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Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve

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Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Chocolate Tour, Shaman, Waterfall

This was an excellent tour and amazing look into the indigenous culture of the Bri-Bri people. You... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic hike, beautiful forest and great people

This is perhaps one of the most authentic activities off the beaten path in Cahuita and Puerto... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Surrounded by the Bribri Reservation, the precious Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve is home to wildlife and foliage found in no other place in the world.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an excellent tour and amazing look into the indigenous culture of the Bri-Bri people. You will learn so much about the power of nature in healing and the use of plants for food, medicine, and cosmetics. Chocolate like nothing we know. Traditional lunch...More

Thank smc0957
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is perhaps one of the most authentic activities off the beaten path in Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. It is none tourist destination and non-conventional activity. Highly recommended !!

Thank c31Cahuita_CostaRica
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We received a purification blessing from the shaman and took the chocolate tour. Way a great way to experience the original culture!

Thank Logan-Alyssa M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went for night walk with Kaysh, arranged through Life & Culture Adventours. Very knowledgeable young man who proved to be expert with all camera models, and who spotted numerous frogs, lizards, tarantulas, bullet ants, scorpion spiders and even a sleeping chestnut backed ant bird. Never...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I will never look at medicine the same way. These folks know how to be one with their environment. Friendly yet shy people with ready smiles. My husband and I learned so much about natural healing. We got to make hot cocoa from seed to...More

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 25 January 2017

After spending time at the Jaguar Rescue Center, we had hopes of an interesting visit to the Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve. We.re still not sure why, but no one was there. Lunch break maybe? We saw many cages of iguanas that are being raised any released.

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Did a tour organised by terraventura. It started with visit to a shaman followed by visit to community where we were shown how the bribri make chocolate, had a traditional lunch and were shown around the vegetable garden. The day finished with a visit to...More

Thank Henrice A
Reviewed 25 December 2016

A kind of a small iguana farm run by the Koköldi Indians. It is very interesting to see but I myself had hopoed for a bit more information on the Indians and their lives. We did see a little of bit of that and we...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We learnt how the Bribri made different medicines, cosmetics and artefacts from the forest, which was fascinating. We also saw how chocolate was made, from cacao bean all the way to a hot chocolate drink! A great tour.

Thank Walkinggranny
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We booked a Bird watching tour through Caribe Fun tours. It was totally awesome. Our guide Alex was from the community and made it a truly educational experience. Not only did he point out tons of birds, wildlife and plants, he also shared history of...More

2  Thank lmariem123
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