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Center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Education (CATIE)

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Just outside Turrialba | on the road to Siquirres, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
556-6431
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Educational and beautiful, lovely walks, nice birds.

Liked everything. We were there during rainy season, and still loved the experience of our visit... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2012
SOMorgan
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Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Taking a guided tour through Catie is informative. The huge variety of plants, many of which are... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2012
Sally W
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Trout Lake, Washington, United States
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Just outside Turrialba | on the road to Siquirres, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Liked everything. We were there during rainy season, and still loved the experience of our visit. Easy to get to.

1  Thank SOMorgan
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Taking a guided tour through Catie is informative. The huge variety of plants, many of which are edible (samples are right on the trees) is wonderful. Guides are very knowledgeable.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 2 November 2011

What a wonderful and educational adventure, and the tropical fruits our guide gave us was such a nice extra. Close to Turrialba, not expensive, and if one wants to stay on the campus grounds bird watching or at the pool and clubhouse (additional $3) for...More

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We went rafting on the Pacuare River in Turrialba and decided to visit the CATIE Botanical Garden. The guide we had, Paul, was nice enough to show us the entire University Campus, Coffee and Cocoa collections, plus the Botanical Garden - all in his own...More

1  Thank Paul V
Reviewed 10 July 2011

I really enjoyed this informative tour. I'm not overly interested in plants and wasn't sure if the tour would be worth it. I'm so glad I took the tour. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable and his English was near perfect. There was a botanist on...More

Thank KatieLeigh123
Reviewed 12 August 2008

Our Spanish School, Adventure Education Center, was located within the grounds of C.A.T.I.E. so we spent almost every day for two weeks here. Lovely botanical gardens and research center. Very large grounds, picnic areas, and pathways. The staff are very informative, even the groundskeepers will...More

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Response from Charlie D | Reviewed this property |
I went with a guide from Rancho Naturalista Lodge on a Sunday in December 2015, so I guess it was open then! There was a guard at the entrance gate who let us in to photograph birds. If in doubt, contact them: Tel... More
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