Museums & Gardens in Costa Rica

What's the best way to get the full experience of the place you're visiting?La-Paz-Morpho-zoom.JPG Try a museum. And not just any museum, but a live one. Costa Rica is full of amazing living museums and gardens where you can see plants and animals up close while learning all about them.

What's Your Flavor?

Art & History Museums


Don't you wanna learn a little about the history of Costa Rica? Check out one of the 30+ art and history museums dispersed throughout the country (mainly in San Jose) and see artifacts from past generations and modern day art of the new generations.

Botanical, Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens


You can find butterfly and hummingbird gardens all over the country, but one of the biggest and best, La Paz Waterfall & Gardens, is in the Central Valley near Poas Volcano. There are also several botanical gardens, including those that specialize in orchids, bromiliads, ferns and heliconias. 

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Edible Tours


How about getting a real taste of Costa Rican culture? Join a stimulating coffee tour in the Central Valley and try a fresh hot cup o'java after learning all about the process of growing and roasting coffee. Like chocolate, nuts or vanilla? All these things are grown in Costa Rica too. Try an edible tour today.

Living Museums

Red-eyed Tree Frog

Areas like Monteverde are especially well known for their abundance of living museums where live creatures are on display. Among them are a frog, snake, reptile, insect and even a bat museum. You'll get a look at some creatures you normally would be very lucky to find in the wild. 

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Zoos / Rescue Centers


Zoos / rescue centers are also scattered throughout Cost Rica. Most are in the business of rescuing and caring for injured and orphaned animals but charge an entrance fee to help support their cause. Many offer volunteer opportunities and internships. Contact us to find one right for you.

Especially for Kids

Dinosaur Park

Traveling with young children? Knowing ahead of time where to go to keep the little ones happy, makes everyone's vacation better. There are some parks like the dinosaur park that appeal only to kids and others like the Children's Museum and butterfly gardens that are fun for the whole family.

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Edible Tours

  • Banana Plantations
  • Bee Honey
  • Chocolate (Cacao) Tours
  • Coffee Plantation Tours
  • Macadamia Nut Farms
  • Milk & Cheese Factories
  • Organic Farms
  • Pineapple Plantations
  • Sugar Cane
  • Vanilla Orchids
  • Book a yummy tour today

Interested in a tour you see here, but don't know exactly where to find it? We are more than happy to help.

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