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Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve

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great place to get an "OFF-GRID" experience

While it may not be Dr. Quinn medicine woman real, it is pretty far off the beaten path as most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Good Place for Birders

The large elevated platform is the best place to see and photograph migrating birds along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlie D
Atenas, Costa Rica
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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.
Bribri Reservation, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it may not be Dr. Quinn medicine woman real, it is pretty far off the beaten path as most gringos will get the opportunity to visit down here in COSTA RICA. The typical tour consists of an opportunity to eat a meal and make...More

Thank Michael PRESTON M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The large elevated platform is the best place to see and photograph migrating birds along the Caribbean coast, both southbound and northbound, plus anytime you will see a variety of birds and sloths along their trails.

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This place was sooooo beautiful. One thousand colones to get in and they give you a walking stick to help hike the steep hills. Its about a one kilometer hike more or less to the first waterfall and pool. You can scale the first waterfall...More

2  Thank Ivan G
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic reserve just outside Puerto Viejo Wonderful array of flora and fauna Toucans,butterflies,frogs,fresh lychees off the tree A little bit of paradise Go with a guide Thanks you to the wonderful Alex

1  Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Well worth it. We saw chocolate been made, tasted it and bought some. And it doesn't melt. We also had lunch here, cooked by the Bribri tribe and served in banana leaves.

Thank suecssd1
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This was an excellent tour and amazing look into the indigenous culture of the Bri-Bri people. You will learn so much about the power of nature in healing and the use of plants for food, medicine, and cosmetics. Chocolate like nothing we know. Traditional lunch...More

1  Thank smc0957
Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is perhaps one of the most authentic activities off the beaten path in Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. It is none tourist destination and non-conventional activity. Highly recommended !!

Thank c31Cahuita_CostaRica
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We received a purification blessing from the shaman and took the chocolate tour. Way a great way to experience the original culture!

Thank Logan-Alyssa M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went for night walk with Kaysh, arranged through Life & Culture Adventours. Very knowledgeable young man who proved to be expert with all camera models, and who spotted numerous frogs, lizards, tarantulas, bullet ants, scorpion spiders and even a sleeping chestnut backed ant bird. Never...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I will never look at medicine the same way. These folks know how to be one with their environment. Friendly yet shy people with ready smiles. My husband and I learned so much about natural healing. We got to make hot cocoa from seed to...More

Thank Josephine C
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