Native to Brunca takes viewers to various locations throughout the region of land known as ‘Brunca’ during pre-colonial times. For those that don’t know, the colonial period began in the 1500s in what is now Costa Rica. This area of land was inhabited mainly by tribes and indigenous communities prior to this period of colonisation. Check out the map of Costa Rica below which shows where Brunca was:

This series takes viewers right into the heart of Costa Rica’s cultural heritage and its Osa Peninsula, visiting the Corcovado National Park, Piedras Blancas National Park, Puerto Jímenez, the Boruca Indigenous Reserve, and various areas in and around the Golfo Dulce. 

Further north and along the Pacific coast in the Puntarenas Province, viewers explore the Marino Ballena National Park, the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary, and the marine conservation areas alongside Uvita. We are also hoping to film in the waters surrounding the Cocos Island National Park, over 500 km off the coast of mainland Costa Rica. Viewers are also taken to the Cloud Forest Region of Monteverde, visiting the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Curicancha Private Reserve, and the Monteverde Wildlife Refuge. 

To see all the locations featured in Native to Brunca, explore our Guardians Map here: 



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