The Maleku Culture and Service Experience Live and work in an indigenous Costa Rican community and discover a fascinating culture
The Maleku Village comprises of approx. 20 members, who live on a private forest reserve of about 20 acres just at th botton of the Arenal volcano at Go Sdventure Park.
The village of Palenque Arenal says capi capi and welcomes you to an amazing experience of nature, cultural immersion, art, and adventure with new friends in a colorful indigenous private reservation.
The Maleku are one of Costa Rica’s seven remaining indigenous groups and have lived in the northern regions of Costa Rica for centuries. They speak Maleku, a Chibchan dialect that is distinct from the neighboring Mayan, and have managed to maintain their distinct cultural identity through waves of Western influence. But increasing development and globalization in Costa Rica have left them clinging to a rich tradition and culture that is slowly being absorbed by mainstream Tico society. There are only about 600 Maleku people left living on the northern plains communities in Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in their little-known way of life during this unique experience. You’ll participate in Maleku ceremonies, learn about the medicinal uses of plants from the rainforest, create your own colorful, traditional artwork, and even pick up a few Maleku words and phrases. Your group will even have the chance to stay in a traditional Maleku house wihin the forest and feel the real spirit of the Maleku Tribe.
MALEKU CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
– Introduction to the culture.
– 3 dance performance
– The medicinal plants trail
– The sacret tree performnce
– Chaman Spiritual Ritual.
– and More
Immerse yourself in the Maleku culture and learn about a way of life very different from your own.
– Morning Tour: 8:am
– Adternoon Tour: 3: pm
BOOK THE EXPERIENCE
- Learn about the Maleku people’s traditional use of medicinal plants, and pick up a few Maleku words.
- Paint jicaras and masks with traditional Maleku designs.
- Swim in the amazing Arenal waters.
Discover the land of the Maleku, a sacred territory that you will see through the eyes of the people who have called it their home for centuries. Read More
FREE ENTRANCE FEE
-More than 100medicinal species.
-The chaman spiritual experience.
– Maleku guide through a medicinal plant garden where we’ll get to learn about Maleku medicine and their relationship with the ecosystem.
-Experience a unique knowledge of Indian life Malecu and a real approach to their beliefs, myths, ceremonies and dances. Read More
The Chaman: For thousands of years the various Central American Indian Tribes have had Medicine Men, or Women who passed down through the generations the wonders of the medicinal plants in the jungle. It has grown and been fostered by generations of trial and error to the point that some of their remedies and cures for many ailments are far superior to modern medicine. Read More.