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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Julia

Costa Rica Adventure: Orchid Gardens in Monteverde, Costa Rica

My Costa Rica adventures continue with Orchid Gardens in Monteverde, Costa Rica. If you didn't know, I love Orchids and always have. In 2011, I painted Orchids with oil paints and the painting found its home above my bed for years.

So, it is no surprise when I learned there is an Orchid Garden in Monteverde. Costa Rica, I planned to visit. I am so glad I did! During the one hour tour with Belen (included in the price of admission), I learned more about orchids than in the last 5-10+ years.

Did you know that there are over 20,000 species of Orchids around the world, and Costa Rica has over 1,500 including their national flower Guaria Morada? Something else that surprised me about Orchids includes that over 80% of wild orchids in the world are miniature.

The Orchid Gardens in Monteverde, Costa Rica include over 400 species with about about 12o in bloom at a time to see on a visit.

Guaria Morada: Costa Rica National Flower. Shot via IG: Villas_Blessed_CR