Lo de Perla Jardín de Selva

Central Pacific Coast

Accessible only via guided tour, this botanic garden is home to a staggering 300 types of butterflies, abundant birdlife and equally abundant insect life (bring repellent). A trail wanders amid the ferns, cacti and bromeliads, and one of the highlights for flower lovers is the orchid garden. Book ahead; the meeting point is Las Lomas, halfway between San Francisco and Lo de Marcos, some 4km north of the former.

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