Don't Miss in Golfo Dulce
Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden: It's hard to determine the best part of the garden -- the rich and abundant collection of dazzling flowers and plants, or the drive there, which takes you through the lush green and blue rainforests. After a short drive (where the guide will point out indigenous animals, like the curious monkeys), you'll arrive at the garden. Often described as a flower-flanked labyrinth (or a maze that's oddly reminiscent of "Alice in Wonderland"), the weaving paths guide visitors through the garden's 100-plus species of orchids, heliconias, bromeliads and medicinal plant species. The tour takes around two to three hours, and it's strongly advised you bring sturdy walking shoes and a camera. Beyond a meticulously planted garden, you'll likely see some native bird species as well (like the vibrantly colored macaws). If you're lucky, you'll meet the owners, Ron and Trudy McAllister, who opened the beautiful gardens in the 1970s.