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Wilson Botanical Garden

Hwy 237, San Vito, Costa Rica
+506 2773 4004
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Lovely Garden and Rain Forest Experience with Big Conservation Initiatives

Beautiful garden -- don't miss the bromeliad garden and the mountain views in the palm tree area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Haven, Connecticut
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Stunning gardens

Be sure to take your time walking around the botanical gardens as well as the trails around the... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Galayna W
Salem, Oregon
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Hwy 237, San Vito, Costa Rica
+506 2773 4004

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful garden -- don't miss the bromeliad garden and the mountain views in the palm tree area. The garden is affiliated with the Organization for Tropical Studies and supports lots of scientific research and reforestation projects. Rebecca, who runs the place, is an inspiration.

Thank Trudgemuffin
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Be sure to take your time walking around the botanical gardens as well as the trails around the area. Workers of the garden are great to talk to and add so much to the experience. The garden has a truly remarkable collection of plants and...More

Thank Galayna W
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Combined with the Las Cruces Biological Station, the Wilson Botanical Garden has a wealth of plant species, including unusual types of orchids and large collections of bromeliads and palm trees. The rooms for guests are well kept and laundry facilities are available.

Thank ANewEnglander
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The gardens attract a nice range of birds, offering good chances for seeing many different species. The trails are well-maintained and most provide easy walking.

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 12 March 2017

lovely tropical gardens.great collection well laid out and very easy to get around. I would recommend spending at least half a day here.

Thank rooikoptraveler
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We spent three hours on the grounds and saw many different trees, plants & flowers. There are a lot of different trails within the park that you can access at your leisure. We even had a picnic at the end of our visit.

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We spent an absolutely invigorating 48 hours here and departed reluctantly, wishing we had 48 more to explore the further corners of this consummately appealing corner of Costa Rica. From the numerous self-guided paths (some of them quite raw and challenging) to the astonishingly varied...More

Thank SeattleDSpar
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The bad news first: We had arranged in advance to do an early-morning birding tour. Somehow our reservation got deleted, so we arrived very early to find a guard who didn't speak English and didn't know anything about the reservation, and there was no one...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Spent the afternoon roaming the grounds of the Wilson Botanical Garden in early January. I am not sure what my expectations were but I found the experience pretty ordinary. The grounds are well maintained but are not especially remarkable. The highlight of the visit was...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a great place to take in on any day. Most days are comfortable and relaxing for this activity. There are most all of the indigenous botanicals represented here. Many paths are available and are several excellent walks through the gardens, whether you are...More

Thank LipeByte
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9 January 2017|
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Response from TomaSchultz | Reviewed this property |
Believe it is $8 or 10 US for foreigners, $3 if you are a citizen ore resident . Guides or tours are an extra cost
9 September 2016|
Response from TomaSchultz | Reviewed this property |
Wilson's is in San Vito and Lankaster in Cartago... there is one road south that will take you there... just drove it a few weeks ago. Probably looking at 5 to 6 hours.