Monteverde Orchid Garden
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Mike H
Pontyclun, UK649 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Thoroughly educational and enjoyable tour of this orchid garden. Loads of orchids to see and learn about....if it sounds boring, it most certainly isn't
Written 24 November 2022
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Anbecki
Naperville, IL41 contributions
Aug 2022
Erik made our experience special. His excitement was contagious and his knowledge incredible. This was a nice stop while in the downtown area. So many beautiful and sometimes tiny species. It's not very big but there is much to see.
Written 29 August 2022
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SamDakin
Bromsgrove, UK38 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The gardens were most of a collection thrown together in a haphazard way rather than beautifully landscaped. There were some truly beautiful and unusual orchids that we’d never seen anywhere else in the world. Our guide lent us a magnifying glass which was useful because some of the specimens were tiny. He obviously knew a lot and his passion for the plants came across, however there were some questions I asked that he didn’t know the answer to. Also I did find him quite tricky to understand at times although his English was excellent.
Written 23 August 2022
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Lee
13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
This garden was amazing. For the small entrance fee, you receive a magnifying glass to use in the garden, a guided tour (ours ended up private and was well over 45 minutes!), and unlimited time to roam around the garden at your leisure.
Eric was phenomenal! He had wonderful knowledge and was very fun. He always said how he had more surprises, and he was always right. It was so informative and beautiful.
This is a must go for your Monteverde trip!
Written 22 August 2022
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TammyLC64
Tolleson, AZ4 contributions
Aug 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. Compact area that didn't require a lot of walking, with very few obstacles. Lots of orchids of all sizes and shapes. We even got to see 5 orchids that only bloom for one day! We learned a lot about "natural" orchids (in comparison to "WalMart" orchids) and the fact that there are many orchids that you didn't even know that they were orchids! Easy to access, especially if you are staying in Monteverde, however parking was very limited. Well worth the money!
Written 21 August 2022
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nshah0
Zurich, Switzerland55 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Definitely worth a visit! My husband and teenage sons were not keen on going bur even they enjoyed the ecotour very much. The entrance includes the guided tour, which is excellent… there is so much to learn about orchids, who knew!
Written 11 August 2022
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Alex
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Beautiful collection of orchids with an excellent guide. Very worth visiting if you love plants. Trip Advisor is asking me to say more, so….. ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
Written 5 August 2022
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splatkat
chicago39 contributions
Jul 2022
Really interesting place with knowledgeable guides. Beautiful gardens with a lot of plants to look at in a peaceful setting. Great value too!
Written 25 July 2022
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jgaard
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Don’t miss this hidden gem in Santa Elena while you’re in town to visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The tour was delightful and Andres was an engaging and informative guide.
Written 1 July 2022
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Matt B
Ohio3 contributions
Jun 2022
Eddie did a nice job and even though it was raining pretty hard it was still informative. Maybe small umbrellas for guest would be a good option.
Written 18 June 2022
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Monteverde Orchid Garden (Santa Elena) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Monteverde Orchid Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM