Guaymi Indian Reserve
At sunrise, travelers can partake in the five hour hike to the Guaymi Indian Reserve. This indigenous tribe lives at varying altitudes along southern Costa Rica and Panama. They are permitted to cross the border freely, which is exactly what they do each year when the Costa Rican coffee harvest is ripe. The Guaymi are a fairly self sufficient people, with each community growing their own crops -- mostly corn, yucca, beans and rice. Many men work on cattle farms, and women sell handmade crafts like cloth bags, woven hats, colorful dolls and traditional jewelry.