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Subject: What Is The National Tree Of Costa Rica?
(Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 10:33AM )

los suenos costa ricaCosta Rica is a country drenched in green. Every path and peak is covered with ancient trees, all deep-rooted and lush. 

And among them is the national tree: the Guanacaste.

Find this towering option in Los Suenos, Jaco and Manuel Antonio. The Guanacaste is a spectacular tree, a legume noted for its mushroom-crown leaves and massive trunk. It rises up to 164 feet in the air and features vibrant colors. Its black bark strikingly contrasts the white sand and pebbled roadways.

The Guanacaste became Costa Rica’s national tree on August 31, 1959. Its resilience and beauty perfectly captured the country’s wild terrain, and it has since become a symbol throughout the Americas.

While planning a trip to the Central Pacific - whether for sport fishing, charter cruises or family-friendly activities - be certain to find the Guanacaste tree. It helps to shape the unique landscape of Costa Rica.
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