The Orchidaceae or Orchid Family are a unique flowering plants. Orchids can be rare and even have societies that over look and follow these beautiful flowers. The best time for orchids is during the rainy season so be sure to pack a rain coat. And if you just want to see the most orchids without tracking through the jungle there are botanical gardens in the county. Lankester Gardens is located in Cartago and well worth the visit if you are interested. Costa Rica has conswervation efforts that keep these beautiful orchids plentiful in the wild. There are even clubs in Costa Rica that get together just to explore and talk about this flower.