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"Descendants of Chorotega Indians" Guaitil by kyoub

Guaitil Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 17 photos

Tranquil village

Even the cows are contented in the little village of Guaitil. The main attraction here is the ethnic pottery. The women have been making it the same way for generations, with clay dug from the hills nearby.

Pottery for sale

They have their pottery on display on roadside racks and tables. Some are on display in their homes. Just stop and browse. You are sure to see a few pieces that you cannot live without. I bought a piece that was shaped like a turtle.

My turtle

A great conversation piece made by the Chorotega Indian women.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Worth the effort to get there
  • In a nutshell:A rewarding detour
  • Last visit to Guaitil: May 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    Volcanoes and waterfalls, my sort of scenery. The quieter, the better.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    yet more costa rica majic - god, what a stunning country

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    I really like the sound of that shower, and the lodge's restaurant :) Great bird photos too and the pottery looks interesting

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2008 at 8:02 AM

    Another delightful group of tips, Kay. I, too, really like the looks of the turtle pottery. The lake, waterfall, birds all make for a lovely vacation spot.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2007 at 10:11 AM

    Discovering the waterfall must have been exciting, Kay! I've never seen a live volcano before, so I'd have to keep an eye out for that! Thanks for the tips!!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2007 at 6:38 AM

    great tips,Kay!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 10:35 PM

    I like your turtle pottery :-) Birds, lake, volcano and sceneries make it interesting destination, indeed.


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