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Caribe Autentico

Cahuita, Costa Rica
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About Caribe Autentico
Caribe Autentico specializes in providing eco-tours in the Southern Caribbean of Costa Rica. The family-owned and operated company offers sustainable tours, such as visits to integral farms, bird watching, and night adventures. All guides are local, certified, and bilingual.
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Tours and Tickets by Caribe Autentico

Chocolate Experience by Bribri Indigenous Culture

We will take you to a village where most of the tourist don't go. Far away from the noise, where you will interact with the local people. You have the opportunity to learn about the traditional way of making chocolate, the use of some medicinal plants and a learn a little bit about the local language. At the end of the tour we can stop at the waterfall where you have the option to swim or enjoy the scene.
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6 hours
from US$87.18

Cahuita National Park Hiking

Our guides have over a decade of experience in providing tours and constantly update their knowledge about the environment.
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1 to 4 hours
from US$52.02
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crercuda wrote a review Feb 2021
Kelowna, Canada42 contributions23 helpful votes
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If you’re looking for a package tour please don’t read this review. If you’re looking for a highly individualized and very reasonably priced private tour that will totally amaze you then read on!! We were very lucky to find Ariel. He is a true local person , with great English and an amazing knowledge. Our first tour with him was kayaking in the gandoca lagoon . It was so serene and dreamy and it’s obvious that he has a deep natural connection to his land. He knows all the animals and birds and can spot things you would never notice ! We loved the first tour so much that we booked another excursion with him in which we combined a private visit to a Bribri shaman. This was absolutely a stunning and very soulful experience. It’s heavily recommended ! We then went to a family cocoa plantation where the family took us in and showed us their bountiful land and crops. I have attached a few pictures of our experiences. Ariel is reasonably priced and a true gentleman! You would be lucky to get him as a guide.
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Saskia D wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions11 helpful votes
We were told to visit an Indian village. But when we got there it seems to be just a quick explanation how they make chocolate out of cacao. It even look like they come and do the "play" and leave to there own houses at night. A bit fake.No village what so ever. We paid 75 dollars including the jaguar rescue center en swim at a waterfall voor 15 minutes. We had a pickup at our hotel. But no lunch included,no drinks just a piece of pineapple. So my advice dont visit the BriBri. Not worth the money at all.
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Response from Cruiser720421, General Manager at Caribe Autentico
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Good afternoon Sr or Ms, I totally understand your concern and dislike about the trip you did. i just want to be clear to you, in our website http://www.caribeautentico.com/ we do not offer any tour like the one you described above neither in our tripadvisor experiences. I am sure you are mistaken our company with another, perhaps you can check out your booking confirmation ticket and you will find the correct name of the company and the tour guide. I will appreciate if you doble check your reservation and write your complain in the correct website. Thanks for understanding
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Ivette D wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our guide Ariël brought us to his tribe in BriBri. He speaks the language and does alk translations very well. He showed us the beauty of the surroundings and explained about the culture of the native tribes. We were welcomed by the Awa very friendly. He told us al about his house and his work as Awa. Later we met a nice family, they explained us a lot about the use of plants to make all sorts of utensils and how to use them to cook or like medicines. Very interactve and interesting. We really liked to help producing our own chocolate drinks, might try this even at home if I could buy the cocaobeans. Afterwards we had a beautiful walk to the waterfall. It had rained a lot, so we could not swim, that would be too dangerous. The river was wild! But we had a nice snack/lunch to end a beautifull excursion. Thanx Ariël, we loved it😀
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Cruiser720421, Owner at Caribe Autentico
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Thanks for choosing this activity with me, I am really glad you enjoy the tour. It was a Great day.
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Ashley E wrote a review Sep 2019
New York City, New York6 contributions
Our experience with Caribe Autentico was more than we ever expected. Ariel is an incredibly kind, intelligent, & thoughtful person. He went above & beyond to make sure we saw all kinds of animals & wildlife, and taught us lots of interesting facts. And he helped us with our Spanish! He brought his telescope along (which is awesome, by the way) so we were able to get a close-up view of sloths, monkeys, birds, etc. He’s excellent at spotting them in the forest. I highly recommend this company & will definitely be returning for my next adventure! Pura vida! Gracias Ariel!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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April S wrote a review Sep 2019
11 contributions7 helpful votes
I did a tour with them on night turtle watch, though we did not see any turtles (not their fault) I was impressed by the amount of knowledge the guide had about turtles and the surrounding areas. The guide used to work in research for the turtles as well before. The turtle tour was in the middle of the night, on the beach, as that is when the turtles come but the guide always put our security first and made sure we were comfortable even in the dark. Definitely recommend contacting caribe autentico if you are looking for tours around puerto veijo - cannot go wrong picking this company!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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