Cultural Maleku Tour, we visit the Indigenous reservation set by the government, in the Northern Plains.
What You Can Expect
Cultural Maleku Tour picks up our clients at the hotels at the specified time to take the pathway that will take us to one of the most important agricultural zones in Costa Rica, the Northern Plains. We drive for about one hour to get to the Indigenous reservation set by the government.
In this reservation, we find three Maleku communities known as El Sol, Margarita, and Tonjibe. We will visit Tonjibe community where we will meet a local family, which like the rest of families had to adapt themselves to a new lifestyle to survive and keep their traditions and culture intact.
Their ancient lifestyle it is against the new environmental government laws such as their homes materials, their diet, and medicines; but even so, they are working on to preserve the most of their traditions such as their language, dances, diet, dressing, and the use of natural medicines.
That is why they are opening to tourism for visiting their homes to watch their lifestyle and also by selling their handcrafts; this cultural encounter involves a visiting to one of their traditional houses, a walk thru their graveyards to know how they used to bury their family members in the past.
Also, we will walk thru a botanical garden where they get their medicines from different plants that they use and a performance of one of their traditional tribal rituals to end with a typical Maleku lunch. After that, we get back to the hotel.
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Souvenir photos Additional info
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Not recommended for participants with back problems
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not wheelchair accessible
You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.
Local operator information
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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All hotels around La Fortuna
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
7 to 8 hrs
Returns to original departure point