Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, San Jose

Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, San Jose

The Spirogyra Butterfly Garden is a small garden located behind a lovely little house. The gardens may not be large, but they are a welcome reprieve from the usual city sights and sounds. A welcome oasis of peace and beauty awaits visitors. While you probably won’t be here for more than a couple of hours, it is definitely worth the visit if you love flowers and peaceful settings.

The garden boosts around 1200 species of butterflies and about that many moths. Of course, there are also plants for the caterpillars to eat and then transform themselves into incredible butterflies. And there are also plants for those butterflies that sip nectar to feed themselves. The life cycles of butterflies are very well explained and you can see alive examples of each stage at the end of the garden. There's no need to be an expert as just admiring the beauty of nature is a lovely way to embrace the Pura Vida! Pictures, of course, are a must.

Plan to go in the cool morning to see the butterflies getting going in the morning as the sun warms their wings and have a bite of lunch in the Colibri Café Galleria. It is a great spot to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies enjoying their lunch as well. The garden is located across from the El-Pueblo shopping center.

Tip:
Besides the butterfly garden, the visit includes a short hike in the small nearby forest overlooking the river.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-2pm; Sat, Sun: 9am-3pm

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Sight Name: Spirogyra Butterfly Garden
Sight Location: San Jose, Costa Rica (See walking tours in San Jose)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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