Boruca Indigenous Tribe Cultural Experience
from Manuel Antonio
Experience true cultural immersion in Costa Rica’s South Pacific and visit the indigenous Boruca tribe.
Visit the indigenous Boruca tribe to learn about the vibrant and colorful hand painted masks they create and the legends, stories and nature themes that shape their identity and daily lives.
Well known for their vibrant and colorful hand painted masks they create, depicting legends, stories and nature themes that shape their identity and daily lives. The tour begins with a visit to their workshop, following each of the mask-making steps, from wood working to painting. You will each receive your own mask to adorn with the guidance of a master painter. It is a demonstrative and participative experience, including a textile workshop as well.
What follows is a guided tour of their community’s museum and town, where among their stories you will learn how they bravely defeated the Spanish in the times of the Conquest, preserving their identity.
The experience concludes with a typical lunch made with locally harvested ingredients, during which you will be entertained with the narration of one of the Boruca legends. This is the ideal cultural and educational experience for a family or small group of friends, and an opportunity to shop for unique handcrafted gifts as well.
Pick Up: Hotel or Location in the Manuel Antonio, Dominical or Uvita area
Departure Time: TBD – Private Tour, please contact us to schedule
Duration: Full Day
What to Bring: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, camera, hat/visor and insect repellent.
Tour Includes: Transportation from and to hotel, bilingual guides, snack and lunch.
- Private tour available upon request for small groups
- Minimum 3-day booking window required for tribe to prepare for your visit
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Quepos, Puntarenas