THE GREEN ARK FOUNDATION

Get out of the routine, surround yourself with the magic of nature. Come to know the largest botanical garden in Costa Rica.
Our mission is to educate and share knowledge about the use of plants for a better personal life and for the well-being of the planet.

 

Thematic Terraces

You will love this part of The Ark, its founder Tommy Thomas believes in teaching people. The sustainable use of plants, thus benefiting humans and the environment. So if you are passionate about plants as much as we are, they will undoubtedly be some of your favorite areas.

Free Walks

Upon entering our facilities the first thing you will feel is the peace, harmony and cool breeze that will accompany you throughout the tour. One of our plant experts will give you a map and briefly explain the more than 4 kilometers of path you can follow, making you in charge of your own unique experience.

Gardens and botany collections

When you visit our garden you will enter the world of flora, unlike the terraces they are wider and it will take you more time to walk them, so bring good and comfortable walking shoes.

Our mission is to educate and share knowledge about the use of plants for a better personal life and for the well-being of the planet.

How to get?

We are located just 30 minutes from the capital. Here we share the different routes you can take to visit us:

From downtown San José:

It is 20 km to reach the farm on a trip that can take about 20 minutes through the General Cañas Highway or 45 minutes through Heredia. See on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/prRJBZ3P4u3XzUyH7

From Juan Santamaría Airport:

It is 7.9km until you reach the farm. You can take a taxi service which will take around 20 to 30 minutes taking the route through Calle Sabaneta. See on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/w4gZJ361BaY5r6kKA

From the center of Alajuela:

The journey is 7km, 20 minutes taking the route through Rosales Street towards Sabaneta Street. See on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/K7FX8jTtpgSWsrnn8