Green Coconut Palms in Barranquilla
Cocos nucifera (Coconut Palm)

The Coco takes about a year to mature. Around the five month stage you can drink the water and eat the soft meat of the coconut, which is often sold fresh on the street. This palm is common along the north coast of Colombia and is used to make coconut rice which is a popular food on the coast. Coconut milk with lime makes an excellent juice.

Yellow coconuts under the setting sun
Small orange coconuts on a tree
Coconuts and palm leafs
Cocos nucifera flower
Cocos nucifera flower
Caribbean women in boat
Coconut Palm in Colombia
Latin woman drinking a Coco Frio
Some dead Coconut palms in a tropical area