Discover edible and medicinal plants in the garden tour

Garden Tour: Discover plants of Tropical Rainforest

Sustainable farming = Permaculture garden

Have you heard of miraculous fruit or want to take a guess 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 in Finca Exotica- do you know what it is called? Be prepared for lots of interesting facts about the different fruits, leaves and flowers we choose to eat here and find out how they can be beneficial to your body, improving your immune system and general quality of life.

The garden tour is a wonderful way to better appreciate the wonderful flora that Finca Exotica has growing on site. You may even see an animal or two along the way! After all, it is not just us humans who take full advantage of the scrumptious fruits and herbs we have growing. Resident monkeys, coatis, toucans and iguanas can regularly be seen feasting on natures gifts. Some of our fruits, such as Mangosteen, have very short seasons (just 4-6 weeks for this fruit!). Be quick and get to the good stuff before they do! Guests have also seen tanagers, hummingbirds, scarlet macaws, various frogs and various other life that make these gardens home throughout the year.

The garden tour we offer in our botanical garden is not just a ´look and see´ type of tour. You will be tasting various things in season, awakening your taste buds to some real natural, organic delights. This tour is not just a visual tour with an informative narrative of the plant life and a great photo opportunity. You will have the rare opportunity to experience this luscious site through the smell, touch and taste of nature’s flora, be prepared for an hour of learning using all of your senses.


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