Otoya, San Jose, Costa Rica
NileGuide Expert tip:
Queen Alexandra is the butterfly with the largest wingspan, find her fluttering the most in the morning.
A visit to this little butterfly garden is a fine green escape within the city of San Jose. More than 30 different species of butterflies flutter here, and guests learn about their native habitat, their environmental impact, and their relationship with plants and birds, as well as survival and reproduction. The Spirogyra garden supports the environment by creating more breeding habitats for butterflies at the edge of the rainforests of Costa Rica, and encourages families and tourists to enjoy and relax in its peaceful, shady setting. Shutterbugs will enjoy snapping photos of the different phases of butterfly development, while contemplating a butterfly resting atop a tropical flower is indeed an inspiring way to spend a morning for anyone in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Bolivar Zoological Park is within walking distance and occasionally the howls of nearby animals enhance the natural experience. Take a break in the coffee shop and browse the gallery /gift shop for Costa Rican art and butterfly souvenirs.