Carib Cultural Village by the Sea (Kalinago Barana Aute)

Carib Cultural Village by the Sea (Kalinago Barana Aute)

Carib Cultural Village by the Sea (Kalinago Barana Aute)
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wbl3
By wbl3
Disappointed
3.0 of 5 bubblesFeb 2020
I was disappointed in this attraction. We drove a very long way (70+ minutes each way) to see this. I saw on their website it says you can see these things: “The huts (ajoupas) feature traditional activities such as canoe building, cassava processing, basket weaving, calabash carving, and herb collection and preparation. Demonstrations are conducted on a daily basis from October through April.” This is what really happened. When we arrived, we paid our fees and waited for the tour guide in a room that had historical information facts posted all over the walls. You read this information yourself and then the guide tells you to ask him if you have any questions about it when he starts the tour. We walked along a path for about 15 minutes that goes in a circle and the guide talked a little about the people along the way, mostly pointing out some of the local plants along the path. There was a pretty waterfall at the end. There was a snack bar and two souvenir booths at the end. The only traditional activities we actually saw were two ladies at the souvenir booths basket weaving. We did buy a souvenir to support them. I have done some Google searching myself to learn more about the Kalinago people and have great respect for them, but I had wished I had not taken a day and paid a driver to drive this far to come see this. You will learn more by visiting their website and Google searching. Maybe the Touna Kalinago Heritage Village would be a more enlightening experience.

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Margaret B
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Extremely educational, giving me a historical perspective and knowledge about sustainable indigenous cultures. The guide was excellent about responding to our questions.
Written 7 May 2024
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wbl3
Tennessee123 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was disappointed in this attraction. We drove a very long way (70+ minutes each way) to see this. I saw on their website it says you can see these things: “The huts (ajoupas) feature traditional activities such as canoe building, cassava processing, basket weaving, calabash carving, and herb collection and preparation. Demonstrations are conducted on a daily basis from October through April.” This is what really happened. When we arrived, we paid our fees and waited for the tour guide in a room that had historical information facts posted all over the walls. You read this information yourself and then the guide tells you to ask him if you have any questions about it when he starts the tour. We walked along a path for about 15 minutes that goes in a circle and the guide talked a little about the people along the way, mostly pointing out some of the local plants along the path. There was a pretty waterfall at the end. There was a snack bar and two souvenir booths at the end. The only traditional activities we actually saw were two ladies at the souvenir booths basket weaving. We did buy a souvenir to support them. I have done some Google searching myself to learn more about the Kalinago people and have great respect for them, but I had wished I had not taken a day and paid a driver to drive this far to come see this. You will learn more by visiting their website and Google searching. Maybe the Touna Kalinago Heritage Village would be a more enlightening experience.
Written 20 February 2020
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,946 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
This cultural center is somewhat out of the beaten track but if you happen to drive in front of it, it would be worth taking the steep descent to its entry. Short but quite instructive guided tours are available for a decent price and will allow you to know more about the last indigenous people of the Caribbean. Traditional artefacts are also available for sale.
Written 20 November 2019
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Katie L
Miami, FL140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Once you arrive, you immediately sense the way of life of these Indigenous people. They are friendly and beautiful. The y lead you through a tour and you will get to sample some of their local and tasty foods. I enjoyed all especially the cassava bread!
Written 29 June 2017
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Suskin333
Simsbury, CT5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We went to the Barana Aute to learn more about the Kalinago which I am very interested in. We bought a ticket and asked for a map. We were told there was no map to give out, but we could use the one on the wall as a guide. It was not very detailed.
We walked around for about 30 minutes, but there were very few tourists, let alone Kalinago there. We felt there was a lot of information about this place on their website, but there is little guidance in finding information once you get there. They did have some labels for things, but no one to ask about them. Fortunately we did meet some Kalinagos in the nearby village that were wonderfully friendly and invited us to tour their abode and living area. It was quite an experience. But we didn't want to pick their brains about their culture as we thought it would be rude, which is why we went to the Barana Aute.
Written 30 April 2017
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JustRose_CH
Basel, Switzerland2,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Definitely worth a visit. A guide explains about the history of Dominican people and shows you around the land explaining how the tribes still live. There is an opportunity to buy local hand made crafts at very reasonable prices. Lovely opportunity to support the tribes.
Written 29 March 2017
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MalTorero
Sydney, Australia175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
This exceeded our expectations. The guide was very knowledgeable and even our 4 year old got a lot from it in terms of understanding how different berries, woods, etc are used.
Written 3 February 2017
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Dominica46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016
The Kalinago Barana Aute is a purpose-built attraction which takes its visitors back in time to a typical Kalinago settlement. This open museum explores the lifestyles of the Kalinago people by allowing visitors to experience the way this indigenous tribe lived.The attraction reflects the heritage, resilience and accomplishments of the Kalinagos by showcasing aspects of their food, dances, traditions, myths and beliefs. It is unique to the island of Dominica and the Caribbean region, and a must see for families and cultural enthusiasts alike.
Written 21 September 2016
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h0l0m
Dominica2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014
The tour services provided by Kalinago Tours to the Kalinago Territory is a must for anyone wishing to visit this unique community.
Written 26 June 2015
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Glen W
Mesquite, TX177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Did you know that the some of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed here, and some places like this vilage were used as reference to recreate some scenes. Well it is a great experience to see this place.
Written 26 August 2014
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