Costa Rica flowers

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza

At first glance, CATIE is more like a university campus, but they are, in fact, an international institute for agricultural development and biological conservation in Central America and the Caribbean with an incredible outdoor botanical garden. 

Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza

Costa Rica sojourn: Orosí Valley

Orosí Valley is a fairly short drive from San Jose and is a particularly rich hub for seeing plant life, particularly if you have your own car. 

Costa Rica sojourn: Orosí Valley