We're a Hit!Read Now
We have now been open now for 4 1/2 weeks and I'm happy to report that we are getting great feedback on both the butterfly house and the cafe, which is very gratifying. It is a joy working among beautiful butterflies everyday and being able to share them with the world at large. Yesterday, we were interviewed by Playacommunity newspaper for an upcoming article and The Visitor has said that they want to also publish an article on Butterfly Haven which will be distributed nation-wide.
We are receiving approximately 25 visitors per day-not nearly enough cover expenses but the numbers are growing as we market the business. Speaking of which, we are already ranked #7 on TripAdvisor for attractions in El Valle. Here is a link complete with some pictures: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g635545-d6351598-Reviews-Butterfly_Haven-El_Valle_de_Anton_Cocle_Province.html
Yesterday we were visited by representatives from 2 tour companies and we have visits from 2 school groups scheduled for the next several weeks. As a side note, I have been trying for months to purchase pupas of a prolific species(Gulf Fritillary) from Costa Rica. But this week, Steph our lab volunteer found their larva on some of our host plants! The Gulf Fritillaries would be produced as butterflies to be released at weddings and would be a supplemental side business.
Here are pics of the cafe:
And here are a few pics from the butterfly facility:
Thanks for checking out our blog-hope you enjoyed!
3/16/2014 09:44:21 pm
Hi guys!!! I am so happy this project is finally a reality. The place looks amazing and the butterflies are so beautiful!!! Before you know it you will have people waiting in the cafe waiting to go in !!!
3/17/2014 05:10:51 pm
Thanks Juan. I tell people that I have the best office in the world-the blue morphos are breathtakingly beautiful! Of course there is much work that goes on in the background though.
3/18/2014 09:35:46 am
The new Butterfly Haven in El Valle is a must see. The butterflies are beautiful, it's a wonderful environment for them and and the owners are gracious hosts. A really nice place to spend some quiet time.
3/18/2014 10:47:23 am
10/6/2017 02:01:46 am
Congratulations, I liked the idea of having café with butterflies park, why did this never hit me? Also good to know that your business is expanding, thanks for sharing this blog with us
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