Casa Orquideas and Golfito

Jan 22, 2019 - National Geographic Quest

Today was our last day in Costa Rica, and we spent the morning exploring the great botanical garden of Casa Orquideas. Here we were able to take in all kinds of plants and flowers, along with a host of tropical birds that frequent the garden grounds. Our group even witnessed the rare sighting of a bird eating a snake! After our morning excursion, we headed to the Golfito Port to do some exploration on Zodiacs and kayaks, which was a wonderful way to feel out and appreciate this beautiful  Costa Rican landscape.

Next on the agenda: Panama!

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About the Author

Federico Chacón


Federico Chacón, or “Fico” as he is better known by his friends, started guiding one-day nature tours on weekends and holidays at the age of 18 right at the time he started studies at the University of Costa Rica. It was just a part-time job, that was mainly his brother’s idea, but little by little it grew to become his career and his passion. 

About the Photographer

Carlos Calvo Obando

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Carlos is a freelance wildlife photographer and photography instructor from Costa Rica. Passionate about travel and education, he also works as a certified naturalist guide on the beaches, jungles, and mountains of that beautiful tropical paradise. With 20 years of experience leading groups and making images and portraits of Costa Rican creatures and landscapes, he loves to share his knowledge and tricks with enthusiasm, simplicity, and a good sense of humor.

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