Costa Rica’s Native Inhabitants – Visit the Kéköldi Reservation

Learn about Costa Rica’s indigenous people, the Bribris, with a visit to the Kéköldi Reservation. Located near the town of Puerto Viejo de Limón, this is one of the biggest indigenous communities in Costa Rica.

During the tour, you’ll learn about the Bribris and their history, culture, and conservation efforts. You will hike through primary and secondary forest and former cacao plantations to private farms with traditionally-built Bribri houses. You also will visit their scientific research station and a bird-watching viewpoint during the tour. In the right season (February to May, and September to November), and with some luck, you can often spot massive migrations of birds of prey in this region. The hike begins and ends in the town of Hone Creek, approximately 6 km north of Puerto Viejo de Limón. You can get here with your rental car; or by public bus from Puerto Viejo, or by taxi.

Tour starts? At “La Hielera del Atlántico” in Hone Creek (XXXXX no está en Google Maps, hay parqueo? Qué es? Bar? XXXXXX) approximately 6 km north of Puerto Viejo de Limón at 8:00 a.m. (please check the exact time in your travel documents); operates daily with few exceptions.

Tour ends? At “La Hielera del Atlántico” in Hone Creek at about 1:00 p.m.

Group size: From 2 people, no maximum

What exactly is included? Tour guide (English / Spanish) and lunch

What is not included? Transport from/to Puerto Viejo de Limón

What to bring? Comfortable clothing and shoes, camera, sunscreen, water

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