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In Costa, we carve watermelons for Halloween!

Halloween blog pic 2Welcome to Mariposario Montezuma Gardens, your Costa Rican Bed and Breakfast. Although Halloween is primarily a North American tradition it is catching on here in Costa Rica due to the high numbers of ex-pats and foreigners who have relocated to this amazing country. So in tradition, we always carve jack-o-lanterns here at the butterfly garden. Pumpkins, calabaza in Spanish, are very expensive($14 for one) so we carve watermelons! It makes for a juicy sweet sticky process but they turn out rather nice. And on the plus side, it naturally attracts butterfly’s to feed off of them during the day.Hallloween blog pic Thats right butterfly’s feed off of fermenting fruit! Please come by the butterfly garden any time between 8 am to 4 pm. We are open everyday of the year except christmas. Tours are $8 for adults, $6 for students and $4 for children. All kids under 6 years of age are free!


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