We visited the Parque Zoobotânico Orouidario which is the city's botanical gardens. We saw trees and plants and an array of tropical birds, macaws and toucans, monkeys, deer and snakes. A funny thing happened...we saw a bird in a cage and Jim tried to get it to talk and Pat took a picture but it was a stuffed bird...we laughed about that one. They said the highlight was the orchidarium, a remarkable collection of more than 100 exotic species of all shapes and colors but many weren't in bloom at this time. The flowers we saw were beautiful though.