The “Jala de la Piedra” is one of the most important cultural activities that takes place in the Bribri culture. The “piedra” is the large, heavy stone used by the whole community to grind flour, wheat, and coffee. The community all comes together to move the stone into place. It is very symbolic, demonstrating how the community has to all work together as one in order to succeed and survive.
Very few tourists ever have the opportunity to visit this breathtakingly beautiful area of the indigenous reservation. Just the journey alone is very special. The Bribri tribe members are very shy, but they love sharing their unique culture with others.