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Finca La Isla

Opens in 20 min: 10:00 - 16:00
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Beautiful botanical garden

Beautiful botunical garden, due to season you can see many tropical fruits and plants such as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
leeaaa2018
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Saarbrucken, Germany
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Peaceful and informative

Had a lovely walk around on my own enjoying the beauty and serenity of this place. Allan was very... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Ceniz I
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Apdo #10, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 7304, Costa Rica
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+506 8886 8530
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful botunical garden, due to season you can see many tropical fruits and plants such as cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, jackfruit, cas, guave, pineapple, bananas and many more. A very natural and peaceful place. You can see frogs, tucans, butterflies and many other animals. Afterwards you...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around on my own enjoying the beauty and serenity of this place. Allan was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. He showed me some red poison dart frogs and a cinnamon tree. I spent a pleasant morning reading the information and learning...More

Thank Ceniz I
Reviewed 6 September 2018

My university group took incredible walk through this garden with our guide Kiawe. We saw beautiful vegetation, fruits, and animals that had us in awe. Our guide was so kind, interesting, passionate about all of the plants and animals around. I am very excited to...More

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

A visit to the Finca La Isla gives you a fantastic overview of the rich wildlife andbeauty of Costa Rica. Just in front of the finca we already saw the first poisenous but very beautiful turquoise frog. On the entrance you are given a short...More

Thank 80_Zora_80
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We did the self guided tour in the garden, which was nice but sometimes a bit hard to make out. They have a great variety of plants and flowers, and you do get a map of the place but the true paths are sometimes hard...More

Thank atousab4
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re into tropical plants and fruits, you’ll have a great time at Finca la Isla. We had so much fun walking through and discovering new plants and spotting tree frogs! At the end, the really friendly guide gave us some juice, chocolate, and samples...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

If you really like plants and Latin names this is the place for you. If you aren’t into tropical plants you can skip this place. For 3000 colones I got to walk thru up to 4 inches ( 10 cms) of mud on a poorly...More

Thank jronkowski
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Just the fruit tasting alone is worth going here. The farm itself is an inspirational place. It is in my opinion a great example of how fruit should be grown. The host Allan is an extreme friendly guy with a lot of knowledge about the...More

Thank DvB89
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent self-guided tour through the gardens. Great price for a couple of hours of entertainment and the host at reception was very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. It felt like we had the place to ourselves. We spotted many dart frogs with some...More

Thank jillalvin
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I went here based on the glowing reviews and the fact that I love plants and frogs. The tour was not available on the day we went, so we did the self guided tour. The map is not great, but we were able to use...More

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Crystal A
29 February 2016|
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Response from kiawekring | Property representative |
Hi! The entrance costs 3000 colones or $6, and there are several orchids but we are more specialized in bromeliads and heliconias among other spectacular flowering plants
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LamWun
3 December 2015|
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Response from kiawekring | Property representative |
Hi! I'm sorry we don't have lodging available at the botanical gardens, but the dates you're planning on fall on a great time of year for sampling a large variety of tropical fruits, make sure you come by for a visit and... More
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