Bribri, Costa Rica

Immerse into Bribri Indigenous Culture

3 Days | Community Lodge, Cultural Activities and Community Visit

Ride a dugout canoe into Yorkin indigenous territory for an opportunity to experience genuine Bribri culture. You will interact with a variety of people in the community while you visit organic banana and chocolate plantations, hike through the Talamanca rainforest and stay overnight in the traditional Stibrawpa lodge.

Right for You?


3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Family Friendly


Spanish and Other Local Language
If you don't speak a moderate amount of Spanish, we recommend adding a bilingual guide.

Physical Activity

Moderate activity


Rainforest, River and Rural Communities


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited


Locally Owned Community Association
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Speaks: Spanish and Other Local Language


  • Ride in a traditional dugout canoe on the Yorkin river
  • Learn about organic production of cacao
  • Try traditional bribri cuisine
  • Meet the local group of women protecting the forest!



Flexible start, arrange in advance


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


2 Nights Community Lodge


Community Visit, Chocolate Making, Food Tour, Getting to Know Locals, Cultural Activities, Learning a Language, Hiking, Canoeing, Storytelling and Walking tours


Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide (extra $)


Private Room and Private Bathroom


All meals included


Walk, Hike and Boat

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Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive, Boat, Get picked up (extra $), Bus, Taxi and Walk/hike
The local guide will wait for you at the pulperia (local store) in the town of Bambu where you will get into an indigenous canoe steered by an experienced boat crew from the village. They will take you down the Yorkín River, the natural border between Costa Rica and Panama, to the community. To get to Bambu you will most likely be coming from the Puerto Viejo area and you can either take a public bus, a private transport/taxi, or drive yourself.