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Jardin Botanico Lankester

| 4 Km. Cartago and Paraiso Road, Nr. Bus Stop, Cartago, Costa Rica
+506 2511 7949
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The Lankester Botanical Garden is a research center of the University of costa Rica, created in 1973 due to the international efforts of scientists and conservationists. Our mission is the research of orchids and other epiphytes to preserve our plante's biological diversity and to inspire and improve people's quiality of life
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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| 4 Km. Cartago and Paraiso Road, Nr. Bus Stop, Cartago, Costa Rica
+506 2511 7949
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Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Only one hour away from San Jose this gardens are a great option if you want to escape from the capital. The place is used also for investigation and not only for tourism. There are more than 1600 types of orchids in Costa Rica and...More

Thank Jorge M
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of space and things to see great for little children. You can walk around and play in the gardens.

Thank Ricardo S
Reviewed November 1, 2016

if you are fanatic of orchid...this is your place, is full of beautiful different types of or orchids and other plants

Thank Gabriel_Jimenez
Reviewed July 24, 2016

I have just returned from spending the afternoon at Jardin Botanico Lankester and I was very impressed with the entire experience. The grounds and gardens are truly beautiful and the variety of plant life is excellent. The Orchid Greenhouse is very extensive and they cultivate...More

Thank a1jstrain
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens on 27 acres! More than 18,000 orchids belonging to more than 1000 species are grown in the greenhouses. Incredible! Easy walking through Japanese Garden, Secondary Forest, Bromeliad and Fern gardens. Butterflies and flowers everywhere.

Thank Mary J
Reviewed July 4, 2016

This place had outstandingly colourful orchids and bromeliads. It is a pleasant and easy walk through the garden.

Thank 632pc
Reviewed June 28, 2016

At peace with nature. A nice one day walk with my partner, we did a photoshoot and it came out great. We had a lot of fun visiting the place many things to see.

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Reviewed June 22, 2016

I love this place as photographer has a really nice selection of environments to choose from and to work with, awesome

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed June 17, 2016

I've been to this garden many times. It's not far from San José and holds a large variety of flowers and plants. They have a beautiful Orchids garden where they explain how they take care of it and how the research team preserves each species...More

Thank Caritatica
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

To get to the botanic garden first you have to take a bus from San jose to cartago. Thereafter, ask around for the bus stop which buses go towards Paraíso. The bus does stop halfway near the gardens. Ask the driver to tell u when...More

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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
The distance is 40 to 50 miles. The trip would not normally take very long but it depends on the traffic. If you're in a rental car street signs and traffic signs do not exist. You will need to rent a road mate or similar... More
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June 29, 2015|
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I wrote a good answer but the site said I could not include web sites or URLs which I did NOT. Annoying to have to erase most of my answer. I have no idea what you thought was a web site or a URL.