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Monteverde Orchid Garden

| 50 metros sur del BNCR, Santa Elena 60109, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5308
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Compact Display Garden

This is a small garden that has brought together a large number of orchid species in a compact... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Madison, WI
Beautiful little garden

Incredibly knowledgable guide with an infectious enthusiasm for orchids, it was a pleasure to spend... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a small garden that has brought together a large number of orchid species in a compact space. The assortment ranged from small (1mm) blooms to the larger blooms we usually see in the USA florist shops. The small size and level grounds made...More

Thank WIJourney
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredibly knowledgable guide with an infectious enthusiasm for orchids, it was a pleasure to spend about an hour in his company. Also got some good bird and butterfly spots.

Thank Rumbaroo
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an underwhelming but informative tour. We learned a lot about orchids but the property is small and there were not many large impressive blooms to see..we’ve observed more growing wild on hikes in the Arenal area. OK way to spend an hour but...More

Thank HappyInBlueJeans
Reviewed 1 week ago

They do a bilingual tour about Orchids and have many in their garden. We knew nothing about Orchids but loved learning about them and seeing/smelling them.

Thank spny84
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned a lot about orchids on this tour. I took the tour and then hung around and took photos. It is in a small area but there are a lot of plants.

Thank Cynthia Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative guide, passionate about horticultural. Native orchids, nothing splashy. Tiny exquisite orchids only found in Costa Rica

Thank kristiclark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a few tours in the area and this is the best! The young man who took us round (who's father is a botanist) was very knowledgable and had a very good command of English. Even if you were not interested in Orchids,...More

Thank graham w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 4 adults and 2 children. You are given a magnifying glass at start of tour that really helps to see some of the micro orchids and other parts of the plants. The children really enjoyed using the magnifying glass and took a lot...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the same price with a guide as it is without, and unless you know about orchids - get the guide. There are some so small you would never find it on your own, even with the magnifying glass they give you. Some smell...More

Thank JezandStacy
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Be sure to take the guided tour. They'll show you tiny orchids you might have missed, and it is so informative and interesting

Thank Laura N
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20 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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