Daily Expedition Reports
Casa Orquideas and Golfito

José Calvo, Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor, February 2020

  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 05 Feb 2020

Casa Orquideas and Golfito

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Costa Rica, Panama & Colombia

Our last day in Costa Rica was enjoyed by all of our guests. The morning activity was held in a lovely botanical garden known as Casa Orquideas and owned by a lovely expat couple, Ron and Trudy McCallister.

We had the opportunity to walk over the pebbly trails and learn about the different tropical plants and the well-balanced relationship they hold with the wildlife of this area. It was a great opportunity for bird watching and photography. Once it began to warm, the best way to cool off was jumping in the beach.

For our afternoon activities, kayaking and Zodiac cruise were offered to our explorers. The area explored was the bay of Golfito. Sightings of howler monkeys were enjoyed by all. We learn a lot about the mangrove ecosystem and its importance to human being.

It was great way to end our day. More miles had to be covered in order to reach our following destination of our expedition, the paradise of Panama.

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