Monteverde Orchid Garden

Monteverde Orchid Garden, Santa Elena: Hours, Address, Monteverde Orchid Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Monteverde Orchid Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Kiera M
1 contribution
LOVED my visit
May 2021
I LOVED my tour of the Orchid Garden. My guide was so knowledgeable and made learning about Orchids one of the highlights of my trip. There are so many beautiful Orchids in the garden, and its location is super easy and accessible from downtown! Anybody who is interested in nature or culture when they travel should definitely visit the Orchid Garden.
Written June 3, 2021
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Chodo
Phoenix102 contributions
Fascinating Lesson about Wild Orchids of the Area
May 2021
One of our favorite activities in Monteverde. We learned so much from our excellent guide and really enjoyed looking at the remarkable range of orchids. Yes, we got magnifying glasses and that was really fun.
After visiting here, I realized how many orchids we had encountered on our forest walks but had no idea.
If you like science, or plants, or how nature works, then this place will likely interest you. If you want to see a bunch of showy orchids, then go to Southeast Asia or your local florist.
Also, the spices (especially the pepper) and coffee on sale in the gift show is excellent.
Written May 27, 2021
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jaimesteffen24
Scottsdale, AZ196 contributions
Overrated
Mar 2021 • Couples
I was shocked at how expensive this attraction was considering how underwhelming the orchid gardens were. They charged $14 each for literally a 10 minute stroll through some subpar orchid gardens. They had one greenhouse with several different larger displays but nothing terribly impressive. We needed to kill some time before lunch so we stopped by. Not worth the money in my opinion. Spend it on a guided tour of Curi Cancha or the cloud forest instead.
Written April 11, 2021
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Professoressa
California34 contributions
Made the forest come alive
Mar 2021
I went to Monteverde expecting to see orchids in the forest, and was disappointed when I didn't. This garden tour made up for it!!! The guide is so knowledgable and interesting. Maybe it's not reasonable to expect to see orchids in the wild, so it's great to have a place where you can see them and understand them up close.
Written March 26, 2021
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Patricia L
52 contributions
I learned SO much!
Mar 2021 • Solo
This was a great lesson in orchids! I learned about how old they are, where they grow, and how smart Mother Nature is about coloring and planting them to great advantage do they can attract pollinators. My guide spoke excellent English, and was very pleasant. I enjoyed my tour very much!
Written March 24, 2021
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Cara M
New York City, NY10 contributions
Affordable tour of hundreds of beautiful orchid species within Santa Elena
Mar 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed an hour-long tour with an incredibly knowledgeable and passionate guide. Walking through an immense garden of naturally growing orchid species, we learned so much about the way orchids are classified and grow in the wild. The guide even provided some tips for how to care for my orchid at home! Very affordable and within the town of Santa Elena - we were staying at the hostel next door. Highly recommend!
Written March 16, 2021
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Katrina Julia
Atlanta, GA160 contributions
Beautiful Experience with Orchids About an Hour
Feb 2021
Fellow Orchid Lovers you will love this orchid haven. Likely you will not find a similar tour with a private guide, 400+ species of Orchids, and 100+ in bloom at any one time!

I have loved Orchids for years and learned so much from Belen in less than an hour! Right in the center of Santa Elena with Orchid Cafe right next door!
Written February 6, 2021
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roadadvisor
San Jose, Costa Rica65,954 contributions
hard to find another palce for orchids like this one
Aug 2020
For people into Orchids incredible number of them...great to see them very much where many orchids come from !
Written January 11, 2021
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey336 contributions
A tiny world
Dec 2020
For those of us who think of the large flowers available in the supermarket, it will come as quite a shock as to what orchids really are. I learned a lot on the guided tour that took under an hour. It is a nice little activity to do before or after a meal in Santa Elena. Note - you can message them directly through their listing in Google Maps.
Written January 1, 2021
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Helen
California6 contributions
Great educational and beautiful place
Dec 2020
Really loved my time here and wished we had gone earlier in our trip. The owner gave us a small tour and we learned how small orchids can be. We really learned a lot from him. If we had gone here first then we probably would have seen much more in the orchid garden in Santa Elena forest. The next day we went to Monteverde cloud forest and used our new knowledge to spot two tiny orchids in the wild! Also got some great holiday gifts for friends. They sell orchid flowers preserved in resin as earrings and necklaces which seemed like such a unique gift.
Written December 10, 2020
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