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Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve

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Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Small excursion but mainly focused on iguana breeding

A kind of a small iguana farm run by the Koköldi Indians. It is very interesting to see but I... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2016
Michael B
Brilliant, interesting tour

We learnt how the Bribri made different medicines, cosmetics and artefacts from the forest, which... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Walkinggranny
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Greetham, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This tour is one of the few ones where is just you and pure Nature (Jungle), guided by a native Bribri guide making a formal stop at a Bribri small village for a typical lunch. The hike ends at a fantastic and astonishing water fall...More

3  Thank c31Cahuita_CostaRica
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Kekoldi is a great cultural experience with native Bribri that allows you to discover their perception on the forest ecosystem, plants and wildlife. It is better to spend at least a half day in Kekoldi and to share a traditional meal with a Bribri family....More

Thank ochassot
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

This was an incredible experience. It's the shorter hike offered at ATEC, so you do not see any of the homes--just the iguana farm. The hike through primary and secondary rain forest is moderately difficult. The guide showed us many plants used for medicinal purposes...More

2  Thank Abider
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

My favorite part was being introduced to the Bri Bri people. I was amazed at all the medicinal plants in the jungle. I was delighted to learn so much about the natural setting. We got to make our own hot cocoa. Edgar was our guide...More

Thank Josephine C
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

First of all I do have to say that there are several places to visit the BriBri, and i'm not sure which one I went to (just check the pictures to see if you recognize it). We went to BriBri village and from there 30...More

Thank MarcMich
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Worth doing. Lovely family. Shown about so many different fruits, and tasted them all. Saw frogs and spiders! So interesting, fab to make your own chocolate from the bean too!

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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

I always go to this place around early october for watch the hawk's migration. It is a wonderful natural phenomenon and the natives are such a polite peoples. The bedrooms are very protected against mosquitoes and the food is so delicious. If you are an...More

Thank Caroline T
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