Yorkín, is a community located at the outskirts of La Amistad National Park, on the border between Costa Rica and Panama, surrounded by beautiful nature conformed by a dense forest on the banks of the Yorkín River. Its purpose is to procure dignification and the socio-economic improvement of the inhabitants of Yorkín through the diversification of production and the development of Community-based Rural Tourism. It is this aspect which our association has taken on with enthusiasm and responsibility, and in which the tourism activity is used as a tool for nature conservation and the preservation of our traditions. The visitors will have the opportunity to learn about our ancestral practices in organic agriculture, preparation of cacao, knitting of “suita” (palm leaves), confection of handicrafts made of pumpkin and other natural materials, archery and ancient bribri songs dedicated to the earth, corn, cacao and nature.
This Program seeks to provide the volunteer with basic knowledge of conservation processes, harmony with nature, the indigenous Bribri culture, and socio-economic support to the community. This is achieved through practical activities in an orderly and guided process by the inhabitants of the community of Yorkín. Through this Program, the volunteer will have direct contact with their natural environment and the way of life of the local families during their stay in the village.
[info]Those interested should send a request indicating the selected program to our offices in San José, Costa Rica, directed to Isaac Alfaro, Coordinator, or contact us by phone at (506) 22-90-86-51 / (506) 87-25-70-00; or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org[/info]