Discovering the Wonders of Micro-Farming: Ecotour of a Costa Rica Tilapia Farm

Posted by on Monday, November 12th, 2012 with 0

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.

Costa Rica Tilapia Pond

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The tilapia pond found on the farm.

Costa Rica Tilapia Pond in Rain

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Raindrops on the pond during a brief unexpected rainfall while on the ecotour.

Costa Rica Tilapia Fingerlings Pond

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 Enclosures for the Tilapia Ponds protect the fish from unwanted predators.

Tree Trunk in the Costa Rica Rainforest

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A giant old growth tree in the middle of the rainforest of the Tilapia Farm.

Sloth in the Costa Rica Rainforest

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 A sloth hanging from a limb of tree.

Sloth Snout in the Costa Rica Rainforest

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Up close and personal that sloth has quite a snout.

Leafcutter Ants in the Costa Rica Rainforest

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 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.

Caterpillars on a Tree in the Costa Rica Rainforest

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Beautiful caterpillars on the bark of a tree.

Las Tilapias Cafe on the border of the Costa Rica Rainforest

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A local hangout spot, the Tilapia Farm’s restaurant and bar.

Bosque Las Tilapias Restaurant, Costa Rica

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Interior of the Tilapias Bar and Restaurant. Some locals and an expat enjoy a drink.

Las Tilapias Restaurant in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula

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 Las Tilapias Restaurant.

Cutting coconuts on the beach in Costa Rica

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 Cutting open a coconut to drink the milk.

Joshua at the Tilapia Farm in Costa Rica

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 Local boy who lives at the Tilapia Farm.

Cocoa Pods in Costa Rica

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The Cocoa trees that grow on the farm.

 

 

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