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Monteverde Orchid Garden

| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Interesting visit

Ticket includes a guided tour around the garden. As someone who knew very little about orchids, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Iona T
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Lovely little garden

Lovely little garden and knowledgeable guide. Learnt the difference between Walmart hybrid orchids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JO B
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 5308
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ticket includes a guided tour around the garden. As someone who knew very little about orchids, I found this tour very informative and interesting. Most of the flowers in bloom were very small and I doubt I would have noticed them at all if they...More

Thank Iona T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little garden and knowledgeable guide. Learnt the difference between Walmart hybrid orchids and the more beautiful subtler natual varieties. Lovely scents and some great names too!

Thank JO B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was knowledgable and we got to see a lot of cool orchids. This was essentially a small greenhouse and outdoor area, but great specimens non-the-less. You don't need more than 1 hour to visit.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Orchid garden seems quite small, but you can easily spent an hour or more there. You have a guiding tour as well, where a girl explains different species, names of orchids,.. Some orchids are really tiny - those are the one that grow in nature....More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Would highly recommend - this was a great little garden nestled in Santa Elena. The tour was incredibly informative, and the guide was absolutely lovely!

Thank DavyFisher
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We learned a lot during our tour: from the unexpected sizes of orchids, to their origins and commercial uses, and we even received tips on how to take care of our store-bought orchids.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

I'm not a botanist or into plants...still this tour was amazing. Our small group consisted of a biology professor, two of his students, and my wife. Our tour guide introduced us to around 40 varieties of orchid, sharing the astounding diversity and extreme evolution of...More

Thank jamieatl
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

First of all I was surprised as an European most of the orchids are small. Guiding girl was very nice she knows nearly everything about the flowers. They have around Costa Rica about more than 400 type of orchids: including some of them very special...More

Thank Earthlingman_Hun
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

If you like orchids or are interested in learning about them then this is a place you need to stop at. Their collection of miniature orchids is fascinating. We went in February and there was so many things in bloom. If you are spending any...More

Thank Dotbear
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

The place is small and have a bast variety of orchids, we had a awesome education about these gorgeous plants/flowers.

Thank egland s
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ilikeorchids
July 19, 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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