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Patas Y Alas Butterfly Sanctuary

Now the island of Cozumel offers visitors another beautiful alternative for sightseeing and enjoying nature! In an effort to help preserve and showcase the indigenous butterfly population of Cozumel, Patas Y Alas Butterfly Sanctuary began operations and opened to the public beginning November 2006. Researchers have documented over 70 different species of butterflies on Cozumel Island but they are certain there are more yet to be discovered.


The mission of Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary is to increase awareness and foster an appreciation of butterflies and other invertebrates while educating the public about the need for conservation and preservation of threatened habitats on the island of Cozumel, throughout the tropics and around the world.


The Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary is a federally licensed program which is managed to comply with and operate under strict guidelines for wildlife flora and fauna preservation throughout Mexico. Located inside PalMar Beach Club, Patas Y Alas is one of the largest natural, enclosed butterfly sanctuaries in this region of Mexico.

A visit to the sanctuary's natural tropical foliage garden will provide guests with the chance to view many different species of butterflies in free flight, resting and feeding in a very natural habitat environment. Guests can take a leisurely stroll through the garden to smell the fragrant jungle flowers and watch butterflies of all colors, shapes and sizes flying all around and learn about butterfly habits and the miracle of metamorphosis.



Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary is is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located INSIDE PalMar Beach Club.  Adult Admission Price / US$ 2.00 Discount for Adults View All Coupons 


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Sanctuary Admission
Adults US$ 13.00
Children (ages 3-12) US$ 8.00
Children (Under 3) Free (1 per paid Adult)

Normal Hand Held Photography - FREE
Tripod Photography US$15.00/hour additional.
Last Admission Daily is 45 minutes prior to closing.
TAXI INSTRUCTIONS: Km 6.82 Sur Between Hotel Presidente & Fiesta Americana in Dzul Ha Area. Butterfly area is INSIDE PalMar Beach Club.

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The GPS location of the Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary is:
  • N 020.27.510
  • W 086.59.146

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