Costa Rica Botanical Garden Tours
Orchids are surprisingly difficult to see in the wild. Even with a qualified guide, you’d be lucky to spot a dozen during a full day in the forest. The majority are epiphytic, growing high in the canopy on trunks, branches, or in crotches out of sight. Additionally, many are rather mundane until they flower, and might only flower for a day or two a year.
The same is true for many of the other interesting epiphytes in Costa Rica. Fortunately, Lankester Gardens has a world-class collection of nearly a thousand varieties displayed at eye level, and the huge number of plants means it’s likely that hundreds will be blooming when you visit.