The Afro-Caribbean culture of Puerto Viejo and the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is unique to the rest of the country. Combine that with local indigenous tribes and you have some of the best cultural tours in Costa Rica.
One of the most incredible things about Puerto Viejo and the province of Limon is the diversity in the culture and how the past and the present have melded, yet still held their cultural roots. The current local culture, the Afro-Caribbean vibe that makes Puerto Viejo such a unique destination was cultured over the past 100 years. There is no better way to get to know a culture than by learning about the food they eat, and better yet tasting it all for yourself. You will have just that opportunity if you join our Afro-Caribean cooking classes. Learn family recipes that have been passed down for generations and take home a special vacation experience you can create in your own kitchen back home.
Costa Rica is also home to several indigenous tribes that are still living remotely as possible and continuing hundreds of year old traditions. Talamanca Mountains in the Caribbean are home to the Kekoldi, and Bri Bri indigenous tribes. If you have a sweet tooth, you are in for a treat. One of the traditions passed down through generations of the indigenous people of Costa Rica is harvesting cacao plants and producing chocolate for both yummy treats and medicinal use. We offer sightseeing tours in Puerto Viejo to venture out and get to know their ancient traditions.
If visiting the Puerto Viejo and Cahuita region of Costa Rica, we highly recommend you immerse yourself in one of our Puerto Viejo Cultural tours!
Caribbean Cooking Classes + Afro Caribbean Cultural Tour
Our Caribbean Cooking Classes + Afro Caribbean Cultural tour is the perfect slice of Caribbean heaven. Our friendly head chef Veronica will lead you step-by-step through the cooking process with natural organic products. Afterwards you will sit together with Veronica´s family and enjoy the delicious meal that you have created! Yum!!!
The Real Deal: $52.00
The Real Deal: $28.00
Indigenous Reserve, Chocolate & Waterfalls Tour
Looking for a genuine cultural exchange during your Costa Rican vacation? Our BriBri Indigenous Reserve, Chocolate Tour and Waterfall Swim is the perfect choice. Here you will explore their culture and traditions dating back to pre-Colombian times including the sacred art of making chocolate. Top the day off with a refreshing dip in a waterfall and a delicious traditional lunch prepared by the BriBri. This is our probably our favorite cultural excursion in Puerto Viejo for the whole family to enjoy.
The Real Deal: $70.00
The Real Deal: $35.00
Chocolate Museum and Jaguar Rescue Center
Culture and authentic animal care collide in the best possible way on our Chocolate Museum & Jaguar Rescue Center tour! Experience the chocolate-making process from start to delicious finish, explore a center dedicated to the rehabilitation & release of injured wildlife from all over Costa Rica´s Puerto Viejo!
The Real Deal: $47.00
The Real Deal: $62.00
Animal Rescue, Chocolate + Waterfalls 3 in 1 Tour
Culture and nature collide on this super fun sightseeing tour in Puerto Viejo. Visit the Jaguar Rescue Center and learn how the staff and volunteers are working hard to save Costa Rica’s wildlife. Then meet Dona Petronilla and her family while teaching you the sacred art of chocolate making & learn about the customs of the BriBri indigenous culture. Finally, take a dip in the natural pools of the Dos Aguas Waterfalls. Three awesome things to do in Puerto Viejo in just a half day!
The Real Deal: $87.00
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