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Enjoy the Gold Panning Tour
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Dos Brazos del Rio Tigre was one of the main gold mining sites for many years, and like all mining towns they had to deal with social problems such as prostitution, alcoholism and crime. When Costa Rica began to conserve and mining activity was prohibited, the economy gradually began to disappear, as did its inhabitants who went in search of better opportunities.
Many years have passed and people continue to live on subsistence mining that allows them to feed their families. With the passage of time, a tourist industry has emerged little by little, run mainly by foreign people who have established themselves there.
The tour consists of visiting with some of the miners the places where they work, and learning with them how to extract gold from the bottom of the rivers with rustic implements handmade by themselves, in addition to enjoying their good humor and laughing while listening to the stories from a nostalgic past that will not return.
- Walking shoes comfortable
- Chubasqueif it’s in rainy weather
- Mosquito repellent
- Swim suit
What does it include?
- A walk along the river until you the reach
- Guia bilingual point
- Transport (optional)
What does not include it?
The meeting point is the communal hall of Dos Brazos del Río Tigre, from there you will walk with a local guide or even with the same miner to the site of the tour, once at the site the miner explains how to do it and then you will try to get gold on your own, the gold you extract can be taken as a souvenir. After the tour, you can bathe in the river and then return to the starting point where they will wait for you with a typical Costa Rican lunch.
They move from Puerto Jiménez along the main street in just 30 minutes, you will find an entrance labeled with the name of the Rio Tigre de dos Brazos.
By public transport.
In his own simple car
In the transport provided by the association
In the communal lounge they will offer typical Costa Rican cuisine lunch service for all the public.