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A list of Fruit trees
found around Hacienda Barú

Their mission is to preserve the Hacienda's natural resources while educating visitors about its biological wealth. In carrying this out, Hacienda Barú provides nature-oriented tours, adventures and services and supports both local scientific research and responsible community development with ASANA and the project called "The Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor"

Hacienda Barú is also working to connect its forests to an ecological corridor that will traverse the coastal mountain range in our region. This project is being run by ASANA, a local conservation association, whose offices are located in the old ranch house. Donations are welcome!

Visit the riches of Hacienda Barú and you will understand the need to conserve forests. Hacienda Barú consists of: primary and secondary very humid tropical rainforest, mangroves, river and beach habitats. Sharing the natural riches with guests allows them to conserve what they have and promote conservation with their neighbors.

The forests at Hacienda Barú have been protected for 20 years. Recently, their conservation efforts were rewarded by being formally declared a National Wildlife Refuge by the President of Costa Rica. That means that they have a management plan based on an environmental impact study and regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy (MINAE). At present, their ecological restoration efforts involve connecting most of the parcels of lowland forest by allowing approximately 100 acres of pasture to regenerate into a forest corridor.


They welcome scientific researchers dedicated to field studies within the scope of the Hacienda.

Text and pictures by Angela and Jörn Malek. The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

  Species  
  Common Name, Nombre    Scientific Name     Family  
  Marañon, Cashew   Anacardium occidentale   Anacardiaceae
  Guanábana, Soursop   Annona muricata   Annonaceae
  Castaña, Jackfruit   Artocarpus heterophyllus   Moraceae
  Carambola, Star Fruit   Averrhoa carambola   Oxalidaceae
  Papaya   Carica papaya   Caricaceae
  Limón Acido, Lime   Citrus aurantifolia   Rutaceae
  Naranja Agria, Sour Orange   Citrus aurantium   Rutaceae
  Limón Dulce, Sweet Lemon   Citrus limeta   Rutaceae
  Toronja, Grapefruit   Citrus paradisi   Rutaceae
  Mandarina, Tangarine   Citrus reticulata   Rutaceae
  Naranja, Orange   Citrus sinensis   Rutaceae
  Zapote   Diospyros ebenaster   Sapotaceae
  Manzana Rosa, Rose Apple   Eugenia jambos   Myrtaceae
  Mango   Mangifera indica   Anacardiaceae
  Mamón, Chinese Lime   Melicocca bijuga   Sapindaceae
  Aguacate, Avocado   Persea americana   Lauraceae
  Guayaba, Guava   Psidium guajava   Myrtaceae
  Jocote   Spondias purpurea   Anacardiaceae
  Tamarindo   Tamarindus indica   Fabaceae: Caes.
  Cacao, Cocoa tree   Theobroma cacao   Sterculiaceae

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