Flutter, ribbit in Costa Rica

This item appears on page 77 of the March 2013 issue.

Fifty miles from San José, Costa Rica, is the Butterfly & Frog Garden, a 2,150-square-foot, open-air garden in the 12,000-acre park Rain Forest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic (office at SW Third Ave., Ste. 200, Miami, FL 33129; 866/759-8726 or 305/704-3350).

Visitors will find blue morpho butterflies and blue jeans frogs, red-eyed frogs and black-and-green frogs. A bilingual naturalist answers questions. Garden entry costs $10.

Entrance to the park, itself, is free. Attractions include a 2,300-foot-long zip-line ($10), a guided aerial tram tour ($60) and a canopy tour with seven zip-lines ($50). A package with canopy tour and whitewater rafting costs $84.50.

The park is open daily, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 10% ticket discount online. Ship passengers should buy tickets from their cruise line.

Hotels are nearby or guests can stay at the property’s 10-bungalow Rain Forest Aerial Tram Lodge (phone the number above or e-mail infous@rainforestadventure.com; reservations cannot be made on website). Year-round, the price per person per night is $155 double occupancy or $120 triple or quadruple; $96 per child. Includes taxes, three meals, two tram rides and services of a naturalist guide.