STIBRAWPA: Costa Rica Community Tour: Meet the People of the Yorkin River

Costa Rica Community Tour: Meet the People of the Yorkin River

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica


Non-profit organization

2 days / 1 night
From$77 USDPer person

The Asociación Stibrawpa Personas Artesanas works to strengthen the indigenous community by investing in families and culture through ecotourism.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the beautiful Yorkin River while providing support to the indigenous community.
  • Explore the Yorkin River and learn about the indigenous culture and lifestyle.
  • Discover cultural traditions while participating in immersive activities such as chocolate making and preparation.

Tour revenue will be invested in infrastructure, student support, and job creation.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9:00 AM

  • Duration

    2 days / 1 night

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Students, Professionals, Couples, Young adults, Active seniors, Groups

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 30

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Light shirt, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Headlamp/flashlight, Sunscreen lotion, Mosquito repellent, Water, Swimming suit

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Spend the night with the indigenous community of the Yorkin River! Visitors will participate in an immersive 2-day, 1-night tour.

Day 1:
The tour will start with a one hour visit to the Yorkin River. Then, guests will make their way to the visitor center and a snack will be provided. Following this break, you will have the unique opportunity to tour the community suspension bridge used for swimming. Visitors will then embark back to the center for a lunch consisting of chicken, beans, rice, bananas, and chopped vegetables. After lunch, there will be a tour of a cocoa farm where visitors will have the opportunity to prepare their own chocolate. Following the visit to the cocoa farm, visitors will watch a presentation that highlights the organization’s purpose and the culture of the indigenous people.

Day 2:
The second day will begin with breakfast. Visitors will have the option to spend the day either touring the woods, waterfalls, or community. Lunch will be provided and guests will have the opportunity to purchase crafts and artisanal chocolate.

1 Visitor Review

    Ibarnola ●  Jul 2, 2016

    If you care about the planet, the environment and a common future for humankind you must visit this community. The Bribri will open their hearts to welcome you in their home and tell you the stories of their meaningful lives. This visit will teach you a lesson of humility and support for each other, something that we quickly forget in our frenetic lives. If you bring your kids, I'm sure that it will be a transformative experience in their lives. You will also have the opportunity to "break" your own reality and reassess what's really meaningful in life. A visit to this community will be plenty of wonderful surprises including breathtaking views, adventurous travel in the rapids of a jungle river, amazingly tasty indigenous food, games, swimming, and even soccer. The journey is more than the adventure. Don't miss out this lifetime opportunity for joyful learning.

Tour Start Address

Comunidad Yorki, Talamanca, Provicia Limon, Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Talamanca, Costa Rica

How To Get There

Visitors can take a boat from Talamanca, Limon to Yorkin.



To work on improving the quality of life for families, strengthening indigenous culture and achieve union organizations for community development.

Main Programs

  • Organic gardenening in the community

  • Comprehensive management of waste

  • Football club (donations of uniforms and equipment)

  • Culture Day (promoting culture)