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Monteverde Orchid Garden

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Address: 50 mts sur-este de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-5308
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Description: 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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Lovely and really quiet. Great tour and a great place to relax, with loads of information about the orchids, all which can be found in Monteverde cloud forest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely and really quiet. Great tour and a great place to relax, with loads of information about the orchids, all which can be found in Monteverde cloud forest.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing garden - could have stayed much longer, but our guide was a volunteer young man who was very pleasant and somewhat inexperienced. It was affordable (this was one of the least expensive things we did) but would have been even better with someone who really knew orchids.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really knowledgable guides walk you through the garden, i learned a lot and didnt even know there was that much to know! the garden it small but has a lot to offer!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Monteverde area has more orchid species than all of Europe, the US and Canada together. After you learn this fact you understand why visiting one of the two orchid gardens in the area is such a good idea. Only 10% of the orchids grow on the ground at the cloud forest and the rest grow up in the trees.... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a small place but with it if you love nature and have the time. I learned more about orchids than I ever imagined I could. Guide was very knowledgable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A nice way to spend an hour. We were given a very knowledgable and interesting education on orchids. The guide spent about an hour teaching us how to identify an orchid and showing us lots of beautiful plants. A bit pricey at about $10 per person but worth it for a one-off trip.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Entrance fee includes quick guide visit. Lots of info with knowledgeable guide. Visited in April and had about 150 orchids flowering. Keep in mind that most of the flowers are extremely small and that's why they lend you a magnifying glass. It was worth my money. Don't forget to ask for your student discount!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped in because we were in town and curious. We were wonderfully surprised. The guides were so information and the tour was great. We were so intrigued that we went back the next day. The birdwatching was also great. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

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Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Tucked away behind a restaurant is a tiny gem of a garden. With an incredible number of orchids native to Costa Rica, over 400, this spot is well worth the visit. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about orchids. I was able to get some stunning photographs of the diversity of orchids on display there.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This garden is tucked behind a restaurant so we couldn't see how big it was. We decided to take a chance anyway but had visions of getting in there and discovering it was just a couple of plants pots on a window ledge! It was the right decision. The garden is fairly small but crammed with (mostly native) orchids. The... More 

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Additional Information about Monteverde Orchid Garden

Address: 50 mts sur-este de Banco Nacional, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-5308
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde  >  Santa Elena
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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