23 Feb 2018
Contribute to nature with Veragua’s Sustainability Tour
Experience local culture at its purest and feel the power of contributing to global sustainability “one community at a time”. These heartwarming tour beings with a country drive to the tiny mountain community of Las Brisas, Veragua less than one hour away from Puerto Limon or 1:30 from Puerto Viejo, Limon, and near the native Cabecar tribe of Costa Rica.
You experience begins with a walk through an organic orchard where you will learn about traditional growing methods in the mountains of Costa Rica and hand-pick part of a snack that you will later help prepare with locals at the Community Center. Next, you will visit a small dairy farm to learn about milk production in the community, and have the opportunity to even milk a cow, if you are willing! Afterwards, you will learn about the valuable work of a tree nursery and the importance of trees to the rainforest and the world biosphere. You will be given a seedling that you will take to a nearby forest recovery site nestled in enthralling mountain scenery with views as far as the eye can see over the rainforest, and on a clear day, to the Turrialba volcano in the distance. Here you can plant the tree seedling (with assistance) with your bare hands and contribute to counteract climate change. Have your camera ready to capture this unforgettable moment!
After your visit to the forest, you will return to the Community Center to help prepare the snack you picked earlier with the assistance of local community members. You will enjoy a live demonstration by artisans from members of the nearby Cabecar native community, who have inhabited this rainforest for centuries and are ready to teach you about their culture and love of the earth. You will engage in informal, warm conversation with these local artisans, learning about their handicrafts and traditional way of life. Local music will be played while you are enjoying this experience, and handicrafts can be purchased as keepsakes and gifts.
Almost all proceeds of this tour go directly to the community participants and as a donation to the non-profit Foundation for Rainforest Research & Preservation.
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*Tour operates with a minimum of 10 people