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KEKÖLDI INDIAN RESERVE

Nature

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From $55.00


Our trek begins inside a former abandoned cocoa plantation.

Little by little we start ascending into the secondary and primary forests, zones rich in natural and ecological treasures to study and share.

This community is accessible only on foot. It is necessary to be in good physical condition and to wear appropriate foot gear like climbing boots, or rubber boots in the rainy season, or supportive running shoes in the dry season. These paths have a certain degree of difficulty for persons with physical or cardiac problems. Your guide will give you information about the community, its history, culture, and traditions. You will also learn about the achievements realized by the Wak ká könekè Association in the investigation of birds inside this community.

Through the newly formed organization of Orök wak ká S.A., they intend to make every effort to create new self-sustaining alternative employment for the partners and neighbors of this community. The population of this area consists mostly of indigenous Bribri and Cabecar with their own clans and languages.

During the tour you will enjoy listening to birds, frogs and other animals while observing varieties of butterflies including the morphos and the heliconios. You will also learn how to identify many edible and medicinal plants and their properties. The maximum altitude of our trek is 220 meters above sea level. During the hike we will take short breaks along the way until we reach our destination platform where you can rest and enjoy the panoramic landscape.  

kekoldi 2From this point you can see the Talamánca mountain chain, Panama, and the Sixaola valley, and the breaking waves up and down the coastline. In addition, this is a great place to observe the migratory habits of birds two seasons a year. They migrate from North to South America during August to December, and then from South to North America during February to May. Throughout the migration season you can observe anywhere from 50,000 to 450,000 thousand birds per day including sparrow-hawks, falcons, zopilote red head, blue stork and others.

The information obtained at this center indicates this zone is critically important during the migration seasons. If you choose the half-day trek, from this point you will return to the road and our bus will take you back to your hotel in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita.

If you choose the long trek, your guide will take you to a wonderful waterfall 27 meters in height where you can enjoy a refreshing swim. On the way back, you will visit an indigenous family to enjoy a tasteful typical lunch and learn about their legends and culture.

Duration: 4 hours for the half-day trek; 6 to 8 hours for the long trek.

Departure: 07:00 a.m. approximately.

Pick up place: Your hotel in Puerto Viejo or Cahuita.

Level: Moderate to hard .

Includes: Transportation, experienced local guide (lunch is included on the long trek).

Recommendation: Not suitable for pregnant women, children under 7 years old, or persons not in a good physical condition.

What to bring: Bottled water, snack, insect repellent, binoculars, long pants, hiking boots, and camera.

Minimum: 2 persons - PRICE: $ 55 p.p. for half day trek and $ 65 for full day trek. Children 7 to 10 pay 50%.

Departure from Cahuita or Hone Creek $15 additional. Extra charge for pick up: from Hotel La Costa de Papito to Hotel Punta Cocles +$5, form Villas del Caribe to Manzanillo +$10