Surrounded by the Bribri Reservation, the precious Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve is home to wildlife and foliage found in no other place in the world.
Discover Unlimited Beauty and wilderness of caribbean of costa rica
The Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve Tour is a biological and anthropological experience traveling an old highway and immersing in the jungle where most tourists don’t go. The path was the main road for the Kekoldi Bribri Community and other Indigenous tribes in the region for trading purposes..
The Kèköldi Indigenous Territory is about 3 miles north of Puerto Viejo. Resting at sea level, the Reserve is over 12,000 acres at the base of the Talamanca mountains. The Kekoldi people are a small group who are part of the BriBri indigenous tribe. These peaceful people play a fundamental role in the ecosystem by protecting their mountains.
In Kèköldi you will make frequent stops along the way, through old cacao crops, spotting birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals until you reach our Scientific Center and Refuge where you will join part of our staff. After few more steps, you will run into the tower that is part of a research center for the observation of migratory birds. This area has been considered the third most important in the world for the sighting of raptors. Migrations occur from north to south between August and December, and from south to north between February and May, although there is a great diversity of local birds throughout the year.
After a 2 ½ hour hike, you will reach a beautiful waterfall which in the old days was a ceremonial ground for healing rituals, here you can enjoy a refreshing and deserved bath before returning.
- Rainforest Hike
- Bird Watching
- Lecture and Cultural Exchange
- Night tour
- Cooking tour
- Scientific Center tour
- Iguana tour
- Bushmaster tour
- Many more!