“A visit with one of Costa Rica’s indigenous tribes”
8:30AM Depart from San Vito
La Casona native community with a population of 2,600 people is located 16 kilometers from San Vito. They are commonly known as Ngöbe or Guaimí because their native laguage is Ngöbe. Much of their time is dedicated to agriculture producing tubers, rice, beans and cacao. They also work as coffee pickers in the harvesting season around San Vito and other areas of the country. During your tour you will hear about traditional medicine practices, witness a craft workshop, visit some petro glyphs and watch a fire-making demonstration. Their official representative or “cacique” is Pedro Bejanaro who inherited from his father the many traditions of the tribe.
11.30 AM Return to San Vito
Note: An optional full day tour is also available adding a visit to the village and museum of the Boruca indigenous tribe, internationally famous for their legends, mask creations and crafts.
- (If required a vehicle can be provided. Ask for costs)
What to bring
- Walking shoes and hat
- Insect repellent
- Sun block