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Bribri Indigenous Reserve

Quick Facts

  • Location : 11 miles southwest of Cahuita
  • Altitude : 328 feet above sea level
  • Hours : Reservation required

A Volio Waterfall hike is often part of the Bribri Reservation tour offered by several of Cahuita's tour companies. The hike is fairly easy and includes several stream crossings (be prepared for wet feet). The trip leads to a beautiful waterfall and swimming hole. The falls plummet from 50 feet above, cascading over rocks along the way.

The Bribri Indigenous Reserve is also famous for its chocolate products. For hundreds of years, the Bribri have cultivated cacao, a plant they see as sacred, and utilized its bean for important rituals and traditional remedies. Chocolate tours are available to several Bribri homes, where cacao artisans take visitors through the chocolate-making process, from harvest to chocolate bar. Best of all, delicious, homemade chocolate is available for purchase at the end of each tour. The Bribri Indigenous Reserve is several miles southwest of Cahuita, approximately a 25-minute drive.

Bribri Indigenous Reserve in Pictures