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Finca La Isla Botanical Garden

Open since 1987, this permaculture farm raises organic black pepper, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, bananas, and many other fruits, spices, bromeliads and edible plants for export. Guided tours are highly recommended, and take visitors through a tasty, interesting tour of their grounds. Highlights include tapping a rubber tree, discovering where mace comes from and sampling the farm's sweet, organic bananas. (Puerto Viejo. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2750-0046)

Finca La Isla Botanical Garden in Pictures