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Monteverde Orchid Garden

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Address: | 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2645 5308
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is...

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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Micro Tour of Orchids

Thought we would be there an hour at best, we spent exploring orchids and getting a most imformative tour of flowers I thought I might know. What a surprise to learn so much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we would be there an hour at best, we spent exploring orchids and getting a most imformative tour of flowers I thought I might know. What a surprise to learn so much about something so miniature.

Thank jstamilio
Harvard, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never knew that there were so many different species of orchids - and some of these are so minuscule that the magnifying glass really is necessary to see how perfect every little bloom is. A very well-informed young guide, whose English was excellent.

Thank PeterandJulia
Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband grows orchids under lights, but nothing like this. Very interesting to see so many native orchids, including some VERY small. Very knowledgeable, friendly guide.

Thank oldmayor
Whistler, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started the tour knowing very little about Orchids. Our 40 minute guided tour of the garden was very interesting speaking to a variety of orchids, their characteristics and history. So keen to start my own orchid garden now. Thank you!

Thank D D
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small place and not overly impressive. The reason I am rating it 4 is because of the guide. It is clear that he loves his job and orchids, he makes everything interesting and provides interesting facts to make the attraction much more interesting.

Thank Negin H
Dunnellon, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide was very well informed, but didn't want us to stop and take photos during the tour. The Cafe next door was quite good. I recommend it.

Thank Constance H
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by accident and wandered in. Our guide was wonderful -- told us more about orchids than we had ever imagined, and was fascinating. A delightful surprise.

Thank Nancy P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling as friends and did this tour on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. It was reasonably priced, interesting, and only took about 45-50 min. Our tour guide was great. We learned a lot and saw beautiful orchids.

Thank Carmen G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure whether to visit the Orchid garden but glad we did. We looked around before the tour and wondered what we would be shown. When the guide showed us round it was actually fascinating all the orchids that were there. We spent an hour at the garden and learnt some interest information about orchids and lots of photos.

Thank sbsutclife
Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very informative tour of the garden in Santa Elena and leisure time to revisit and photograph the grounds.

Thank fisher_eye_lens

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