Hacienda Barú: A Short Fat Tree with Big Roots Un árbol bajo y gordo con raíces grandísimas

Hacienda Barú: A Short Fat Tree with Big Roots

“This tree is famous,” declared the University of Costa Rica professor. “There’s not another like it in the entire country”. The tree he was referring to is a chilamate (Ficus tonduzii). Its photo has appeared on the front cover of The Tico Times, the front page of the tourism section of La Nación, and in […]

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Giant Beautiful Kapok at Hacienda Barú Wildlife Refuge

Giant Beautiful Kapok at Baru Wildlife Refuge

By Jack Ewing The most noteworthy old tree that has passed on at Hacienda Barú was an enormous old kapok or ceibo tree (Ceiba pentandra). It once dominated the skies near what is today the El Ceibo Service Station. Its familiar form, tall straight trunk and umbrella top, was a well-known landmark for travelers and […]

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From Regeneration to Sustainability

~ by Chema Medina An alternative way of life Chema and Marga have been practicing sustainable and regenerative practices on top of the Coastal Range (just above the biological corridor “El Paso de la Danta”) for over 30 years and been working on an alternative way of life since the publication on “The Limits of […]

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Revitalize Yourself in the Valley of Chirripó! - Uvita, Osa - Ballena Tales

Revitalize Yourself in the Valley of Chirripó!

~ by Susana GarcíaThey do know how to make people happy here! The hearts of local farmers are waiting for you in the mountains to sweeten your life and bring health back to you. We left San Isidro de El General driving south on the Pan-American Highway, and turned left at the first traffic light which is at the foot […]

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~ by Susana García Orchids are plants with flowers that attract insects, bats, and birds to be pollinated. Many people enjoy watching them grow in their backyards or plant pots in their houses. The name of the orchid comes from the Greek word “orchis”, meaning testicle, due to the shape of the twin back bulbs that some species have. This is why it was […]

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