Pacuare Lodge

Cabécar Indigenous Experience

Experience a Traditional Costa Rican Indigenous Culture

The Talamanca Mountains are host to the Cabécar, the largest indigenous group in Costa Rica, and one that retains many of its traditional customs and beliefs.

The trek to visit these family clans is challenging due to the difficult conditions of the trails; nevertheless, the trail offers a wonderful opportunity to discover many secrets of the forest, interact with the ecosystem, and hike the same trails the Cabécar have for centuries. After visiting with a Cabécar family, we will begin our trek back down to the lodge.

Cabécar Indigenous Experience:

• Duration: approximately 4 to 5 hours and it is quite physically demanding.

• Difficulty: good physical condition is required

• Minimum age: 12 years old

What to wear:

shorts, tennis shoes, hiking boots


Naturalist guides and a light snack