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Beautiful Work

Very unique and beautiful art, I purchased a mug here. Next trip maybe I will work on making my own... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Haliburton, Ontario, Canada
So much fun

What a fantastic way to spend some time in Tamarindo, we had a blast creating our own pottery... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Eva T
Nelson, Canada
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Costa Rican pottery workshop and store. Local Artist Arbin Espinoza Guevara hand builds and fires all pottery onsite. The studio is open to the public every day and pottery lessons are available. Please see our website for more details.
La Rotonda | next to the restaurant Surf Shack, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8418 5199
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I attended a course with Arbin at Guaitil Pottery Studio last week and paid 60 US dollars to make a pot. I duly made my piece of pottery over a three day period, Arbin told me he needed to fire it in his kiln and...More

Thank Ann D
Reviewed 10 February 2018

My husband and I spent a month in Tamarindo and I thought it would be fun to take a pottery class. I signed up and went to my first of three classes and found out I was the only one in the class. I was...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Very unique and beautiful art, I purchased a mug here. Next trip maybe I will work on making my own as well - assuming I can make the time.

Thank ComeWanderwithLinda
Reviewed 1 January 2018

What a fantastic way to spend some time in Tamarindo, we had a blast creating our own pottery. Arbin is a gem...don't forget to buy one of his handmade designs his work is awesome

Thank Eva T
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Looking for a great way to spend some time in Tamarindo? Arbin Espinoza Guevara is a master craftsman! We worked in his shop to create unique locally inspired pieces. He is patient and we loved hanging out with his family in the shop right near...More

Thank Idahobrowns
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Guaitil is a quaint little village where families have been making pottery for thousands of years. There are myriad potter's sheds complete with old-fashioned round mud kilns and informal shops to purchase the beautiful products made by the locals. No trip to Costa Rico is...More

Thank BRLG2004
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of 2 adults and 3 children. There was great instruction and we were all helped along the way. So much fun was had by all. Something unique to remember our vacation with.

Thank Alay077
GuaitilPottery, Owner at Guaitil Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

It was great working with you guys. I had a lot of fun seeing what the kids came up with. Thank you!

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped at a shop before we got to town and the owner was amazing. He explained the complete process. We touched the clay- he explained the symbols- let us see the kiln- absolutely kind. Shared the story of his family. So much more welcoming...More

Thank Lonni S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We were so grateful to have stumbled upon Guaitil Pottery Studio during our stay in Tamarindo. Owner Arbin and his brother William, two hospitable and genuine gentlemen, were beyond helpful with my friends and I. We were taken out for surf lessons where William was...More

1  Thank mmmeg77
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've visited Guaitil, a little town just outside of Santa Cruz, many times. Their main industry? Pottery making. And, since we stay right here in Tamarindo every January, we got a second chance to admire fantastic pieces!! When we visited the "Tamarindo Pottery Studio" the...More

Thank TerrierWhoTravels
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31 March 2017|
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Sorry for the late reply! We've moved 2 times and I'm just checking my msg.! This studio is located right beside the American burger/dog restau on the turnaround.