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Yellow Poui (Tabeuia ochracea).

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Yellow poui (Tabeuia ochracea).
Common names: Ipê, Poui, trumpet trees and pau d'arco.

A gorgeous blooming tree with medicinal properties

This is probably one of the most gorgeous trees when blooming around the World.

Part of Bignoniaceae family, which is a family that joins tropical trees and woody vines with very beautiful flowers and interesting woody fruits.

This tree blooms at the end of the dry season and produces dense clusters of yellow flowers while has dropped its leaves making the view of flowers even more impressive.

Its bark contains Lapachol, an important ingredient in naturalistic medicine that works as expectorant, and as topical antibiotic. Lapachol has also shown to have anti corcenogic activity in laboratories. (Pablo Sanchez, personnal comunication)

It’s more common to observe this tress blooming on the pacific slope of Costa Rica but there are also present on the Caribbean slope.

Calypsonians in Limón

Calypso is a musical genus originated in the Caribbean islands specially Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. Since a large portion of the Port Limón province is Jamaican descendant, such music is part of our history and folclore. In the video features Raymond and his Palls.

Eating the Rain Forest

Whenever I travel through Costa Rica because I´m guiding a several days Natural History tour, or because I´m taking a care of a shore excursion in Puerto Limón or Puntarenas, I keep on getting amazed by the beauty of my country; such a big variety of landscapes in a short travelling distance, the extreme biodiversity…
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Real Estate

A well known democracy in middle of the neo tropics, with a well educated population, and a lack of army... that's the formula we developed in Costa Rica to achieve social  stability in a conflictive region as Central America. A kind of place where you can wake up at the Caribbean and watch sunrise, take…
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