Danilo Layan had the dream of creating a cultural meeting place that welcomes people from all over the world, reinforces indigenous traditions, supports the local communities and teaches a form of sustainable tourism.
Located at Bambu of Talamanca, “Ditsöwö Ú” is a lodge and cultural center.
The word in Bribri (indigenous language) does not have a simple translation but literally means “house of corn”, the sacred food of the natives that with their varied colors represents the different cultures. Danilo Layan had the dream of creating a cultural meeting place that welcomes people from all over the world, reinforces indigenous traditions, supports the local communities and teaches a form of sustainable tourism that respects the environment and the culture. Ditsöwö Ú brings all this together and gives you an authentic and unforgettable experience in a peaceful environment.
Entering this magical space, a set of buildings built of natural and traditional materials you can feel the positive energy and a tranquility that lets you escape from everyday life. You will not find closed rooms with air conditioning, the TV and the pool are missing but Ditsöwö Ú offers you a better luxury.
That aura of peace and freedom is passed on to the Talamancans; they are very proud of their roots and they invite you to know a very different way of living and being. They share their knowledge about the Bribri culture and they give you friendship. You feel welcome and as a family.
Ditsöwö Ú is a school of life, a great exchange of ideas and serves as a refuge for people who have love for humanity, and feel deep affection for indigenous people and the environment. It is a good example that there is a better world, based on the principles of respect, love, charity and peace. That experience is priceless.
Today you will drive or get to Bribri from where you will be.
At night you will have te chance to meet Danilo and listen words of wisdom and love.
Included: lodging and dinner
his morning the cook greets you with a smile and a breakfast prepared in a stove that gives a unique flavor to the food.
Volunteering in the community could be painting a local school, create a bookshelf for the school library, help in the daily task at the lodge and so much more. Projects will be created with the help of Danilo, which will prioritize the community needs.
Included: volunteer activity, breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodging.
Today you can choose from different experiences such as:
– Visit another indigenous community deep in the jungle
– Visit the Awa (medicine man) he will tell you stories about the indigenous Bribri cosmovision, the great stories of the creation of the universe and the expectations they have with natural life.
– Chocolate Tour
– Waterfall Hike
Included: chosen experiences, breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodging
Today you will say goodbye to your new family at Ditsowo U and continue your trip.