Discover edible and medicinal plants in the garden tour

Garden Tour: Discover plants of Tropical Rainforest

Have you heard of miracle fruit or know why it has that name? Chanel Number 5 is one of the world’s best known perfumes, but it´s main ingredient is actually a simple looking flower found right here at Finca Exotica - do you know what it is called? Be prepared for lots of interesting facts about the different fruits, leaves and flowers we grow and eat here and learn about their nutritional and medicinal properties. We intentionally cultivate many plants that can improve your immune system and general quality of life.

Permaculture garden, sustainable farming

Finca Exótica is a sustainable eco lodge built on the foundations of land preservation, organic food production and sustainable building, and we are proud to show you all of this on our garden tour. This is more than just a ¨look and see¨ type of tour. You will learn about many plants and ingredients that you may try later as part of our healthy food,  and you will also be tasting various fruits and herbsand awakening your taste buds to some real, natural, organic delights. This tour is more than just an informative narrative of our plant life and a great photo opportunity. You will also have the rare opportunity to experience this edible garden the smell, touch and tastes of nature.

This tour is a wonderful way to better appreciate the flora at Finca Exotica. You may even see an animal or two along the way! After all, it is not just us humans who take advantage of the scrumptious fruits and herbs we grow here. Resident monkeys, coatis, toucans and iguanas can regularly be seen feasting on nature’s gifts.

Some of our fruits, such as the mangosteen, have very short seasons (just 4-6 weeks). Be quick and get the good stuff before they do! The permaculture garden is also regularly frequented by tanagers, hummingbirds, scarlet macaws, frogs and various other animals native to this region.

So bring your cameras, your curiosity and get ready to discover an Exotic Garden for your Mind, Body and Soul.

If you want to read more about our garden tour, we invite you to check out our blog.

Binomial name Spanish name English name
Cocos nucifera Coco Coconut
Bactris gasipaes Pejibaye Pejibaye
Ananas comosus Piña Pineapple
Musa acuminata Banano Banana
Annona cherimola Anona Cherimoya
Annona muricata Guanábana Soursop
Chrysobalanus icaco Icaco Icaco
Averrhoa carambola Carambola Starfruit
Averrhoa bilimbi Mimbro Mimbro
Citrus spp Cítricos Citric Fruits
Mangifera indica Mango Mango
Anacardium occidentale Marañón Cashew
Nephelium lappaceum Mamón chino Rambután
Garcinia mangostana Mangostán Mangosteen
Carica papaya Papaya Papaya
Psidium guajava Guayaba Guava
Eugenia stipitata Arazá Arazá
Psidium friedrichsthalianum Cas Cas
Psidium cattleianum Guayaba rosa Guayaba rosa
Eugenia uniflora Pitanga Pitanga
Syzygium malaccensis Manzana de agua Malay Apple
Pouteria sapota Zapote Sapote
Manilkara zapota Níspero zapote Sapodilla Medlar
Synsepalum dulcificum Fruta Milagrosa Miraculous Fruit
Punica granatum Granada Pomegranate
Hylocereus costarricensis Pitaya Pitaya
Quararibea cordata Zapote amarillo Chupa-Chupa
Artocarpus altilis Fruta de pan Breadfruit
Theobroma cacao Cacao Cacao
Diospyros blancoi Mabolo Mabolo
Morinda citrifolia Noni Noni
Artocarpus heterophyllus Jaquero Jackfruit
Citrus japonica Kumquat Kumquat
Durio zibethinus Durian Durian
Artocarpus integer Chempedak Chempedak
Sauropus androgynus Katuk Katuk
Moringa oleifera Moringa Moringa
Citrus hystrix Kaffir lime Kaffir lime
Cnidoscolus acontifolius Espinaca de arbol Chicasquil Chicasquil tree spinach
Cnidoscolus aconitifolius Chaya Chaya
Alpinia galanga Galangal Galangal
Manihot esculenta Yuca Yuca
Murraya koenigii Arbol de Curry Curry tree
Cananga odorata Arbol Ilang Ilang Ylang-ylang tree
Plumeria Frangipani Frangipani
Aloe vera Sábila Aloe vera
Chaptalia nutans Arnica falsa Arnica
Ocimum basilicum Albahaca Basil
Quassia amara Hombre grande Bitterwood
Sida rhombifolia L Escobilla Broom weed
Justicia pectoralis Tilo Carpenter´s brush
Capsicum chinense Chile Chile
Cecropia Guarumo Cecropia Tree
Cinnamomum verum Canela Cinnamon
Caesalpinia pulcherrima Hoja sen Dwarf poinciana
Zingiber officinale Jengibre Ginger
Cassia fistula Caña fístula Golden shower tree
Formerly Hydrocotyle asiatica Centella asiatica Gotu Kola
Hymenaea courbaril Guapinol Guapinol
Hibiscus Amapola Hibiscus
Piper auritum Hoja de estrella Hoja de estrella
Terminalia catappa Almendro Indian almond
Neuroloena lobata Gavilana Jackass bitters
Lippia alba Juanilama Juanilama
Cymbopogon citratus Zacate de limón Lemongrass
Cymbopogon nardus Citronela Citronela
Chrysopogon zizanioides Pasto Vetiver Vetiver grass
Kalanchoe pinnata Hoja del aire Life everlasting
Mimosa pudica Dormilona Mimosa
Triumfetta semitriloba Mozote de caballo Mozote de caballo
Morinda citrifolia Noni Noni
Lippia graveolens and Origanum vulgare Oregano Oregano
Cassia grandis Carao Pink shower tree
Opuntia tuna and Nopalea cochenillifera Tuna Prickly pear cactus
Gliricidia sepium Madero Negro Rat killer tree
Catharanthus roseus Mariposilla Rose periwinkle
Rosmarinus officinalis Romero Rosemary
Sansevieria trifasciata Lengua de suegra Sansevieria
Senna Reticulata Saragundí Saragundí
Costus spicatus and C. ruber Caña agria Spiral flag
Ficus glabrata and F. jimenezii Higuerón Strangler fig
Tradescantia zebrina Tradescantia zebrina Hoja del milagro
Curcuma longa Cúrcuma Turmeric
Yucca guatemalensis Itabo Yucca
Saccharum officinarum Caña dulce Sugarcane