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This tribe from the South Pacific Coast of the country is peoples with a very rich artistic heritage both historically and in the present day. The Boruca (or more traditionally, the Brunka) tribe of today are purported to be peoples of an amalgam of several chiefdoms whose territories covered, before the Spanish invasion of Costa Rica, lands and coastline from Quepos down to today’s border area with Panama.
We invite you to share with this tribe directly in their village! The Boruca village is located up in the mountain around 1 hour of Dominical.
During this guided tour, you will visit handcraft arts workshops:
Brunka women, since pre-Hispanic times have been weavers of fine, naturally dyed cotton textiles that are made into well crafted woven products (bags, knapsacks, placemats, tablerunners, hats)
Artists are realizing the famous “diablito” balsa wood masks which are the key element in their annual cultural event, La Danza de los Diablitos (held Dec 31st to Jan 2) which has been celebrated since time immemorial.
You will then visit their local plantations (rice, black beans, corn, vegetables etc).
Don’t miss their traditional lunch: act like them and eat with your fingers!
Enjoy a cultural experience immersed in an ancestral tribe!