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“Interesting place to shop”
Review of Souvenir Museum

Souvenir Museum
Ranked #1 of 6 Shopping in Alajuela
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Authentic handicraft, handmade in Costa Rica. Shopping with purpose!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The souvenir museum verdes & colores is a well done small shop. They stock interesting things that aren't seen at all the shops. Some very pretty orchid jewelry. The only negative are the prices. The shop is worth visiting to find the extra special something to remember your trip by.

Thank casitica
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Thank you very much for your comment; it’s always a pleasure to receive new visitors and we’re happy to know that you liked the shop.

Verdes&Colores is the first store in Costa Rica to be certified by the World Fair Trade Organization; and by these standards, final prices for our products are set through a transparent relationship between the producer and the social enterprise in an effort to justly compensate the artisans for their work.

We focus our efforts to improve the supply and variety of products including price range, so we hope that you were able to find something of your linking to take back home.

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love this store, the products are unique, one of a kind, quality arts and crafts that are also environmentally friendly and that help different local projects... Can't ask for more.

Every time I visit Costa Rica, this is a must stop for me, I've gotten so many nice things and every year I visit I find even better products.

If you are on your way to Poas Volcano this is right on your route, but if you are not, just the trip there would be worth it... do not miss this store, you will find something you like and will treasure for ever!!!

Thank Mariasol D
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Hello Sunshine2377, thank you very much!

Every time you visit you’re supporting the development of Costarican artisan communities; so thanks for sending more travellers our way!

Our team is very excited to learn that during your visit you could explore, learn and now share with others the unique experience we try to provide at Verdes&Colores Souvenir-Museum. 

Please be sure to visit next time you’re around, we’ll be happy to see you again.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very nice place, with a wonderful girl who explain lot of things!! Really interesting!
We bought a fabulous buruca mask (blue one)!
Thanks again for all!

Marion and Laurent. (France)

PS: could you send us by email the little description card which was with the mask we bought? :)

Thank Killzelolo
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Hi Marion and Laurent!

It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores, we’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir.

Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept.

By visiting Verdes&Colores you’re making ​​a difference, helping us veer the tourism industry into a sustainable process benefiting everyone involved, which is what we’re aiming for!

As to the description card, no problem we’ll be emailing it to you shortly.

Best regards!

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

As others have said, a visit here is fascinating and worthwhile. Learn about authentic Costa Rican arts and artisans. Everything is top quality and well-priced. Makes you feel good about supporting these young business people and their sustainable and fair traded products.

Thank CAtripping
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Loved this place. Melissa (I think that was here name) was very helpful. Besides speaking excellent english, she has an excellent command of Costa Rican history and culture. They offer a wide assortment of sustainable and fair trade gifts. Everything there is made in a way that helps preserve the peoples and cultures who have made Costa Rica what it is. Everything is from Costa Rica, and most if not all the gifts are made in the traditional way. This helps preserve the indigenous cultures who have been hurt and exploited by commercial copies of what they tediously create.

If you care about meaningful gifts that actually represent the country you are visiting, this is the place for you. If not, there are 50 million other stores that sell the same thing shipped from China that has your name on it.

1  Thank Jesse P
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2013

Mrs. Jesee, thank you for the comment!!
Thanks to people like you, we continue to support artisan communities from Costa Rica. Through the authentic memorabilia gifts, we can take the stories and tell about our traditions beyond the borders.

We hope to see you again on your next visit to Costa Rica.

Regards, Team Souvenir Museum Verdes&Colores®

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