Catie Botanical Garden

Length

2 Hours
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Activity Level

Easy. Involves walking.

Great for:

Nature Lovers, Birdwatchers, Photographers.
  • You will visit the extensive plantations of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Higher Education).
  • You will appreciate a variety of tropical plants from distinct parts of the world. The plantations of major relevance are: coffee, cocoa, pejibayes, tropical fruit, and forest species.
  • You will learn about the significant contributions CATIE has made towards the research and education of tropical agriculture.
  • You will also enjoy a stroll  through CATIE’s special Botanical Garden. Here you will find the century old kapok tree, towering stalks of bamboo, dripping orchids, and bromeliads hanging from the trees as well many other colourful as well as fruit plants.

This tour will take you on a visit to CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Higher Education). Your guide will give you an informative tour across some of CATIE’s sections (including the botanical garden), where you can appreciate a variety of tropical plants from distinct parts of the world.

Transportation from Turrialba area, entrance fee, and bilingual tour guide

Comfortable walking shoes, a hat or visor, a rain jacket or umbrella, a bottle of water, insect repellent, and sunblock.

What if it rains?

That’s why we recommend to bring umbrella or rain gear as we do not walk under a roof.

Can I pay for any extra expenses with credit card?

Yes! All major credit cards are accepted.

There is walking involved.