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Monteverde Orchid Garden

50 mts sur-este de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
506-2645-5308
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Santa Elena
Type: Gardens
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very interrsting and humorous lil walk around a garden in the center of monteverde. Ricardo is very knowledgeable and funny. Its worth a stop before or after lunch. We got a discount at The Orchid Cafe which is #1 in monteverde for a good reason.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We did learn a lot about orchids. Nice place to spend an hour. Pricey but the guide was excellent! If you go to Morpho restaurant right next door, you get a discount at the Garden. Would have enjoyed it more if the price was less.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went with our kids (ages 8 & 10) and enjoyed our guided tour. It's not very big but we learned a lot. Even now, weeks later, one of my kids will say something about an orchid.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

There are some interesting orchids here that you will probably never see elsewhere. It only took about 20 min. for the very knowledgeable guide to take you through and explain everything. $10 for 20 min. seemed a bit pricey. If you go to the Morphos restaurant first you can get $2 off admission.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A beautiful place to go! hundreds of plants and orchids in bloom. Guide Ricardo was informative about orchids from around the world and especially local area. He showed us which ones to smell and use the magnifying glass for. Great value, we had coffee next door and got a discount to go in.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A guide explains all different types of orchids in a small but interesting garden. I have learned so much about orchids on my visit. It is a very educational place so I recommend to visit.

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Ouray, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very interesting and informative tour of special orchids. The guides are well informed. Highly recommended.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a garden of many different orchids, some are so tiny we would have not even seem them without the guides knowledge. Fascinating to see a smaller world we didn't know existed.

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Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The orchid garden is a refuge of green in downtown Santa Elena, packed with orchids as well as many other plants. The Salazar family will make you feel right at home.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

we filled an odd hour with the orchid garden. It was interesting but i didn't feel any passion from our guide and the tour was rather robotic. i did enjoy wandering and taking pictures on our own. i thought the price was rather expensive for the experience i got, but it is a way to fill some time between other... More

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