Monteverde Orchid Garden, Santa Elena

4.4
#6 of 21 in Parks in Monteverde
Pay a visit to Monteverde Orchid Garden to see the extensive collection of vibrant flowers. A gem of Monteverde, the family-run garden houses more than 400 species of these orchids, which thrive in Costa Rica's cloud forest ecosystem. Take a tour of the meticulously maintained garden, full of lush green trees, and with the help of the English-speaking guide, learn about the orchids, their varieties, and the efforts for their conservation. Using a magnifying glass, you'll be able to see even the tiniest blooms. Arrange your visit to Monteverde Orchid Garden and discover more family-friendly attractions in Monteverde using our Monteverde trip itinerary planner.
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Monteverde Orchid Garden Reviews

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  • So educational, enriching, and enjoyable. At first, we thought the $14 ticket price might be a little high, but it's well worth it to help maintain this little paradise. We arrived, by chance, 30...  more »
  • We visited this garden whilst staying in the Santa Elena area. It is fairly small, with a modest range of orchids in flower. A very knowledgeable guide explained all about orchids and how they grow...  more »
  • We had a beautiful afternoon at this s magical garden after a nice long walk at Bosque Nuboso Santa Elena.Sebastian was our guide.The chaps that work there have good knowledge on orchids and are...  more »
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  • Good tour in English with lots of information about orchids. Lots of different species to see and smell. The tour was about ~45 minutes long, but for the same price you can also go on your own and spend as long or as little as you like. Magnifying glasses were provided and were helpful to examine many of the smaller flowers.
  • Lovely little orchard garden with nice winding paths to meander to see the (mostly) miniscule orchids. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and you are free to walk around on your own before and after the guided tour. In an unexpected turn, the resident cat took care to make sure we were very happy and saw everything while the resident dog couldn't care less 😂😂
  • Amazing to see the manny variants - also the very small ones, which I didn't know existed. Also the guide was very knowledgeable, so the tour was definitely a success.
  • Really great place. I'm not normally a flower fanboy, but the garden was pretty, incredibly diverse for its size, and allowed me to totally nerd out about the variety of adaptation strategies orchids employ. Andres was a hyper-knowledgeable and informative guide. Last but not least, there was a really lovable cat on the premises, and this cat can really cuddle.
  • Loved the orchid garden! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was fascinating. Would have loved if there was a bit larger gift shop.

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