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The Kekoldi Indigenous reserve is an area in the hills behind Puerto Viejo about 3500 hectares big where Bribri and also some Cabecar indigenous families are living scattered over the whole land. They are intending to protect their way of living and traditional knowledge as well as some last patches of virgin forest. Their farms are nesteled inbetween the jungle and barely noticable to most visitors. If you wish to get to know this beautiful stretch of land, it is strongly recommended to take an indigenous guide who is authorized to do so. At ATEC, the eco-tourism community grassroots organization of Puerto Viejo, you can sign up for such guided hikes. These guides will share their knowledge about medicinal and edible plants, roots and fruits of the jungle, spot out a variety of birds and whatever animals might be nearby, talk about their mythology and their way to survive in the forest.