Boruca is an indigenous tribe of the South Pacific, located in the Talamanca Mountains, 20 km from Panama. The Boruca tribe has approximately 2,000 members and is located in an indigenous reserve, where about 140 km² of land are protected for use. According to Costa Rican law, tribes on reserve lands, such as Boruca, have the right to self-govern.
Boruca is a proud indigenous people of Costa Rica. His impressive hand-carved Boruca masks are so popular that imitations are sold throughout the Central American country. But indigenous culture is more than a mask. Boruca is based on faith in the wisdom of the ancients and the legends of Boruca that count, transmitted for centuries. Boruca’s identity reflects a deep respect for the stories told, the nature that surrounds them and the community they share.
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