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Souvenir Museum

North, from Tribunales de Justicia. 1 km | Main road to Poás Volcano National Park., Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
+506 2441 5639
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Great find!

We were so frustrated wanting to bring back something special for our kids, but couldn't find... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
kringlachick
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Wonderful stop

Absolutely loved our visit, unlike the normal souvenir shops, this one actually has a very... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Aidacurtis
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South Miami, Florida
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Authentic handicraft, handmade in Costa Rica. Shopping with purpose!
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fair trade” (2 reviews)
“small shop” (2 reviews)
“bring home” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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North, from Tribunales de Justicia. 1 km | Main road to Poás Volcano National Park., Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We were so frustrated wanting to bring back something special for our kids, but couldn't find anything that wasn't mass produced. Robert, at Souvenir Museum, was great in explaining all of the products. They were a bit pricier (but there was very much a range...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hello kringlachick! Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Souvenir Museum! We are so glad your kids have special gifts from Costa Rica. Our goals is to offer authentic crafts for all budgets, give the opportunity to leave a footprint in Costa Rica...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit, unlike the normal souvenir shops, this one actually has a very knowledgeable guide to educate you on the different Costa Rican, indigenous cultures, there geographical locations, their artistry, their customs, and significance of their craft. We loved learning about them !!...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hello Mrs. Curtis! Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We love that our shop is also a museum! This allows us to share the culture and identity of our people through our crafts and guide you to experience the authentic Costa Rica. It...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went there and was greeted by Robert. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained the story behind the pieces. The prices were very fare and the craftsmanship was beautiful. This is not somewhere you are going to find mass produced items. This...More

Thank Kim C
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hello Kim C! We are indeed fortunate to have visitors like you! We were proud to show the quality and authenticity of our crafts and it is always a pleasure to share the culture and traditions of Costa Rica through our service. We will be...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here because we wanted to get some authentic fair trade souvenirs to bring home with us. Unfortunately when we got there we discovered that were going to be closed the whole week for holiday week. But much to our joy Melissa was coming...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Director General at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello danjacks33! It was a beautiful coincidence to meet with you at the Museum-Store! It is always a pleasure to welcome our visitors and share our values and the history behind each craft. We love being part of an enterprise that stands out for its...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

This small shop features souvenirs made only in Costa Rica. The knowledgeable staff person explained in detail where, how, and why each of the souvenirs are made. The history and geography of each item relates directly to the culture of its original indigenous tribe. We...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Hello Soondon! We love knowing how meaningful your visit and the souvenirs you purchased were for you. In only 51 100 square kilometers, Costa Rica has 4% of the planet's biodiversity and in just over 50 square meters of exhibition in our Museum Store, we...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We stopped by this place on the way to the airport. The concept of a souvineer museum is new to me. There are some unique souvineers here and there are also some that can be found at the airport. I purchased a wood carving here...More

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hello Prince of Vacay! We are so glad you visited us and discovered the quality of Souvenir Museum’s handicrafts and the artistic talent of our Costa Rican artisans. Souvenir Museum is a fair trade enterprise which prices are fair for our visitors, but also for...More

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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
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 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.

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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

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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

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

Gorgeous space inside with amazing items! Think of a Museum of Art Gift Store with Costa Rican artifacts!

Thank Laura C
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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Manager at Souvenir Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 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.

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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 5 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

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