The Mariposario at Icod - a butterfly farm!

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Mariposario del Drago

Photo taken from Mariposario website - address below

It seems like quite a mouthful for a name, doesn't it? But "mariposa" is Spanish for "butterfly" and this centre certainly lives up to its name.

Situated in Icod de Los Vinos, just across the road from the park that houses the famous Dragon Tree, it features over 800 exotic species of butterflies from many tropical locations around the globe.

First opened in 1997, the centre is a glass building, containing an authentic tropical garden. The butterflies can fly freely around the visitors and you'll be able to see examples ranging in size from the smallest, with a wingspan of only 2cm, to giants with an impressive span of 30cm!

The butterfly centre also has laboratories, where an extensive breeding programme takes place. Visitors are able to see different species of caterpillars, eggs or chrysalises - butterflies in the making! You may even be able to witness the actual birth of one of these attractive creatures.

Financing for the centre comes solely from the entrance fees paid by visitors. Considering this, it doesn't cost that much at all. Photography is permitted within the centre and there is full wheelchair access.

Opening Times
Winter10am till 6pm
every day
Summer10am till 7pm
every day

Entrance Fees

Adult: 8.50 euros
Child (2 to 12 years): 5.00 euros
Residents: 7.50 euros
Pensioners: 7.00 euros

Please Note:

I have been contacted by someone who tried visiting this attraction, only to find it was closed. I checked their website and it seems to be still up and running, so this is puzzling. I suggest, therefore, to avoid a possible wasted journey, anyone considering visiting the butterfly farm should phone or email them first, using the contact details below.

contact details:

Telephone: (+34) 922 815167

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