Butterfly Paradise Day Trip

Please join us for a day trip Sunday, September 9, to Butterfly Paradise near the coastal town of Uvita and for lunch at Citrus Restaurant in Ojochal.

Hesperid Butterfly. Photo by Alison Olivieri

We will meet at 7:30 am at Finca Cantaros to carpool to this beautiful new butterfly garden, arriving there around 10:30 am. We will hear a talk by the designer, builder and owner Dave Fishell after which we will be free to take photos and look around on our own. The admission fee will be $10 per person with children under 5 admitted free.

At about 11:30, we will head up the coast to Ojochal for lunch at Citrus Restaurant. Lunch will cost about $20 per person. We plan to be back at Cantaros by 4:30 or 5:00 at the latest.

Please join us for this fun adventure: let us know if you plan to come so we can organize a carpool by sending an email to: sanvitobirdclub@gmail.com and DON’T forget to bring your binos and a camera.

Going to Heaven

Unidentified Butterfly (Photo by Alison Olivieri)

The other day, Liz Allen and I went to heaven. At least, if there is anyplace resembling heaven anywhere on earth, this would be it. And it’s only about two hours northwest of San Vito, near the town of Uvita on the Pacific Coast.

Heaven’s real name is “Butterfly Paradise” and it is part of the Osa Mountain Village community. It looks like a 16-sided circus Big Top but instead of clowns and jugglers, it’s full of butterflies. We found ourselves surrounded by shining blue Morpho Butterflies and many other drop-dead beautiful creatures going about their butterfly business.

For you butterfly enthusiasts, we saw Malachites, Swallowtails, Crackers, Postmen and Caligos. Not only that, we found caterpillars and a chrysalis with help from Dave Fishell who owns, designed and built “Butterfly Paradise”.

So, I say, let’s all go to heaven! Admission is $12 per person; children under 5 get in free. We can arrange a tour with Dave and a group discount for a Sunday morning in September. Let’s plan to spend some time in heaven and then have lunch at Citrus or Exotica, wonderful restaurants in nearby Ojochal. Send us an email if you are interested with dates that work for you and we’ll make a plan!