The village is accessible from two entrances off the Pan America Highway; both are
dirt and gravel roads. The southern road is less accessible during periods of heavy
rain and should be taken with caution. Fuel is not available in the village and should
be purchased prior to entering the territory. Daily bus service is available from
Buenos Aires. specific directions still needed
Visitors can choose from rustic cabin accommodations, more traditional ranchero
sleeping arrangements or homestays with Borucan families. The village has running
water and electricity.
Two small convenience stores offer basics including drinks and snacks. Two bars
are open nightly offering a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options as well as
food. An Internet café offers visitors a use of computers. There is a small clinic just
outside of the town center equipped to handle basic first aid needs. The closest
hospital is located about an hour away.
Things to do:
Four main artisan groups are located within walking distance from the two bus
stops and village center. These groups, and other individual crafters, are open daily
selling a variety of traditional handmade items including masks, drums, weapons,
jewelry, bags and more.
Boruca also attracts visitors for its traditional festivals. Baile de los Diablitos, the
most well known festival, runs from midnight December 31 through January 2. This
celebration is a reenactment of the tribe driving out Spanish Conquistadors.
Other festivals include:
La Mura - December 7-9 commemorates the shared dance between the Boruca and
the African slaves brought by the Spanish.
Las Juntas – October – A day of common work where Borucans take part in
Dia de Las Culturas – October 12 – a national Costa Rican holiday celebrating the
culture of the indigenous people