blue Morpho. Considered one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world, the Blue Morpho is also the biggest and most famous butterfly in Costa Rica. The Morpho Butterfly is so important in Costa Rica that you can find it in the ₡50.000 bill.

It seems to have eyespots to protect them from predators like birds and insects.

Its bright blue coloring is unique. When the blue morpho flaps its wings upon flying the bright blue back makes them look like they are appearing and disappearing into the air.

Unique colors and texture of nature, the wings of a Morpho Butterfly.

During your visit, you’ll get to see other amazing species like the Hecale Longwing, Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale zuleika), Owl Butterfly (Caligo eurilochus), Ruby-spotted Swallowtail and many other.

Glass Wing Butterfly in Hacienda Guachipelín.

Known for its transparent wings, this is another beautiful species you can find at the Butterfly Farm. They are called espejitos in Spanish.

On the tour, you will walk along a path to the Mirador de la Hacienda, from where you can see the Rincon de la Vieja and Santa María volcanoes and the Pacific Ocean coast. When you take our fascinating Archaeological Tour in Hacienda Guachipelín, the visit to the Butterfly Garden, Serpentarium and Frogs Exhibition is included in the tour.

You can also choose the Nature One Day Pass, which includes the Tour to the Butterfly Garden, Serpentarium and Frog, lunch at the Hacienda Guachipelín Restaurant, and a visit to the Río Negro Hot Springs.

Your guide will explain details about each animal.

In this amazing tour, you can also explore the Serpentarium and Ranario.  You will even have the opportunity to take a picture with a boa! All tours are organized in the Adventure Center at Hacienda Guachipelin, open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for guests and visitors for the day.