Discovering the Wonders of Micro-Farming: Ecotour of a Costa Rica Tilapia Farm
A photo blog of a Crocodile Bay ecotour of a Tilapia Farm in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. This farm in an example of the popular micro-farming taking place throughout Costa Rica’s rainforest. A sustainable farming technique that has minimal impact on the ecosystem. Most of these farms include the highly profitable Cocoa tree as one of their crops. Tilapia is a very popular Costa Rica fish.
The tilapia pond found on the farm.
Raindrops on the pond during a brief unexpected rainfall while on the ecotour.
Enclosures for the Tilapia Ponds protect the fish from unwanted predators.
A giant old growth tree in the middle of the rainforest of the Tilapia Farm.
A sloth hanging from a limb of tree.
Up close and personal that sloth has quite a snout.
These leafcutter ants hunts for leaves in the rainforst, which they carry back to their nests and chew on turning them into a pulp and then growing their own food. They are farmer ants.
Beautiful caterpillars on the bark of a tree.
A local hangout spot, the Tilapia Farm’s restaurant and bar.
Interior of the Tilapias Bar and Restaurant. Some locals and an expat enjoy a drink.
Las Tilapias Restaurant.
Cutting open a coconut to drink the milk.
Local boy who lives at the Tilapia Farm.
The Cocoa trees that grow on the farm.