Finca Dracula Orchid Tour
Monday till Sunday
January 2nd till April 30th
Tour starts every hour
6 people maximum during pandemic
8 am – 4 pm
9 am – 2 pm during pandemic
English and Spanish
2 hours duration
Located in Tierras Altas de Chiriqui, Panama
Access to Gardens
Meet our lush gardens filled with native species of plants, birds and animals.
You will be provided a map so that you can explore these gardens at your own pace.
Walking the gardens takes about one hour at moderate pace.
Our Coffee Shop
We make delicious sweets every day with fresh local ingredients and also have bistro menu in case you want to have lunch surrounded by nature.
Our guide will take you though our orchid collection where you will meet hundreds of our orchids with their many weird texture, shapes and fragrances which they use to attract their pollinators and will learn why they are the biggest plant family in the world.
This is the first part of the guided tour and it usually takes about half an hour.
You will also explore two unique gardens not found anywhere else in Panama for their design and content. The orchid gardens where we show how epiphytes grow on trees and succulent gardens which look like a dessert in bloom.
This is the second part of the guided tour and takes about 15 minutes.
Quetzal Flight Trail
This trail starts on the top of the fern garden and takes you up the mountain at the hight of the trees and above to where lots of birds and native plants live finishing off in the viewing deck from where all the town is visible.
The beauty and peace of this garden leaves you breathless. Jane H.
I picked (the juice called) Dracula’s Blood and tis was delicious! They hand make these juices the moment you order them so they taste fresh. Steve B.
The knowledgable guide walked us around the gardens showing us its immense variety of orchids.Roswitha E.
We were able to see the quetzal bird and hummingbirds were flying all around us.Margaret R.
These gardens are accessible without a guide, you can explore them at your own pace.
- Light garden
- Fern Garden
- Bhuda Garden
- Shade Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Bromeliad Garden
- Mountain Trail
Special Gardens and Exhibits
These gardens are restricted to be accessed only with the company of a guide as part of the tours.
10. Orchid garden
11. Succulent Garden
12. Orchid Exhibit
How to get to Finca Dracula
To get to Finca Dracula you need to first get to the town of Guadalupe, which is actually a part of Cerro Punta, so you may find the names being used interchangeably. Once there you go uphill pass the Hotel Los Quetzales. Next turn is to the right, then left, the red gate shoud be visible. There are signposts pointing the way in the intersections close to the farm.
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Cerro Punta, Chiriqui, Panama
-During the low season (when we are closed) its best to email us because we are working far from the phone signal.
Most cars can get up to the farm without problems. Recent renovations of the access road thanks to our neighbors have made the ride easy.
The weather up here is cold, down to 59F (16C) in daytime, with uo to 95% humidity and its the cloud forest so it can rain.
For the weather you should bring: long pants, jackets, umbrella or poncho, closed shoe (preferably boots or sneakers), and sunscreen (sun is 45% brighter up here).
This post is also available in: Spanish