Everywhere you go, there is greenery, and it rises up brightly like a song to the gods (too tacky? haha). However, one of my favorite green places is a botanical garden in the central valley, which I believe is owned and run by the biology department of the University of Costa Rica. It has an entire room full of orchids, some of which you have to use a magnifying glass to properly view. That's right, tiny anatomically perfect orchids exist, and they are no less beautiful than your average-sized orchid. Below are some pictures I took the last time I was there.
This is one of those tiny orchids I was referring to; it was the size of the tip of my pinkie finger. It was the smallest one I could get with my current lense, but there was a little area with tinier orchids and a magnifying class for viewing pleasure. I wouldn't even have noticed them, if it weren't for my husband's uncle pointing them out (a botanist of sorts).
This was some very thick bamboo.
I found these beauties off to the side of the cactus garden! I have no idea what they are, but they reminded me so much of pretty little lanterns.
NOW do you understand why I love this place?! The plant life is revitalizing!