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INDIGENOUS CULTURES

OF COSTA RICA

Costa Rica has a rich history of different indigenous cultures. 

 

Here in Monteverde different groups would pass through seasonally to harvest in the forest while different plants and trees were producing food.

INDIGENOUS TERRITORIES

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Ngäbe o
Guaymí

Abrojo Montezuma - Conteburica -
Coto Brus - Osa - 
Altos de San Antonio

Cabécar

Bajo Chirripó - Chirripó Talamanca Cabécar - Nairi Awari - Telire - Tayní - Ujarrás -
China Kichá

Brunca o
Boruca

Boruca - Curré

Chorotega

Matambú 

Bribri

Talamanca Bribri - Salitre - Këkoldi - Cabagra

Huetar

Quitirrisí - Zapatón

Teribe o Térraba

Térraba

Maleku o Guatuso

Guatuso

GIVE SUPPORT

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Costa Rica Indígena is an NGO that works hand in hand with indigenous communities.

The podcasts are recorded in spanish.

Chietón Morén is a museum and store in San José, Costa Rica

 

About 250 artisans from eight different indigenous communities in Costa Rica, display and sell their products there.

Sales are direct from producer to consumer. No one, apart from artisans, receives any profit from sales in the store. The store works only with volunteers.

Boruca is an indigenous tribe in South-Pacific Costa Rica, located among the Talamanca Mountains 20 km from Panama.

They are very well known for their arts and crafts such as the singular boruca masks. 

Find more at: http://www.boruca.org/