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Indigenous Association Stibrawpa

Lodging and Multi-Day Tours in Bribri, Costa Rica

Yorkín is a small village located in the Talamanca- Bribri indigenous territory, accessible by dugout canoe on the spectacular Yorkin River. This is one of the best places in Costa Rica to interact with indigenous people, to visit waterfalls and organic plantations, and to explore the tropical rainforest and rivers. You will learn about the Bribri culture while experiencing a natural paradise. The waterfalls and the chance to swim at Yorkín River make this a relaxing adventure. The talks about the Bribri culture are very inspiring!

Right for You?

Experience

Hiking, Making Crafts, Cultural Activities, Community Visit, Canoeing and Community Lodge

Style

Connect with Nature, Off the Beaten Path, Cultural Immersion, Active Adventure and Cultural Immersion

Price

Budget and Mid-range

Location

Rural Communities and Rainforest

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Locally Owned Community Association
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Speaks: Other Local Language and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends Indigenous Association Stibrawpa

Background

Community Association | Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

In 1985, the women from Yorkín organized themselves and established the Indigenous Association Stibrawpa with the purpose to diversify the production methods, improve the economy, conserve and strengthen the Bribri culture. Its objective was to develop new activities to create alternative sources of income which would allow them to cultivate their culture and continue conserving the forest. They started making handicrafts. Currently, they grow rice, yucca, taro and beans for their own consumption, as well as organic bananas and cacao. Tourism generates a considerable additional income enabling them to send their children to school. Each family owns a property with rainforest which is shared with the visitors. 21 Bribri families benefit from this project.

Community Connection

Tourism generates a considerable additional income enabling them to send their children to school. Each family owns a property with rainforest which is shared with the visitors. 21 Bribri families benefit from this project.

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