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Boruca: Cultural Heritage

The cultural heritage of a nation or region is not solely composed of monuments and museum collections, but also of living intangible expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. The definition of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is made up of oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge […]

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The Borucans ~ People of survivors

~ by Susie Atkinson The Boruca Indian history contains some very hard chapters.  Through the long duration of the Spanish conquest, they did not give up! The Diquis region (southern border of Costa Ballena) became an important gold mining center, which brought raids and warfare with other indigenous groups. Columbus reported that he had found a land rich in […]

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Happy Tourists

~ by Susie AtkinsonIn Costa Ballena, we are at the height of the tourism season from Christmas to Easter. For people wanting to escape the snow and freezing cold, where is best place to go? The tropics! Whale watching, fishing, hiking to waterfalls, bird watching, and of course, the never-ending miles of sandy beaches will keep you tourists occupied. Having […]

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How Do We Get To Boruca? South Pacific Costa Rica, indigenous culture

Boruca Gallery Gift Shop

Boruca Gallery Gift Shop~ by Susie AtkinsonLooking for a unique souvenir of your trip to Costa Rica – something that is a true representation of the local folklore and does not have that “Made in China” stamp on it? Look no further; Boruca Gallery Gift Shop has handcrafted products that were made by the Borucans, our local indigenous. The […]

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The Boruca Little Devils’Gam

The Boruca Little Devils’ Game

By Cristhian González Gómez The Boruca Little Devils’Gam is a ceremony, which takes place between December 30 and January 2, originally named Cagbrúˇ rójc (1) in Brunca language, and known as “The little devils’ game” outside of Boruca Territory, is about the struggle of native Borucas against the Europeans (Síˇcua rójc) during colonial times. In […]

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Life in 14th Century Paradise

~ by Susan Atkinson I would think the readers would be interested in learning about other indigenous people in Costa Rica. Although it does not pertain to the Southern zone, it does make a comparison to the Borucans. “Costa Rica is a paradise” – so the indigenous thought – until the Spanish conquest in 1492-1520 […]

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