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Shopping Arts & Crafts - Costa Rica - Costa Rica Travel Guide and Travel Information

Travel Guide - Costa Rica


Shopping Arts & Crafts

You will find a large range of souvenir and gift shops around the country, specially in San José, Sarchí (a town with hundreds of traditional woodcraft shops) and on larger hotels.

Costa Rican artisans have a strong tradition of woodworking. The most attractive arts and crafts you will find in the country are made out of precious woods: bowls, boxes, jewelry, masks, mobiles, home accessories among other crafts. You will also find nice jewelry, ceramics, handmade banana and coffee paper, leather goods, seed crafts, basketry and more. You will also notice that some of the souvenirs are made in other Central American countries, specially some of the ceramic and textile crafts.

Coffee is also a good souvenir, and you can find high-quality Costa Rican brands in most super markets, with no need to pay inflated costs for export brands marketed at souvenir shops.