Turtles begin their perilous journey out to sea from the sands of Nicaragua's Pacific coast. One of the largest turtle nesting areas, La Flor Wildlife Reserve, is just 15 minutes south of Orquidea del Sur. This natural refuge attracts an extraordinary number of turtles each year, between the months of July and January.
Whales and Dolphins migrating up and down the Nicaraguan coast are visible from the decks of Orquidea del Sur.
Howler monkeys are commonly seen in the area around the retreat.
A variety of bird species are seen in the trees around Orquidea del Sur all day long.