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“Authentic stop!”
Review of Souvenir Leo

Souvenir Leo
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My fiancé and I stopped at Leo’s on our way to La Fortuna and we are glad we did! What a quaint and authentic gift shop. Leo and Marisol make a great team creating beautiful handmade goods. We bought multiple wooden souvenirs for ourselves and family. They were so kind and showed us around, and explained the materials they use. Great artwork! Definitely worth a visit. Thank you Leo and Marisol!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited this small souvenir shop on our way out of La Fortuna. The shop is about 30 minutes from downtown La Fortuna, close to Proyecto Asis. The shop is full of handcrafted wood items, many carved by the husband owner Leo and painted by his wife Marisol. We bought several nice pieces, but we were most impacted by the genuine hospitality and warmth from the owners. They greeted us with cold, fresh coconut juice from their garden and engaged us in great conversation. My daughters had a great time practicing their Spanish with Marisol. Before leaving, Leo presented each of us with a small wooden gift. This was a really unique experience, and if you are in the area, I would recommend visiting this shop.

Thank Kristin H
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Leo and his wife are artists and very nice people who do make you feel at home. Be warned- the shop is well outside of the main Arenal Fortuna area and the selection is small.

Thank rtuden
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were recommended to this artisan shop by our hotel so we took a quick drive to get a few family gifts. It was much more than we expected. The husband and wife team greeted us with a fresh coconut and gave us a tour of the store and history of its beginnings. The store was loaded with local artisanal goods that were priced very reasonably which they make many themselves on property. The store is adjacent to their home and we saw they had many birds that live outside on their property who are essentially like their children. We played with the birds and had a ball with them for over an hour. They were such a highlight of our trip and a must if you're in the area.

Thank staciL123
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The shop has a great selection of wood carvings and paintings at prices the same or cheaper than all the same shops in La Fortuna. The couple that owns the shop are extremely welcoming and offered a cold coconut. First time I had ever had one and it was delicious. They then offered us fresh fruit and showed us their Parrotts and parakeets. I bought most of my souvenirs there and do not regret it at all. You're best off buying from them and not the commercialized ones downtown.

Thank Nathan S
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