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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Incredible variety of tiny orchids, although we felt the entrance fee was a little high for a 45 minute visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The cloud forest has hundreds of different types of orchids, most of them tiny, and all of them fascinating. This is the place to get an overview. Especially if you're a plant geek, the diversity of orchids in this garden is mind-boggling. The guides can answer even the most technical questions.

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Windsor, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was a great experience. This is a radiant orchid garden filled with hundreds of different type to see. Our guide was great and very knowledgeable. It was worth doing if you have a love for orchids. Keep in mind they are not hybrid orchids like you see in some stores these are Orchids in their natural , raw state.... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you have free time, this is worth 30 minutes of your time- it's a quick tour. You'll see all kinds of native orhids to the region- most you'll need a magnifying glass for (they provide them).

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