The Motmot Jungle

The Motmot Jungle, a conservation-minded nature endeavor located close to the Arenal dam, is a breeding center for 15 butterfly species as well as wildlife refuge. One of their specialties is the morpho butterfly, an extremely popular national species known for its beautiful coloring. The park is tucked into the lush tropical forest and you can explore its 1.5 km of trails in search of the flora and fauna that Costa Rica is so famous for: sloths, monkeys, birds, to name a few. The park opens early in the morning for bird-watching, and also offers nighttime walks to get glimpses of the numerous nocturnal animals that call Arenal home.