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“Lovely gifts”
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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Really high quality locally sourced gifts. Bought sloth earingings and necklace - not available in London!!
Recommend it.

Thank Wifwaf1954
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2016

Hello Wifwaf1954, thank you so much for recommending Souvenir Museum!
The earrings and necklace are more than a souvenir, they are the opportunity to continue improving the quality of life of Costa Rican artisans.
You buy, you give!
Greetings from Costa Rica.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a small store conveniently located not far from the airport that offers locally made artisan items. The beauty of this business is not only are you getting authentic items, but you are supporting local artisans by purchasing souvenirs here. We were enthusiastically greeted, informed of the mission of the souvenir museum, and after purchasing items we were sent a follow up email with the stories behind the items we purchased. I love this place.

Thank acr0cker
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Hello acr0cker. Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We really love receiving visitors like you and we are so glad you have enjoyed the authentic Costa Rican handicrafts that our artisans make and the personalized attention that our visitors receive at our museum-store. We hope to see you very soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Gorgeous space inside with amazing items! Think of a Museum of Art Gift Store with Costa Rican artifacts!

Thank Laura C
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Manager at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2016

Hello Laura! We love when our visitors discover the wonderful crafts we have and theirs stories. Thank you for you feedback! We are going to think if there is a better name that describe the authentic handicrafts we have.

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Reviewed 2 May 2015

Very good place if you want to get to know about the culture in Costa Rica. You will learn about all the handcrafts in Costa Rica and where and how they are produced. Of course you can also buy all of the displayed souvenirs in the shop for a fair price and thereby support the local communities. All the souvenirs are of high quality and 100% made in Costa Rica.

1  Thank keepcoding
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2015

Morning Keepcoding!

Is a pleasure for our social enterprise to know that you learned about the Costa Rican culture and identity through the experience in the Souvenir Museum and the quality crafts. You left your social footprint during your trip to Costa Rica.

Your comment fill us with inspiration. Thank you very much !!!

Greetings,
Team Verdes&Colores

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Reviewed 18 February 2015

We happened to be driving by today and found this place... what a nice surprise! The shop is stocked with well made arts and crafts that you are not going to find anywhere else- definitely not the same souvenirs you see over and over again in many other places... They have paintings, prints, jewelry, wood puzzles, t-shirts, pottery and small sculptures. I think it's a place worth seeking out if you are staying a night near the airport.

Thank danmarwhi
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2015

Hi Danmarwhi

It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores!
Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept.
We’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir. Hope you can visit us again next time you are in Costa Rica, we will be happy to see you again.

Best Regards,
Team Verdes&Colores

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