Step inside Casa Orquídeas, an exquisitely landscaped private tropical garden with hundreds of species of ornamental and edible plants. Unforgettable Moment: Owned and operated by an American couple, this veritable Eden features widespread orchids, bromelias, heliconias, cycads, ornamental palms, and flowering gingers, which we’ll see on a guided walk that includes touching, smelling, and even tasting. Cultural Discovery: During your tour, learn about natural medicinal plants and their uses, and sample some exotic fruits you’ve likely never even heard of during your tour.
Don’t forget to have your camera and even binoculars on-hand — the garden’s plants are magnets for an array of birds, butterflies, insects, and more. You never know what you might see here — including dolphins, sea turtles, rays, and occasionally whales during the scenic 20-minute boat ride to this botanical treasure trove.
Back in Golfito, hit the beach for some relaxing, surfing, or swimming, or explore more nature in nearby Piedras Blancas National Park, which offers walking tours through rainforests and the chance to view waterfalls, monkeys, bats, exotic birds, and even sloths!
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner