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“Quality over wuantity”
Review of Souvenir Leo

Souvenir Leo
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This little shop may not have the most or largest variety of souvenirs, but it makes up for it in the authenticity department!

My husband and I are woodworkers and loved talking with the owners, comparing stories and artistry. It means so much more to buy art and souvenirs when you know the people and stories behind it.

A little off the beaten path, about 39 minutes out of La Fortuna, but it’s an easy drive through the countryside.

When you arrive, the owner will greet you with a chilled coconut (it’s free!) and will talk with you about he family-run business. He is rightly proud of his work-he makes some fantastically creative pieces.

Despite a bit of a language barrier, we were able to communicate with my broken Spanish and his broken English :) if you want a view of real Costa Rica and want to take home some genuine Costa Rican art, you have to stop by souvenir Leo.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

very friendly .excellent price all type of wood thinks also different local culture items. Its right on the main road to La Fortuna Arenal.the also have nice grounds and they offered us free cocoanut water and delicious fruits local grown in there back yard
thanks

Thank 639mendels
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Cool little place for clay pots, recycled tire bird planters and wood products. Owner made and run! You are met w a fresh coconut!

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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!

Thank Dominique D
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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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