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“A real gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Finca Dracula

Finca Dracula
Cerro Punta, Panama
507 771 2070
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Owner description: The habitats of many orchids are being slowly wiped out either by temperature change, forest clearing, or the elimination of insects that pollinate the flowers. Finca Dracula engages in expeditions to collect these native species. Finca Dracula is dedicated to promoting education, investigation, and conservation of orchids and other tropical ornamental plant species.
Tallahassee, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Thus was a true highlight of our trip to Panama actually a few years ago. So many exotic orchids. Young children might get bored, but would love exploring the beautiful grounds. You might get lucky and be there like we did in the only day of the year that a particular type of orchid blooms. You do not realize how many types of orchids there are.....ones that even look like monkeys

Visited August 2012
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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Private park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The orchid tour was good, but the gem of this place is exploring the grounds. Not the easiest place to find but manageable. The last part of the road is better suited to SUV and not a passenger car. Worth the stop if you have the time. Temper your expectations as to what you'll find in the way of orchids, it's not a commercial farm, no rows and rows of greenhouses with blooming orchids. But some nice specimens and good information.

Visited July 2013
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london
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A small piece of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had a lovely tour. The young lady who took us on our tour had a good knowledge of all the plants, and the insects that lived with them. The number of orchids on-site was amazing, even though it wasn't their high season. There are Quetzals living there, no need to climb waterfalls to spot them! The entrance money goes to support its existence,
Highly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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Volcan, Panama
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The star in the "Shangri-La" valley.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is truly one of the "must see" parts of any trip to Chiriqui. The gardens, walkways and streams are beautifully kept. I enjoy taking visitors there just to hear their "ooh's and wows" as they enjoy an experience they will never forget.

Visited November 2012
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“Learned more than I can keep in my head”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Well worth a stop here. Not exciting for children, but for mature travelers its informative and very well planned. Interesting history and beautiful.

Visited January 2013
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