Boruca Indigenous Reserve
Living in the Talamanca Mountains in southern Costa Rica, the Boruca are known for their vibrant, intricately carved and painted masks, weaving, and other hand-made objects. The Boruca village is a sustainable farming community; however, most of its economy runs on artisan crafts and ecotourism. Families grow rice, beans, coffee, cacao, fruits, corn, and other vegetables and raise livestock, but mostly only enough to feed their families. While preserving their cultural heritage and lifestyle, the Boruca have welcomed the outside world. Visitors to the Boruca Indigenous Reserve are invited to observe their cultural traditions, visit native homes, and participate in mask-making workshops.