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“Great plant collection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Finca La Isla

Finca La Isla
Apdo #10, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304 , Costa Rica
506 88294229
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: Established in 1987 in an abandoned cacao farm the botanical garden is a permaculture farm with a mature collection of fruit and spice trees in production and lots of tropical flowers. Corridors of rainforest make it into a fascinating nature park. Visitors will be able to try a fresh fruit drink, taste fruits in season, sample homemade natural chocolate, and learn about medicinals and ethnobotanicals. Finca la Isla is a working farm producing black pepper, fruits, and ornamental plants in commercial quantities. Besides the opportunity to see very rare tropical plants visitors will learn about tropical crops like bananas, black pepper, and nutmeg. The botanical garden is one of the very best places in Costa Rica to see frogs in the wild. Our rainforest will provide the chance to see four different kinds of poison dart frogs, reptiles, toucans and many other birds, sloths, and the marvel of symbiosis and diversity that is the tropical rainforest. Visitors are guaranteed to see the red poison dart frog in the wild.
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“Great plant collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2010

I love weird and wonderful plants. Finca La Isla has plants that very few botanical gardens in Costa Rica have. I guarantee you won't have heard of most of their fruit trees. Their giant fern has fronds that can reach eight yards long; they have a spectacular bamboo palm, and many others too numerous to name. They have many bromeliads. It's also the best place in the country to see the beautiful poison dart frogs.

It's cool and shady under the trees - a nice place if it's too hot elsewhere.

They are open all weekend, and close two days during the week.

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