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Monteverde Orchid Garden

| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Worth it if you love orchids

The price of admission is somewhat high, but if you want to be immersed in an orchid world and take... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathryn N
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Rolla, Missouri
Highly recommended orchid tour

Our guide Andreas eloquently explained all about about the growth, pollination, cultivation, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonathan C
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Franz Josef, New Zealand
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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 good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
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+506 2645 5308
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The price of admission is somewhat high, but if you want to be immersed in an orchid world and take a lot of photos with your macro lens, you'll be happy. Our guide was wonderful and patient with our group (about 10, not all the...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Andreas eloquently explained all about about the growth, pollination, cultivation, and care of orchids. He took us around the garden and patiently answered all of our questions in great detail. The variety of orchids in the garden was wonderful to see and we...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love orchids but did not have high hopes going into this tour. I even thought that the magnifying glass was silly. Boy, was I wrong! Amazing tiny orchids shaped like angels, dancing ladies, and more. An incredible array of orchids with a wonderfully educated...More

Thank KathyDavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late on a rainy day, but the young man who showed us around knew so much about the many orchids that grew on a surprisingly small plot of land, and held our attention. Blossoms range from large and showy to minute. It was...More

Thank susaru2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited in order to see some beautiful native orchids. What we found was a very knowledgeable English speaking guide who took us through this relatively small garden full of the most unusual native orchids that you would least expect to see. Extremely tiny...More

Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Orchid Garden has been lovingly created to educate people about the huge variety, more than 425 different species, of orchids. In the collection you can find species that are endemic to Monteverde and a collection of miniature orchids, including the smallest one in the...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a neat place! I never realized how flowers could be so different in size, color, shape, even in fragrance, yet still be an orchid. Our guide was Sebastian, and he was very enthusiastic and happy to share his knowledge with us.

Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My husband and I loved learning about the many species of orchids that Costa Rica has. And we had no idea that orchids could be as small as 1mm and as large as 3 feet! If you enjoy botany or flowers, then this tour is...More

Thank in1accord
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Who knew orchids could be so interesting? Some are teeny - we were supplied with a magnifying glass to see details. Some were scented, some good (citrus, perfume, honey suckle), some bad (rotten flesh, horse urine), some were brightly coloured, some more subtle, our guide...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

A delightful place to see orchids of all varieties, including those too small to be seen without the aid of magnifying glasses (which we did have). Very knowledge guide.

Thank JodiS1949
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ilikeorchids
When is the best time of year to visit? I am fascinated by species orchids, although I enjoy looking at hybrids. Are these primarily species?
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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