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Lankester Botanical Gardens

Type: Active, Attractions, Family Friendly, Uniquely Here

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The Lankester Botanical Gardens (Jardín Botánico Lankester) was created in 1973 as a center for the exhibition, conservation and research of tropical air plants, with an empahsis on orchids....  Read More


  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Orchid enthusiasts aren't the only ones who'll appreciate the exotic flower collections on display here.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The essence of the orchid collection stirs the senses beyond the botanical garden.
  • Best for Cartago's Best Attractions Because: The gift shop sells some orchids that are pre-approved for export by both Costa Rican and US Agricultural authorities.
  • Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Costa Rica's orchids are internationally prized and this collection shows off why.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: A visit to Lankester Botanical Garden's 3000 species orchid collection is a boon for flower enthusiasts.

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