Costa Rica: Exotic Flora & Fauna

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Join PHS for a unique opportunity to tour the eco-tourism capital of Central America. As one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Costa Rica boasts cool cloud forests, lush riverbanks, exotic waterfalls, and tropical dry forests.

We’ll visit private gardens and botanical gardens that support some of the highest density of rare flora and fauna in the world. Our itinerary includes Wilson Botanical Gardens, Nectandra Cloud Forest, and Las Cruces Biological Station. We’ll also visit Chester Skotak, a world-renowned author and bromeliad hybridizer, who has led numerous plant collecting expeditions throughout Central America. A must-see, of course, is the Else Kientzler Garden where we will see a spectacular collection of orchids as we walk along the trails of this gorgeous garden. Included in Else’s garden is Costa Rica’s national flower, known locally as guaria morada (Guarianthe skinneri), sometimes referred to as the Easter orchid.

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