Malecu Cultural Experience
Malecu indigenous cultural experience
Learn the ancient culture of the indigenous tribes of Costa Rica!
Welcome to Palenque Malecu Usaica Arenal ...
You will be greeted by the new Malecu tribe now living near Arenal Volcano with a traditional drink. While enjoying your approach, you will observe the ancestral dance in honor of their god "Toku" and will be part of the ceremony of "the big fight". The Malecus will introduce you into their cultural worldview and explain a little bit about their origins, their gods, beliefs and the great respect they have for the natural environment.
Once entered into their mystical point of view better, you start the guided tour by a native Malecu " Oyu Ora Chamánico " while walking will meet the tribe's shaman, who will accompany a short trail where you can learn about the different medicinal plants they use from the forest and some products that consume in their daily lives.
Halfway down the path, you will come to the sacred tree of the Malecu Village where daily they offer their prayers to its god “Toku” and experiment the cacao ritual. After we will continue on the way to the Chaman´s house and be part of a spiritual ritual and can learn from their experiences and knowledge.
Back in the main house part of the traditional handicrafts, ancient costumes and know their meaning in culture. You can also relive the traditional practice of hunting with archery and arrow “Mi ferré quijílha yu caru muri ". To finish the experience, last thing you will do is taste the different traditional dishes that will be offer by members of the tribe
To complete the show the tribe will perform the dance "Narajilek" with traditional musical instruments.
Hours: 8: am or 3:00 pm
- Introduction to the culture.
- 3 dance performance
- The medicinal plants trail
- The sacret tree performnce
- Chaman Spiritual Ritual.
- and More ....guide Malecu indigenous, bilingual guide, tasting traditional dishes, ancestral welcome drink.
$45 per person including entrance fee to Hot Springs.$55 per person including entrance fee to Hot Springs/ Lunch or Dinner
- ARENAL VOLCANO HORSE BACKRIDING
- ARENAL CANOPY TOUR
- ARENAL RIVER HORSE BACKRIDING
- MALEKU CULTURAL SHOW
- MALEKU ONE DAY EXPERIENCE
- ARENAL VOLCANO HIKE
-ARENAL HANGING BRIDGES
- RAFTING CLASS 2&3
- RAFTING CLASS 3&4
- ARENAL VOLCANO ATV
- SAFARI FLOAT TRIP
- RIO CELESTE NATIONAL PARK HIKE
- ARENAL VOLCANO MOUNTAIN BIKE
- VENADO CAVES
- CAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE REFUGE
- KAYAK ON ARENAL LAKE
-SPORT FISHING ON ARENAL LAKE
Maleku Cultural Show Details:
Morning & Afternoon Tour Time: 8 :00 AM to 3:00 PM Rain or Shine
Where to meet: Go Adventure Park, Arenal Volcano. Also we pick you up at any Hotel near the region for free. Just let us take care of you.
What to wear: Hiking shoes, long pants.
What to bring: We recommend bringing sunscreen, water, and repellent.
Important: Please plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour as we do start on time.