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Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve

Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Type: Reservations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: The Kekoldi Indigenous reserve is an area in the hills behind Puerto Viejo about 3500 hectares big where Bribri and also some Cabecar indigenous... more »
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very interesting to see and learn more from the ancient cultures... Who says Costa Rica has no culture...! very much they do! I went on a day tour and was introduced to all aspects of the ancient BriBri culture; they way they live, their beliefs, their tradition and the untouched nature! Beautiful!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve Tour with Cahuita Tours – 5 out of 5 One of the highlights of our trip. We had a great guide – Adol. The Kekoldi Green Iguana farm was very interesting, the waterfall shop intriguing and the bathe in the pool refreshing (although we don’t fall for waterfalls quite as much as our American cousins!). Best of... More

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Bergen, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We hiked through the reserve with a very knowledgeable guide, Keysuar. If you can, ask for him. We were the only ones on the trip and it was so beautiful hiking through the jungle and so rewarding to get to the waterfall were we went swimming.

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Boston, MA
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The forest is spectacular the falls is worthwhile (bring your swim suite). Be prepared for some steep descent and ascent, but nothing dangerous.

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Divide
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We spent 13 days in Costa Rica and this was my favorite tour. It was authentic and very informative. I learning how they live off of the land and medicinal plants. I also enjoyed making chocolate out of cacao. Learning about the iguanas was also very interesting. Our guide Antonio was extremely knowledgeable and a really great guide. We learned... More

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a tour not to miss! If you want to learn about the Bri Bri culture and how they are keeping their culture alive plus some history of the area, you will be quite satisfied. Visit the simple homes of two Bri Bri families, one you will learn about the Iguanas, the other about medicinal and everyday use plants... More

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Trinidad, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

learning about their attempt to repopulate iguanas into the area is really cool! But the best part is after the tour hanging out with the locals and eating a typical BriBri meal with them and listening to stories. A very magical place.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Viewing the iguana project and hearing about the importance of preservation is only a small part of the experience. we also had a delicious jungle meal, heard a Bribri creation story and had a small glimpse into the lives and culture of the Bribri

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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a rural but welcoming tour. No fancy shops or performances. Our guide was quite knowledgable about the flora, fauna, and culture of the BriBri people. The iguana restoration was quite interesting. The hike to the viewing tower included many bird species, a poison dart frog, bullet ants, a sloth, and many great cultural/historical stories. We tasted plants along... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The guide Alex is super gifted at explaining the magic of the trees, plants and spotting animals of all kinds. Plus he speaks 4 languages!

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