Coconut Workshop
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Coconut Workshop

4 h
About this activity
Planning on going to Cartagena or already there? Bet you haven't discovered La Boquilla yet; we give you the opportunity to discover it while supporting an amazing project. The project Madres-Cabeza de Familia y sus Cocos (Mothers head of family and their coconuts) is an association of 7 women. In 2008 they took part in a crafts-class sponsored by the foundation ProBoquilla, nowadays they produce jewelry, silverware, containers, vases, belts and accessories out of coconuts, and the best of it all, is that they will gladly teach you how to make your own souvenirs. The process isn't as easy as we put it; in order to fabricate something, a lot of work as well as time are required. First, the coconuts must be soaked, cleaned and cut; this process takes up several hours. After that the coconuts have to be polished; a tough labor that must be done with several breaks in between. Despite the time consuming nature of this process, all the time put in it is definitely be worth it in the results. Not only is it an amusing and interesting process, but also the women in charge of it are really incredible. Women with amazing personalities shaped by their life stories, who are making beautiful things with simple means and are always willing to share their knowledge. Regarding the days schedule, here is a bit more information on how it will go. First well drive to La Boquilla where you'll be greeted by the coconut-ladies who'll introduce you to the art of making souvenirs out of coconuts. Participants get the opportunity to make their own souvenir out of the prepared pieces of coconut. You'll also get a cold coconut beverage, undoubtedly a welcomed treat, while working in a rustic restaurant on the beach of La Boquilla. After you finish your unique handcraft souvenir, you will get the chance to go for a swim in the Caribbean Sea before we go back to your hotel. If you choose to stay at the beach for some more time, you can book a delayed transport for an additional charge.
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