I have had the opportunity to visit the farm of my friend Jose M Noguera (Chema) , in Curubandé of Liberia , Guanacaste , Costa Rica.
There I was able to have the experience I had in my childhood, to recognize what is a clean river in its natural state, the White River
This river runs through the farm of my friend Noguera , who was my roommate in University. It has features that make it really beautiful.
First of its blue- gray, cleanliness, clarity and slightly characteristic odor of sulfur, which invite from the first moment you see, to take a fresh and delicious dip.
The river originates in the mountains of Rincon de la Vieja volcano, now converted into a majestic national park, that bears his name, Rincón de la Vieja.
On the farm this comes across a small valley surrounded by huge rocks on both sides of the channel. The bottom is covered with stones covered with moss and lichens, which increases its color.
In middle of the farm of my partner Chema , forming a huge natural swimming pool enables swimming practice without any problems. The water temperature is cool nonetheless be the most critical time of the summer, or dry season, due to lack of rain.
But what is most striking is its cleanliness, because all their banks not observed inorganic waste of any kind, which makes it something to admire in this, when so much pollution, where most rivers in the world have such problems.
The beauty of the place is enhanced by the landscape surrounding the basin of the river bed. In front of the property, or east, a natural forest surrounding the river bed, in which species appreciate trees, shrubs and diverse vegetation of the area, such as Laurus nobilis (laurel), Bombacopsis quinata ( pochote) , Guanacaste Enterolobium cyclocarpum, Cedrela odorata (cedro), among others.
Within the property there is also a diversity of trees among which pochote , teak Tectona grandis , Psidium guajava (guava) , mango Mangifera indica L , Guanacaste , as Psidium spp , black tree Gliricidia sepium.
At the center of the estate is located a house built with characteristics of the Guanacaste region. With very wide corridors, surrounded by native stone walls in the area, stables and sheds for animals (horses and cattle).
The majesty of the river really invites us to reflect on the importance of representing the protection of natural resources, such as rivers, as they are very important for their contribution in the conduction of water for various uses, and its role in the ecosystems.
Leaving the farm you can walk down a rustic road, which communicates with many farms in the region. They offer a very colorful landscape and scenic beauty. As you walk down this one can see on the horizon the majestic Rincon de la Vieja Volcano , located about 15 km from the Noguera`s farm.
My friend Noguera currently developing an ecotourism project on his farm for those interested in knowing the same. You can see more information on their facebook Finca vacacional rio blanco.
jDHernandez. Professor-researsh. Organic Farm CR. Jdhernan27@yahoo.es
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