Designed to introduce visitors to the incredible world of bats, The Bat Jungle in Monteverde offers a world class bat exhibit where live bats fly through a simulated jungle environment.


  • Guided tour takes about 45 minutes
  • 90 live bats of 8 species in an enclosure 17m (57ft) in length
  • Our bats fly, eat, socialize, nurse their babies and even give birth right before your eyes
  • Exhibit features a special ultrasonic microphone that allows visitors to hear bats echolocating (biosonar) and socializing in real time
  • Designed and operated by Dr. Richard K. Laval, a well known bat biologist
  • Located in the heart of old Monteverde, one of Costa Rica’s top attractions



Bat Jungle