Not my preference, but I need to be back in the US for a while due to family needs. I know that with what is on this farm, and a liveable house with furniture, you couldn’t duplicate this at today’s prices for under $200,000, so this is a pretty good deal if you want a working productive farm with a lot of biodiversity. I love the place, but it is time in my life to let someone else carry it to the next level. Are you that someone?

Tree and Plant List (ongoing)

This will be updated this as more plants can be properly identified..

For now, listed are the common names in English and Spanish, and divide them into groups, When followed by a number (#), it indicates an estimate of how many are planted. This list is organized into subsections of  Fruit trees, Hardwoods, Ornamentals, and Orchids,  I will put in some photos as I can, so this page will be actively changing.


Orange Naranja (different species) (8)

Lemon/Lime Limon Acido and Limon Criollo (6)

Sweet Lime Limon Dulce  (4)

Avocado  Aguacate  (6)

Water Apple Manzana de agua (4)

Cashew Nut Marañon (30)

Cacao  (85)

Coffee  (150)

Macadamia (1)

Banana (Seven varieties) (15 groups)

Guava (Ice cream fruit) (15)

Passionfruit  Maracuya (vining plant) (6)

Anona  Cherimoya (2)

Custard Apple Sancoya  (6)

Soursop  Guanabana  (6)

Cas  (3)

Mango  Manga  (2)

Pineapple Piña (250)

Coconut  Palm  Coco  (15)

Pejibaye/Heart Palm (4)

Blackberry (30 foot of fenceline)

Mulberry (3)

Nance (Brysonima crassifolia) (2)

Rambutan Mamon Chinos (3)

Purple Mombin  Jocote  (2)

Papaya (6)

Sugar Cane Caña (2 varieties) (100)

Surinam Cherry  Pitanga  (4)

Jaboticaba (2)

Dragon fruit  Pitaya  (3)

Breadfruit Fruta de Pan  (4)

Arazá Guyaba Hawaiana (2)

Edible Yucca Flower   Flor de Itabo   (20)

Turmeric Curcuma  (20)

Jackass Bitters Saragundi (1)

Wormwood (3)


Yellow Heart Amarillon (25)

Black Walnut Cedro Nogal (15)

Cenicero (15)

Caoba (15)

Pine (12)

Ylang Ylang Ilan Ilan (2)

Flame of the Forest Llama del Bosque (5)

Guarumo (5)

Bird, birds and more birds…

I am a lazy birder, mostly I watch from the sofa or hammock. I am also a relatively new and inexperienced birder.


Thick-billed Euphonia above.

But I have still managed to get to see these:

Grey Headed Chachalaca Ortalis vetula

Black Guan Chamaepetes unicolor

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Grey-headed Kite Leptodon cayanensis

Swallow-tailed kite Elanoides forficatus

Bi-colored Hawk Accipiter bicolor

Roadside Hawk Buteo magnirostris

Great Black Hawk Buteogallus urubitinga

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Laughing Falcon Herpetotherescachinnans

Gray-necked Wood-Rail Aramides cajanea

Ruddy Ground-Dove Colombina talpacoti

Crimson-fronted Parakeet Aratinga finschi

Orange-chinned Parakeet Brotogeris jugularis

Squirrel Cuckoo Piaya cayana

Striped Owl Pseudoscops clamator (heard only)

Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus (heard only)

Common Potoo Nyctibius griseus

Green Hermit Phaethornis guy

White-tipped Sicklebill Eutoxeres aquila

Violet Sabrewing Campulotperus hemileucurus

Magnificent Humminngbird Eugenes fulgens

Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaochroa cuvierii

Charming Hummingbird Amazilia decora

Garden Emerald Chlorostilbon assimilus

Violet-crowned Woodnymph Thalurania columbica

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Green Violet-ear Colibri thalassinus

White-tailed Emerald Elvira chionura


Blue-crowned Motmot momotus momota

Black-mandibled Toucan Ramphastos swainsonii

Fiery-billed Aracari Pteroglussus torquatus

Red-Crowned Woodpecker Melanerpes rubricapillus

Lineated Woodpecker Dryocopus lineatus

Dot-winged Antwren Microrhopias quixensis

Yellow tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola

Paltry Tyrannulet Zimmerius vilissimus

Common Tody-Flycatcher Todirostrum cinereum

Peewee sp. Contopus sp.

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulpheratus

Social Flycather Myiozetetes similis

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Purple Martin Progne subis

Rufous-breasted Wren Thryothorus rutilus

House Wren Troglodytes aedon

Clay-colored Thrush Turdus grayi

Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica

Summer Tanager Piranga rubra

Cherries Tanager Ramphocelus costaricencis

Golden-hooded Tanager Tangara larvata

Bay-headed Tanager Tangara gyrola

Silver-throated Tanager Tangara icterocephala


Blue-gray Tanager Thraupis episcopus

Blue Dacnis Dacnis cayana

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Dacnis venusta


Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza

Red-legged Honeycreeper Cyanerpes cyaneus

Variable Seedeater Sporophila americana

Buff-throated Saltator Saltator maximus

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris

Yellow-crowned Euphonia Euphonia luticapilla


Very Special Farm For Sale in Southern Costa Rica

20140401_122158 6 acres of organic farm and regenerating forest in the San Vito area. Sale includes an incredible variety of fruit, nut and hardwood trees, 2 greenhouses, orchid house, starter orchid collection, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath open style house with safe room, furniture and appliances, and much more! Privacy, quiet, beautiful all-around views. A Water on the property includes a 13 meter dug well, and a small year-round creek in the woods.

20140401_122322 Artist designed open style living house with fresh air and beautiful flowering plants surrounding. 360 degree views. 20140401_122332 35 minutes (9 miles) from San Vito de Coto Brus. 2 km of well – rocked gravel road, 4WD NOT needed.  Quiet community, good neighbors. 20140401_122304 Birds will fly through the house. You will see little geckos, and all manner of insects, most benign. Live in a garden! Sale includes transfer of corporation, which automatically transfers not only the property, but the electric, water, and wifi accounts under the corporation’s name. Priced NOW REDUCED to $125,000 USD.