Jardin Botanico Lankester, Cartago
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Stroll through leafy trails in a sea of orchids at Jardin Botanico Lankester, a garden that aims to promote conservation, enjoyment, and sustainable use of epiphytic flora. Established originally in the 1940s as a private garden for British botanist and orchid enthusiast Charles H Lankaster, the botanical gardens are now operated and protected by the University of Costa Rica. Explore 11 ha (27.2 ac) of field collections, greenhouses, and secondary forest that host over 3,000 species of plant. Orchids still remain a key focus of the gardens, with hundreds of all different species and color scattered through the gardens. To visit Jardin Botanico Lankester and other attractions in Cartago, use our Cartago travel itinerary planner.
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  • There is a lot of space and things to see great for little children. You can walk around and play in the gardens. 
  • A quiet environment; surrounded by nature; they have done a good job for that environment is refelja with the kinds of vegetations that we can find. Totally recommended to spend some time with the family.
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  • if you are fanatic of orchid...this is your place, is full of beautiful different types of or orchids and other plants