1. Chocolate tastes better when you make it yourself buzzfeed.com The Térraba make chocolate the old-school way, growing and roasting the beans and grinding them on an ancient metate stone. They'll let you try it out, and the effort makes the hot chocolate you drink at the end even sweeter. 2. Pet takes on a whole new meaning buzzfeed.com There were dogs and a cat, but also raccoons and free-flying parrots as family pets. 3. You can drink this. buzzfeed.com It's not a cup of tadpoles, it's tiny seeds called chan that they soak to make a beverage. Tastes like mint tea. 4. Kids everywhere love pictures buzzfeed.com These kids go to school, but they were off for a break. They loved posing for pictures and then seeing themselves. They also wanted to take the cameras and take pictures of us. 5. Homebrew chicha is a sneaky little bugger buzzfeed.com The bucket is chicha, a corn brew that Latin-American indigenous communities make. You never know how strong it is. 6. You can find smartypants anywhere buzzfeed.com Carlos, a Térraba teenager, is great at math. He does the calculations to engineer the roof structures for outdoor living areas and wants to be a game developer. 7. Sometimes off the beaten path means you'd never find it on your own. buzzfeed.com The indigenous lands are sprinkled with fabulous waterfalls and other sites. It's really fun to swim under them, but you'd NEVER get there without a local to guide you. 8. Doing nothing is surprisingly entertaining buzzfeed.com Life moves at a slower pace in a tribe. But chilling in a hammock is actually really fun.