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Tortuguero and the Caribbean Coast Sights

Finca la Isla Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico Finca La Isla)

  • ½ km (¼ mile) west of Puerto Viejo at Playa Negra Map It
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
  • Garden/Arboretum

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At the Finca la Isla Botanical Garden, you can explore a working tropical-fruit, spice, and ornamental-plant farm. Sloths abound, and you might see a few poison dart frogs. A guided tour—there is a three-person minimum, and tours must be reserved in advance—lasts two hours and includes admission and a glass of the farm's homemade fruit juice. You get the fruit juice if you wander around on your own, too (a $1 self-guiding tour book is available in English, Spanish, French, and German). Watch the demonstration showing how cacao beans are turned into chocolate, and sample some of the product at the end of the tour.

Sight Information


½ km (¼ mile) west of Puerto Viejo at Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, 70403, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • $6, guided tour $10
  • Fri.–Mon. 10–4


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