you looking for a unique experience for New Years?
have once again been invited to the indigenous community of
Boruca at the end of the year to watch and learn about the
Baile de los Diablitos (a good translation would be Dance of
the Spirits). Our friends in Boruca have asked us to extend
this invitation to other adventurous and respectful travelers
to share in their most sacred and exciting festival. Are you
such a traveler, and if so, would you like to join us.
is a multi-day festival that celebrates the fact that the
Brunka people were never conquered by the Spanish
conquistadores. Many of the men dress up as diablitos
(representing ancestral spirits) and fight against a bull
(representing the Spaniards). At the beginning it seems like
the bull might win, but in the end the diablitos prevail!
There are sometimes hundreds of spectators of both foreigners
and locals to this festival, but only local men who have
carved their own masks are allowed to participate.
are now seeking adventurous people to join us on this amazing
journey. Our guided tour is not an ordinary tour. We want you
to discover an extraordinary and personal adventure and allow
you to get an intimate understanding of the community.
the Baile in 2006, Boyero Tours was commended by the Boruca
Development Commission as an example of what ethno-tourism in
Boruca should be. We (Sarah Joy & Julio) act as
translators, coordinators and cultural guides, helping the
local guides to share their culture and traditions with you.
note that this is a flexible itinerary and will be adjusted
to accommodate the interests and needs of the group as a
whole and the timing will be adjusted for Boruca's special
brand of "Tico Time".
below for the itinerary.