Moving on to the next Central American country, Costa Rica, you have the opportunity to visit Santuario Silvestre de Osa - the only wildlife sanctuary and rescue centre in Golfo Dulce which devotes all of its efforts to the care and rehabilitation of rainforest animals. The sanctuary is home to a wide variety of orphaned and injured animals including: howler monkeys, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, parrots and two-toed sloths. Enjoy the sanctuary grounds in the company of the park wardens as they share their knowledge on local natural history and show you some of the animals. You'll also visit Casa Orquideas, a beautiful garden with many tropical plants and an area cultivating medicinal herbs.
If you prefer to observe dolphins and other marine life, you can opt for a cruise on a catamaran. Here, off the Osa Peninsula, is the country's best spot to view large groups of dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays. Marlins and sailfish can sometimes be seen chasing large schools of tuna, while six different species of turtles might glide by. If time permits there will be the opportunity to swim in the placid waters of Punta Encato.
For those wanting a little more activity, a nature walk in the National Wildlife Refuge of Golfito is on offer. Golfito is surrounded by a spectacular primary rainforest with more than 125 species of trees, 31 species of orchids, and 300 species of birds. Bird species that can be spotted during the hikes include toucans and tanagers, while all four Costa Rican monkey species also call Golfito National Wildlife Refuge their home.