Manzanillo, Talamanca, Costa Rica
Dates: Includes a your stay at Cabinas Bucus May 30 - June 4 (5 nights)
This tour will bring you in direct contact with Talamancan producers and naturalists, and will provide you with practical insight into the local food system in this area known for its autonomy, incredible biodiversity, and unique mix of Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean cultures. You'll see how large scale plantation agriculture, development, and even tourism have threatened food sovereignty and local economies in this area, and how local people are working together to face the challenges of protecting their land, their culture and to create a more sustainable Talamanca. Experience how the incredible abundance of tropical super foods this regions is known for can promote health and well being. You'll have your chance to cook traditional foods with a local chef, learn about local plant medicine and the nutritional value of locally grown foods such as cacao. During the tour you will be staying in Manzanillo, a beach town along the Caribbean Coast known for its amazing coral reefs, frequent sloth, monkey and toucan sightings, and entry into the Gandoca/Manzanillo National Reserve.