"Costa Rican craft center" Sarchí by grandmaR
Sarchí Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 27 photos
After we picked up our car, we drove to Sarchi. Sarchi is one of the main centers for local crafts. Even the bridges are decorated. We parked in a guarded lot, and I went in and bought birthday presents and anniversary presents for everyone.
We bought hand carved wood creches, a folding wooden rocker with a leather back and seat (with a horse burned into the leather), an oxcart (cocktail size), one of those wooden puzzle boxes in the shape of a horse head, and coffee.
I refused to buy from anyone that wouldn't ship, as I had no room for anything extra in my luggage (I had 2 carryon bags). They didn't do the shipping well, but I mostly got wooden things which could easily be repaired. The two ceramic items that I got arrived completely smashed. I replaced them from a mail order catalog.
After we shopped, we ate lunch and then continued on our way toward Arenal.
- In a nutshell:Local Traditional Handicraft Center
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