COSTA RICAN FLORA & FAUNA - GUANACASTE: pART 1


Guanacaste is a tropical dry forest. This means there is limited vegetation, but plenty of trees that bloom while everything else is dry and brown. Lots of these trees have either a medicinal purpose or offer delicious fruit. We will list some examples of each category:

- Golden Shower Tree: It's golden flower resembles droplets of water. It has bean like stock which contains seeds used as a laxative.

- Stinky Toe: As the name implies, this fruit is foul smelling but to everyone's surprise, it has a slight similarity in taste to that of chocolate! This is also in the legume family and has stocks with seeds covered in a type of jam which is high in iron. Many locals will boil it, shells an all, in milk to drink. 

To be continued next week...


Golden Shower Tree
Golden Shower Tree
Stiny Toe Tree (Carao)
Stiny Toe Tree (Carao)
Carao Fruit
Carao Fruit