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Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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A tranquil place full of fauna from all around the world, beautifully landscaped

Over 2,000 plant species in these gardens somewhat off the beaten tourist path in Costa Rica. A... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Well-landscaped garden

I was here about ten years ago and enjoyed my second time just as much. A lot of paths to follow... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over 2,000 plant species in these gardens somewhat off the beaten tourist path in Costa Rica. A beautifully landscaped and meticulously manicured, yet natural, arboretum, one of the best (of many) I have seen in the world. If quiet walks through verdant and diverse foliage...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here about ten years ago and enjoyed my second time just as much. A lot of paths to follow, places to sit and appreciate the vegetation. A nice small waterfall, very relaxing. Many of the plants were unlabeled which is not a good...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This Botanical Garden is an amazing Showcase of everything that is Costa Rican Flora. There is so much to see on path after path of amazing and exotic plants displaying blooms and blossoms of exquisite nature. Lots of butterflies and interesting insects as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

One of the beautiful gardens in the Central Valley located about 45 minutes north of San Jose. Vine covered arches, huge planting of bird of paradise and several tropical plants I could not identify. Staff is very nice and there are a few who speak...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol V
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I spent an afternoon at the Kientzler Botanical Garden with my daughter and a friend from Costa Rica. It turns out that he worked at the Gardens after he finished high school in the greenhouses. The location is easy to find, parking is free and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We started off with lunch which was very enjoyable. We then had a tour of the gardens learning all about their plants and trees. The tour lasted for about 2 hours.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed March 25, 2018

A great place to visit with your significant other, family or friends. Awesome spots to take beautiful pictures. You can complete the whole self-guided tour in 1.5-2hours. It has a small parking lot. There are bathrooms and picnic areas. 100% recommended.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank vivianap421
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This is a beautiful botanical garden. Takes about 2 hours to walk through it all. The day we visited they were having a wedding and were preparing a beautiful central location for the event. We wished we could stay for the wedding. The grounds in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank resry
Reviewed January 11, 2018

These gardens are amazing! The gardens are so well kept and possibly the most beautiful botanical gardens I've ever visited before! There's lot's of tropical plants, a lovely stream running though but my favourite part was the maze and the cactus garden. We were the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Amy G
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

It was a great afternoon with friends. There are so many variations of plants and trees. There is a picnic area, kids play area. We saw hummingbirds. It was a great peaceful day.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from AnneATravellingWoman | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they are open Monday to Sunday 8am-4pm.