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Monteverde Orchid Garden

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was 1 of only 2 people looking around, and enjoyed it very much. I learnt a lot, and saw a lot of native orchids that I had heard about. They also have a few interesting insects and things knocking around.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank thelastento
Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative guide and many lovely plants. As many orchids grow quite high up this is your best chance to see many of these close up.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed learning about the great variety of orchids in this garden. Had never seen really small ones before. It was interesting

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robyn r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have only known the kinds of orchids that you see in grocery stores. I never knew those were hybrids bred to live longer and not natural orchids at all. I also had no idea that there were so many hundreds of kinds of orchids...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gryphonleather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned so much and got to enjoy all the beautiful orchids! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a short (1 hr) activity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank angroidt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guided tour was interesting enough, and the guide very knowledgeable, but for the price, I'd have trouble recommending this to anyone but an orchid enthusiast.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed February 14, 2019

My husband and I were mooching around Monteverde town when we came across the Orchid Gardens. Initially we were just going to have a wander round ourselves when the guy at reception said a tour would be starting shortly (included in the entry fee). Considering...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shenel b
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The garden is very beautiful and it has a lovely atmosphere, it's very central so if you have time after visiting other attractions or are having a relaxing day then this is a nice way to fill your time. It's $12 for a guided tour...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Minty384
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We arrived just before a tour was to start and both the reception fellow and the young woman who guided us were friendly, knowledgeable and humourous. While there wasn't an obvious profusion of colour, once we were shown what to look for, it was amazing!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank L and J C
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We were going to just wander around and look but decided to take guided tour. I'm glad we did because we wouldn't have even noticed some of the tinier orchids. Very interesting and we had lunch at the cafe next door

Date of experience: December 2018
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Betsy S
January 14, 2019|
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Response from dselmal | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are in bloom. However they are all of the miniature variety that grow from/off of other plants and trees. Do not expect to see the large ones that we are used to here in the USA (they do have a few in the... More
July 19, 2015|
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Response from chunclo | 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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