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Flora

Costa Rica is Central America’s jewel

and that jewel is multicolored

The variety of plants here is staggering. There are over 9000 “higher” plants and at least 850 species of ferns. The colors in the jungles are as rich and as vibrant as colors can be.

Fruit trees are everywhere laden with the most delicious fruit imaginable. Papaya, mango, banana, orange, guanabana – and many more that you have never even thought of as being in existence.

There are myriads of spectacular flowers – orchids, anthyriums, begonias, ginger plants, birds of paradise.

Each of the twelve ecosystems in Costa Rica offers a different variety of fauna to dazzle and amaze any observer. It is believed that only 10-20% of the flora of Costa Rica has been identified. This means that sitting on the forest floor or up in an epiphyte attached to a tree in the jungle there could exist the plant that will cure cancer, or AIDS, or any other number of diseases.

Using the body as a metaphor, Costa Rica could very well be the heart, the lungs, and the soul of the earth.

Walking through the forest in Costa Rica is a magical experience. One can’t help but feel that you are in a truly important, remarkable, and mystical part of the world.

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