Samay Latin Art

Samay Latin Art, Puerto Ayora: Hours, Address, Samay Latin Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Samay Latin Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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New name, same location, same great attention to the discerning client. Jewelry & Latin American art, mostly Ecuadorian artists and artists from the Galapagos. At the Gallery you will find sculptures and paintings, ceramics and tagua carvings, hats, bags and the most beautiful tapestries.
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sealcoater
Coral Gables, FL302 contributions
The buyer of this store has a keen eye on beautiful things at a very reasonable price. Shopping in a clean and beautiful atmosphere also lends one to enjoy the experience even more.
Written 27 June 2022
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We are glad you had a good time at our Gallery. You may always contact us through our website samaylatinart.com We are happy to assist you.
Written 21 July 2022
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Kevin K
Dublin, Ireland47 contributions
Went in to view a small sculpture that was beautiful but unfortunately beyond our price point, left after buying a stunning pierced silver pendant for my wife at what was a fair price.

Definitely worth a look.
Written 28 April 2022
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Thank you for visiting our Gallery. I am glad you found something for your wife. Please let us know if we can do anything else for you. Feel free to contact us through our website: samaylatinart.com All the best
Written 25 June 2022
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Robin F
Charleston, SC2 contributions
Must visit when In Ecuador. After touring the Galapagos I was fortunate enough to visit this amazing art gallery. My fiend and I were in awe. I picked out two sculpted Blue Footed Boobie birds that simply resonated with me. I loved those birds for 2 years and recently the were lost in a move. I was crushed until I hunted down this gallery again, on line. Paola couldn’t have been more helpful in helping me, long distance, find just the right two birds that resonated. Pictures, video chat, she did everything she could to make sure I found the perfect replacement birds. I can’t say enough good things about their art and their kindness.
Written 23 February 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate it. The birds look fantastic in your new home. Thank's for the picture. All the best for you and your family
Written 25 June 2022
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Cody W
Phoenix, AZ8 contributions
Samay is a wonderful gallery situated right in downtown Puerto Ayora. It has plenty of beautiful art displayed from mostly local artists, inspired by Galapagos/Ecuadorian culture. I purchased a great handmade leather bag and ceramic bowl that are both high-quality pieces and practical- my girlfriend loved them both. Definitely on the higher end of galleries and probably the nicest in the Galapagos.

The owners and service there was absolutely fantastic. They helped me wrap and ship both my items back to US with no issues, they went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. Thank you Paola!

I highly recommend stopping by and checking out their art!
Written 29 December 2021
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We are glad you had a good time at our Gallery. Paola, my wife, she is the best. Feel free to contact us through our website at samaylatinart.com, in case you need a Christmas gift. It's only 6 months away! Have a great day and all the best
Written 25 June 2022
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Liz B
Dallas, TX175 contributions
Friends
Lovely gallery with local artists' art, jewelry, hats, bags. The work is gorgeous. My friend group left with earrings, sculptures, and baby alpaca yarn mittens.
Written 19 November 2021
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Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoy what you got at SAMAY Latin Art. Have a look at our website, samaylatinart.com, maybe you find something for the next upcoming Birthday. best wishes Martin
Written 25 June 2022
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
The gallery is eye catching, located on the corner of the road, facing you as you return from the Darwin Research Center. My eye was drawn to the woven tapestries in the window, with an extensive range of patterns and sizes within the store. We established that they were from Peru and as such were likely to be a lot more expensive than available on the mainland. as such it made little sense to lug one around during our island hoping trip. I enjoyed the visit, but came away empty handed - maybe next time.
Written 31 January 2020
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Fran F
3 contributions
I saw a lovely tapestry for sale in this studio when visiting Puerto Ayora,but didn't have room in my suitcase to bring it home to the US. So, I ordered it over the phone after returning home- it arrived within two weeks; I was pleased with the service. Yes, the prices are rather expensive but I'm pleased with the quality of my woven tapestry.
Written 12 December 2019
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Travel Mine
Indianapolis, IN5 contributions
We went in to buy something we saw in the window, but the staff was very rude. I could not believe how rude they were. I went down the street and made my purchase at a lovely store called Tortoise Jewelry. A very nice lady helped us and they had some very unique pieces.
Written 3 December 2019
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Hi, it has been a while since you wrote your review, but I still want to let you know that we own and run this Gallery for over 20 Years now and we have never been rude to anyone! When I first read the review I thought, WHAT, this person was definitely not in OUR Gallery. I still believe that this is the case. Sorry you had a bad experience in the Galapagos. When you come back, stop by and we will be happy to assist you in the best possible way, as always!
Written 27 August 2021
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MindStorm
Honolulu, HI880 contributions
Friends
We were wandering town and walked into here, attracted by the very nice quality stuff in the window. The art on sale here is probably the best we saw on our wanderings.

We were surprised to see Miguel Illesci's metal sculptures there. He is one of the best artists in Cuenca (on the mainland, up in the Sierras). The store is worth a stop just to see his work alone!
Written 26 June 2019
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David S
Cuenca, Ecuador286 contributions
This gallery has some of the nicest art available. But being from Cuenca, I noticed that are from my city was almost double in price. Be careful.
Written 28 April 2019
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Hi there, since you live in Cuenca you might know that here in the Galapagos we have a special law. This law establishes that wages are almost twice as high as they are on the continent. Second: We have to ship everything first to the airport at Baltra island, then by car to the Itabaca channel, then on a boat to cross the channel and then by truck to Puerto Ayora. That gives you an idea why things are more expencive here on the island. But I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Gallery.
Written 27 August 2021
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Samay Latin Art is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM