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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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   The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you...

  

   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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Blooming Orchids year round --

Best place to see orchids as most grow naturally in the canopy. The staff is very knowledgeable and will point out various orchids. (Some are so small you might miss the flowers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sara w
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best place to see orchids as most grow naturally in the canopy. The staff is very knowledgeable and will point out various orchids. (Some are so small you might miss the flowers on your own.) Lovely little garden very close to town. Worth a visit.

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I never knew there were so many types of Orchids, or how small they could actually be. This was so cool to see the different types and how they can grow in the rain or cloud forests. The guide is very patient as I was with my cousin who loves to take 50 pictures of everything...and with that many orchids... More 

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Thank Diana C
Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative tour by a knowledgeable, bilingual guide. I never knew there were so many different species of tiny orchids. Our guide pointed out these miniature species and we were able to get a good look with the help of magnifying glasses. The visit was very worthwhile and great value for the $10 entrance fee which included a guided tour.

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Thank ducke514
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's small but very interesting . We didn't know that most orchids are tiny and you get a magnifying glass to view them. Our guide provided a lot of information!

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Thank Bill H
Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew that so many orchids were so small. The guide we had was very nice, knowledgeable, and funny. We enjoyed the tour. [Have lunch at Morphos, then head around the corner to the garden].

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Thank Mary H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An OK place but very little to see. 80% of orchids in the world are tiny and so most of what you see are really so small you need a magnifying glass (provided) to see them well. There are some more typical orchids (i.e. those produced by man to be bigger and pretty), but not enough. The time of year... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed seeing all of the flowers, including all the incredible tiny orchids. The guides were good. Guided tour took about 45 mins. This was a really nice short activity that was perfect for what it was.

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Concord, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant experience right in town near Morphos. Tiny varieties you would never notice, as well as normal sizes.

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Thank Chris K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was on the your solo with two other couples! We were all amazed and the tour guide was newish but we picked his brain! I was amazed at how many small orchids there were!

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Thank CassErasser
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a greenhouse and the guide is very prepared. I was able to learn more things about orchids and enjoy the experience with the materials provided.

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