Si Como No Butterfly Garden, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

If you aren't staying at the Si Como No Hotel in Manuel Antonio, then you may just very well miss their incredible butterfly garden. However, you don't need to be a guest there to go, so if you're in the area and are looking to duck out of the more heavily-trafficked tourist areas, then head over to the butterfly garden for a little relaxation. 

Whilst in Manuel Antonio, I spent a good few hours across multiple days photographing butterflies and you can see that I was able to get quite up close and personal to many including Morphos, Cattlehearts, and Malachites. 

  Pink-checked Cattleheart ( Parides eurimedes ) from above

 Pink-checked Cattleheart (Parides eurimedes) from above

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  Close-up of Pink-checked Cattleheart ( Parides eurimedes ) mating.

 Close-up of Pink-checked Cattleheart (Parides eurimedes) mating.

 Bird poop or caterpillar? This is an exquisite form of biomimicry. 

Bird poop or caterpillar? This is an exquisite form of biomimicry. 

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 A Malachite Butterfly ( Siproeta stelenes ) rests on the edge of the butterfly garden at the Si Como No Hotel—one of the finest butterfly gardens in and around Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

A Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) rests on the edge of the butterfly garden at the Si Como No Hotel—one of the finest butterfly gardens in and around Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. 

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  Caligo eurilochus sulanus

Caligo eurilochus sulanus

 Morpho peleides limpida

Morpho peleides limpida

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 Underside of a Peleides Blue Morpho butterfly ( Morpho peleides limpida)  wings

Underside of a Peleides Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides limpida) wings

 An Owl Butterfly  Caligo memnon  eyespot, up close at the Si Como No Butterfly Garden. 

An Owl Butterfly Caligo memnon eyespot, up close at the Si Como No Butterfly Garden. 

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  Morpho amathonte

Morpho amathonte

  Morpho peleides limpida

Morpho peleides limpida

 Morpho peleides limpida

Morpho peleides limpida

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