The extensive gardens at Ocean Forest Ecolodge harbor hundreds of species of native and rare ethnobotanical treasures from Central and South America as well as the Asian Tropics. These include fruit trees that guests enjoy seasonally, aromatic herbs, medicinal plants, detox bitters, emollients and adaptogens, many of which are served in teas at lunch and dinner or applied upon request.
We're in our 13th year of upholding the Mama Carey marine turtle conservation initiative on Rincón de San Josecito Beach. This is also our third year working together with Fundación Corcovado, who hire the resident biologist and recruit the volunteers! Here is a report by the projects resident biologist.
Each year from December to February, a most peculiar vine flowers. This is the Yagé, that dones the now infamous latin name Banisteriopsis caapi. This mysterious medicinal vine, widely used through out the Amazon basin, is at the central core of hundreds of Indigenous Peoples communities ancestral holistic plant medicine science.