Posts tagged with "rainforest"



15. May 2017
Many amazing lives are found within a Rain Forest. Each one of those lives is part of it's own special relationship. A symbiotic relationship. What is a symbiotic relationship? It is defined as 2 or more species working together for mutual benefit. Many of these are found in the forest, but in this post we will discuss the relationship between sloths, moths, trees and ants. The Cecropia tree is the equivalent to the sloth as the eucalyptus is to the koala. It's on of the most important element...
25. September 2016
Many travelers that are staying in Guanacaste during their entire trip, often ask about visiting Arenal in a day. Some are discouraged when told how far the drive is, but don't really understand what the drive offers. Arenal's climate is very different to Guanacaste and evidence is seen along the way as the environment transforms from a dry forest to a lush green rain forest. This is also great because as you travel the amount of wildlife you see increases big time. From just ctenosaurs,...
20. August 2016
The rain forest is full of medicinal plants that have been used for centuries by both aborigines and modern society. Many of the pharmaceuticals we use today are extracted from plants hence the bitter taste that we get from pills due to the alkaloids. These alkaloids are produced by the plants as a self defense mechanism to deter would be predators from chomping on them. Those that grew up in Costa Rica, especially those that grew up in countryside, have experienced a mother, grandmother or...
05. April 2016
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...