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Monteverde Orchid Garden

| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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A place for orchid lovers

This is not a large location - but it is packed with a wonderful variety of orchids - most of them... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Gatos, CA
Wonderful world of smaller orchids

An interesting exercise in appreciating the smaller and less noticeable orchids in their natural... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a large location - but it is packed with a wonderful variety of orchids - most of them local to Costa Rica. I should have taken "the tour" - but it was my last day - and I wanted to photograph with...More

Thank Vanlippe
Reviewed 26 August 2017

An interesting exercise in appreciating the smaller and less noticeable orchids in their natural habitats. Lots of information and Costa Rican vanilla pods available for sale.

Thank katalinzs
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The Monteverde Orchid Garden is small, but full of many varieties of orchids! I really didn't know anything about orchids except for what I had seen in stores and flower shops. But I now have a new appreciation for these plants and learned so much...More

Thank stephaniew1882017
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A smart young man guided me through the garden. I was so surprised to learn of so many different orchids. Most are very small and so pretty unlike the huge smooth ones sold in USA.

Thank binkee_10
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. We saw many life orchids and also showed us what orchids to look for when hiking in the nature in Costa Rica. The guy who explained had huge knowledge and they offered us to go back with the same entrance...More

Thank Teodora_Ban
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The guide told me that one of the lessons they wished to teach was that people get too fixated on the splendid, showy orchids and miss the tiny, beautiful, and biologically incredible species that can be found at all canopy levels when you walk around...More

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Take the time for this informative and beautiful tour. We couldn't believe how many varieties of orchids were there - some smaller than a thumbnail, and all simply stunning. This is a hidden gem and worth your time to visit.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

When I think of orchids, I think of the phalaenopsis, cattleya, miltonia - all the varieties that we have in the Bay Area - that can be cared for with some success if the conditions are right (sunlight, waterings, potting mixture, fertilizer). How glorious to...More

1  Thank Jill F
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We went to this place because we like orchids & figured Costa Rica has a good climate for them. We learned SO MUCH about orchids that we didn't know, including that there are more than 35,000 kinds or orchids in the world! We also saw...More

Thank RodgerandTom
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We visited the Orchid Garden one afternoon after having spent the morning in the Cloud Forest Reserve. The tour was very informative and after the ~30min tour, you can stay an spend more time looking at the flowers. They attract a lot of butterflies and...More

Thank Guillaume C
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19 July 2015|
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Response from Alvaro S | Property representative |
Helllo ilikeorchids, To answer your questions, there is no specific time for orchids because year round we always have different species in bloom so at any time of the year you come, you will be able to see unique species... More
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