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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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Great garden and great tour.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
MichelePatenaude
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Burlington, Vermont
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English first
Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We both live orchids and were looking forward to this tour. The tour guide is knowledgeable but it did feel rather like a record being played over again, robotic. The flowers are lovely & if you are an orchid fan you will know that the commercially sold big flowers are hybrids almost all true species are very small. Here they... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We were impressed with the care the owners take of this garden and the knowledge of the tour guide. I grow orchids (an amateur), but never knew there were so many varieties nor how tiny so many orchids are. This was one of the "introductory overviews" my husband planned for our 'ecological' vacation in Costa Rica. It definitely served the... More 

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TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I highly recommend a visit to this small but super interesting garden. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable and funny which was an added plus! You won't believe how much you'll enjoy learning about orchids!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This small but well-focused operation is a miracle for casual orchid lovers. For us, the tour was very informative. For real experts, it may be superfluous.

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

looking at microscopic orchids thru a magnifying glass. Really? I felt embarrassed for the guide that was trying to make this an experience for us since we actually paid money for this. Most Lame experience I have had.

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Denver, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife wanted to see the Orchid Garden and we were walking by so we went in. Apparently the operator was giving a tour so we waited...and waited...and finally left.

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Chino, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Quaint small garden with a surprising variety of Orchids. We got a personalized tour of the garden by a guide and then got to roam on our own. Only need about an hour. Afterwards ate at the restaurant up front. It was a lovely visit - highly recommend.

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