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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 #7 of 14 Attractions in Santa Elena
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: The Monteverde Orchid Garden is a place where you can enjoy beauty that is found in the marvelous...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent food for the price and accommodating when I asked for salad substitution for their awesome soup.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This tucked away garden is a hidden gem with a remarkably large and diverse selection of orchids. The guide gives you a magnifying glass and you get to see the smallest orchid in the world. I learned a lot in this 1 hour tour and loved the peaceful atmosphere of the garden. Well worth a visit especially since it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Being a fan of orchids I thought this might be fun. Easy to get to, they require a guide to describe all the various varieties of native orchids. They had some of the most tiniest orchids I have ever seen! It was fascinating! The young man who was my guide (forgot his name, but was cute) was very knowledgeable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A visit here includes a very informative tour-we learned so much about orchids! Many very unusual kinds. We found it fascinating.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were expecting so much more from the Orchid Garden. First off, it was 10 dollars to enter, so being that price, I was expecting a bit more. It is a guided tour, which wouldn't necessarily be bad, except the guide we had was a young lady that had only been there 2 weeks and did not have much knowledge... More 

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den helder
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Small but nice orchid garden. We had an enthousiastic guide who told us a lot about orchids and showed us how to spot an orchid in the wild.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Plztystele jungermannioides, the smallest Orchid in the world. Then we saw many more with gorgeous smell and colour. I was surprised to learn that most wild orchids are miniatures, at least in Costa Rica. The garden is private its owner Alvaro Salazar, a charming gentleman has been collecting orchids for over 25 years. Check it out in Lonely Planet. It... More 

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solotraveler007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Amazing collection over 400 species in a tiny space. If you expect every species to have huge blooms you will be disappointed. Not a lot were in bloom while we were there, but it was amazing to see so many tiny orchids with beautiful (but small) flowers. It's easily located in the middle of town so if you have an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Learned that there is an orchid named Dracula that has the image of a money in the center. There were hundreds of orchids that I could never have dreamed of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I' ve never been an Orchid fan but when i saw this garden, I said I' d give it a go. It was a super pleasant visit. The guide proved to be the owner of the place. Mind it that this is not a business, but a passion that evolved into a need of sharing this passion with others. The... More 

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