Once our visitors have walked the trails and visited the Butterfly Observatory and Hummingbird Gardens, we usually hear, “Can you believe the butterflies and hummingbirds?” Yes, the waterfalls are magnificent, but the butterflies are unbelievable. With our oversized observatory, our guests feel a part of nature, without feeling as though they are intruding.
Since we are located in the Rainforest, we have recently enclosed our Butterfly Laboratory, so our guests will be able to enjoy their interaction with the butterflies, even when the weather is not cooperating.
Our on-site guides will walk you through the observatory, pointing out eggs, caterpillars and the camouflaged chrysalises.
The number and types of butterflies are constantly varying at Waterfall Gardens. Although we produce some of our own butterflies, to prevent genetic problems, we introduce butterflies from alternate resources. All of our butterflies are indigenous to Costa Rica. However, some do better at the higher altitude (Waterfall Gardens is almost 5,300 feet high) than others.
To see more details about the butterfly species at the waterfall gardens click below on any image.