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“Nice green easy walking adventure for the entire family”

Jardin Botanico Lankester
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US$115.56*
and up
Day Trip to Irazu Volcano, Oros Valley and...
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Cartago
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lankester Botanical Garden is a research center of the University of costa Rica, created in 1973 due to the international efforts of scientists and conservationists. Our mission is the research of orchids and other epiphytes to preserve our plante's biological diversity and to inspire and improve people's quiality of life
Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a very nice place to visit with family, or solo, and will be a very very good place to go especially if you enjoy going with your DSLR camera to a safe place to take pics of nature in a safe environment.

Thank Ed V
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"japanese garden"
in 36 reviews
"orchid collection"
in 5 reviews
"san jose"
in 11 reviews
"costa rica"
in 19 reviews
"great variety"
in 3 reviews
"different species"
in 3 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"nice collection"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 3 reviews
"could have been better"
in 2 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 2 reviews
"different areas"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"secondary forest"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"nice spot"
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

We were surprised and delighted when we saw how extensive some of the collections were. Almost all of the plants were well cared for and nicely displayed.

Thank mlmdaisy
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Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

We went on a family last minute trip and we were amazed when we get to the place. At the beginning you don’t know when to start since there are different tracks to get to different places so it’s up to you to decide. We did it the regular way according to the map they provide to us and was really nice. We get to the Japanese side with a small house and the lakes give you a sense of peace and relaxation you need. It’s weekend trip to get out of the city a while.

Thank Neto G
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This is very nicely planned out garden with 8 different featured gardens;
Orchids,Cactus, Japanese garden and many others.
Walkways are wide and easy for everyone and you never feel crowed in.
There are tables and chairs so you can brink a picnic lunch.
Drinks and a gift shop are provided.

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Jardín botánico lankester is a great place to go if you are interested in the flora of the country. I recommend you bring a book and snacks to relax by the gardens. Check their orchids, apparently there is a time of they year when most of them bloom at the same time.

Thank Robert S
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