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Monteverde Orchid Garden

| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Fascinating and beautiful

Be sure to take the guided tour. They'll show you tiny orchids you might have missed, and it is so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura N
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
Lovely collection of orchids

A lovely place to spend an hour or so if you are in Santa Elena. Reasonably priced entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous world of orchids. Our garden has a large collection of orchids; we have more than 425 different species. You can find species that are endemic to Monteverde, and a collection of miniature orchids, including the smallest one in the world. We offer guided walks both in English and Spanish. We are in a great location in down town Santa Elena.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to take the guided tour. They'll show you tiny orchids you might have missed, and it is so informative and interesting

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to spend an hour or so if you are in Santa Elena. Reasonably priced entrance fee and our young guide was very knowledgable and a pleasure to spend time with. Learning about the life cycle of the plants was very interesting. This...More

Thank RobLonUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were amazed at the variety of orchids growing in this garden. There are organs so tiny you need a magnifying glass to see them. There was a wide variety in all colors and sizes. Orchids are the passion of the woman who created this...More

Thank healingdeva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden was started by an orchid enthusiast whose collection outgrew his own space. So, he opened this garden. It's physically small -- would take maybe 5 minutes to walk through every path if you didn't stop to look at anything. But, it's packed with...More

Thank colorado-lee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a waffle and coffee. We had to clear a table and retrieve menus for ourselves. The waiter did not give us our internet “vouchers” until we asked for hem, and then he only gave us one. Each voucher was only available...More

Thank Jen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely little garden offers a reasonably priced short guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It won't be of interest to everyone, but if you are an orchid enthusiast, or just have a few orchids, you will likely find it fascinating. I saw many...More

Thank 63Debbie63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The English-speaking tour guide provided fascinating information about the life cycle of orchids. We were provided with magnifying glasses to view the tiniest of orchids. A beautiful array of orchids are in the garden.

Thank Philasand
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The young man who showed us around Had a great deal of knowledge about orchids . There are so many varieties here and some so small you need a magnifying glass to really see the flowers in their glory. Inspired me to try and set...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

The young lad leading the tour is very educated and knows many fun facts. I'm not so interested in orchids, just curious but this tour sure was interesting after all!

Thank ShockedRuben
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were over the top Impressed with our guide at the Orchid Garden. He seemed to be less than 20, but had an unbelievable wealth of knowledge about orchids and many other plants in Costa Rica and other parts of the world. He also spoke...More

Thank Jillian A
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19 July 2015|
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Response from Alvaro S | Property representative |
Helllo ilikeorchids, To answer your questions, there is no specific time for orchids because year round we always have different species in bloom so at any time of the year you come, you will be able to see unique species... More
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