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Souvenir Museum

| 1 km al Norte de los Tribunales de Justicia. 712, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2441 5639
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Lovely gifts

Really high quality locally sourced gifts. Bought sloth earingings and necklace - not available in... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2016
Wifwaf1954
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London, United Kingdom
authentic locally made souvenirs . . .

This is a small store conveniently located not far from the airport that offers locally made... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
acr0cker
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Bellbrook, Ohio
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Souvenir Museum is the only store-museum of authentic crafts in Costa Rica, where all the souvenirs have a story to tell. It operates under the concept of fair trade. As the first certified Fair Trade shop in Costa Rica promotes fairness throughout the value chain including customers. Today, this social company benefits more than 35 communities of artisans, creating fair trade opportunities, empowerment and improving production. Today, artisans and tourists receive benefits, quality and essence of Costa Rica each souvenir they carry. When you buy, you GIVE. Make purchases with purpose!
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18 Nov 2016
“Lovely gifts”
19 Oct 2016
“authentic locally made souvenirs . . .”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 1 km al Norte de los Tribunales de Justicia. 712, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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+506 2441 5639
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

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

Thank Wifwaf1954
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 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.

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,...More

Thank acr0cker
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....More

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
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.

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...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 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...More

Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank danmarwhi
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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...More

Reviewed 18 December 2014

This shop is wonderful. It has lots of different handmade products you won't find anywhere else. Yes it is a bit pricey, but it helps the local artists. What a better way than leaving your footprint in this great country and bring home some great...More

Thank Uschsm
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Thanks for your review! With it you are supporting for more tourists around the world to discover Souvenir Museum Verdes&Colores in Costa Rica! Verdes&Colores is a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development of the artisan communities through fair trade in the whole chain of value....More

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...More

Thank casitica
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...More

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...More

Thank Mariasol D
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...More

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...More

Thank Killzelolo
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...More

Reviewed 9 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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