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House of the Dreamer - Casa Del Sonador

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Worth a stop if you're in the area

I read about this place in my tour books. When we decided to go to the Orosi Valley, this was one... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Houston, Texas
Great spot for a reasonably priced, well crafted souviner

We spent around 30 minutes choosing which carvings to purchase and take home with us. Cost was $10... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Amy S
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“last supper”(2 reviews)
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Route 224, 1 km west of Cachi Dam, Cachi, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I read about this place in my tour books. When we decided to go to the Orosi Valley, this was one place I really wanted to see. The men who carve wood here are the sons of a famous Costa Rican sculptor who used to...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We spent around 30 minutes choosing which carvings to purchase and take home with us. Cost was $10 each! Hand made. The building itself has gorgeous carvings as well. The owners/artists are a pleasure to meet.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Absolutely amazing surprise on the way, an experience which will really stay in your heart. But anyway, I very much think the same as other reviews here - it's worth it always when its on your way, not to take a detour. But if you...More

Thank eva k
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My home is about 15 minutes from The Dreamer and so when we have friends visiting from the states we'll take them there to shop. When they have good inventory my friends usually find a little something to take back home with them but often...More

Thank Char031256
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I completely agree with another review posted about this spot... It's cool, unique, small, but nonetheless interesting. "The Dreamer" has spent a great deal of time carving the roots from coffee trees into ghoulish faces and other peculiarities. If you're in the Orosi Valley, certainly...More

Thank ndsci
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We were in Orosi and took the bus to get there, we stayed 5 min in this small house and then waited 30 minutes in the burning sun to get back home. If you have a car or if it's on your way, stop and...More

Thank MaggieSultan
Reviewed 9 February 2015

On our first trip to the Orosi Valley 4 years we passed up the House of the Dreamer. So, this time around we made it a priority to visit. A wonderfully unique house with an interesting history. This small two level house and "art gallery"...More

2  Thank ninajoven
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is the workshop of two brothers, who are continuing to create the carvings like their father made. They carve coffee tree trunks into unique figures and faces. All carvings are 5 mil colones each. And the building itself is interesting with carvings, including the...More

Thank KurtSMI
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