Meet the Bri Bri indigenous people

The azure sea might lap the pristine white beaches of Puerto Viejo in a languid tidal wash, but your attention will soon be entirely focused on the indigenous Bri Bri inhabitants of the surrounding lowland forest -you’ll be able to meet and spend time with these fascinating Amerindian people. Hunting in the forest using the local poison dart frog toxin, specialist agriculture and preparing cacao for healing, purification and medicinal purposes are some of the traditional customs still practised by the Bri Bri, though their Kekoldi cousins, whom you’ll also visit, have recently begun the unique practice of iguana farming. Once you’ve soaked all that in you’ll be rewarded with a taste of chocolate prepared using a 300 year old recipe. Better than just a day at the beach for sure.


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