Welcome to Bribrí
This bustling, no-stoplight town in the foothills of the Cordillera de Talamanca lies at a bend in the paved road that connects Cahuita to Sixaola and the Panama border. The village is primarily an agricultural center and a spot for nearby indigenous communities to take care of errands; most travelers just pass through on their way to the border or on local tours.From Bribrí, a 34km paved road takes the traveler to... Read More
Top experiences in Bribrí
6 in 1 Combo Tour: Puerto Limon Highlights
The best tour you can take during your visit to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. Come with us and enjoy a 6 in 1 tour with a professional tour guide, who will explain the most important aspects of the Afro-Caribbean Culture of Costa Rica and show you the rich wildlife of this fascinating region. During this tour you will enjoy: 1) A short city tour 2) A visit to the rain forest. La Jungla Trail offers a 1 km trek through a secondary forest offering beautiful landscapes, various flora and fauna,including many opportunities to see the remarkably fascinating different frog species of Costa Rica, such as the red dart frog (dendrobates pumillo). Inside the trail, among the abundant fauna, visitors may witness the 3 toed sloths and see the different species of birds: toucans, oropendola, tanagers, hummingbirds, kiskidees, squirrels, and the majestic butterflies that swarm through the trail. The creeks which appear during the trail add a crisp freshness to the air, yet more importantly enable the reproduction of many of the organisms living there. 3) Visit a banana plantation and packing house, where many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained: The crop, harvesting, processing, packing and exportation. Costa Rica is the second largest banana producer in the world and 80% of the plantations are located in the Limon province, becoming one of the most important economical activities in the region. During the weekdays, you will be able to see the workers doing their job in the fields and the packing house. A very interesting cultural experience that you can’t miss. 4) Coastal drive: Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Puerto Limon's coastline during the bus drive to the different attractions.5) The tortuguero canals: Board your covered boat for a 60-minute leisure cruise through the jungle canals. Your guide explains the rain forest eco-system and points out sights of interest. Keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, many sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats and crocodiles as well as exotic flora. 6) Enjoy the souvenirs stores & shopping: During the Limon highlights tour, you will enjoy many different souvenirs stores. The Caribbean enjoys a diversity of cultures: Afro-Costa Rican, Bribri and Cabécar, Asian, Italian and Central American, among others. Besides the food, the region features a collection of cultural activities and traditions that also differentiate it from the rest of the country. Taking part of this amazing tour, you will become an expert on the rich cultural heritage and ecological resources of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Full-Day Bribri Reserve Tour Including Shaman Purification Ritual and River Waterfall Hike from Puerto Viejo Limon
At around 8am, board your vehicle and head towards the Bribri Reserve, the largest indigenous community in Costa Rica and also Talamanca's headboard. Upon arrival, you'll begin your visit of the indigenous community of Watsi.First, enjoy the opportunity to experience a true Bribri tribe purification ritual by a Shaman (or Awa). To begin, the Shaman welcomes you and begins to explain the various indigenous cultures in Costa Rica including his Bribri culture. Topics covered in the discussion include the history of colonization, fishing, agriculture, ceramics, clothing, Sibu (God), importance of cocao and maize, and materials used to build their conical-shaped houses. Next, during the optional portion of the tour where you can participate in the purification ritual, you'll sit next to the Shaman while he burns special leaves Shamans have used for thousands of years. Taking the leaves that have not been burned in its entirety, the Shaman passes them around the client without making physical contact. Listening to the sound that emits from the leaves, experience how the Shaman can identify if a person has any ailments and offer remedy advice. After this ceremony, the Shaman will play the drum and you'll participate in a special dance that has many meanings for their culture, which you will learn. Later, visit the home of an indigenous family, where 5 generations live together under the same roof. In this up-close and personal encounter, you'll get to know many aspects about their lives and lifestyle. See their houses inside and out. Watch as they prepare a typical meal and taste the indigenous flavors while enjoying lunch. Stroll through their gardens filled with medicinal plants. Grind your own cocoa to make chocolate and learn about their secrets in this age-old process. Taste the chocolate product you've prepared along with smelling and tasting other variations.Lastly, head towards one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the area, the River Waterfall. After a drive and a short hike, you'll arrive at the waterfall to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this natural water feature. Take a dip in its refreshing pools if you're interested. Once you've spent a little time here, head to the vehicle for your return to your Puerto de Limon or Cahuita hotel.
Full-Day Tour of Kekoldi from Puerto Viejo de Limon
Begin your day tour with pickup from your hotel, then visit an old, abandoned cocoa plantation. You will slowly ascend through the forests of the area. Your guide will provide you with all the necessary information about the local community, its history, culture and traditions.Throughout your tour, you will see and hear birds, frogs, butterflies and other animals as well as exotic flowers like heliconias.During the climb through the forest, you will stop at an observation deck, where you can relax and watch the birds of prey as well as the mountains of Talamanca, the Panama Sixola River valley, and the Atlantic coast.Continue on through the tropical forest to a waterfall where you can go for a swim. Then stop at the home of a local Bribri family for a delicious lunch and a conversation about the indigenous traditions and customs. You can also purchase local crafts in the community before heading back to your hotel.