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Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

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Day 2 in Costa Rica

WHO: Caravan Tour RX81110 WHAT (PROS): - complimentary water and fruits - everything is hand... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Interesting artistic community and town!

Great place to learn all about the oxcart industry and to buy great souvenirs. Sarchi is a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sarchi Norte Valverde Vega, Sarchi, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 3 days ago

WHO: Caravan Tour RX81110 WHAT (PROS): - complimentary water and fruits - everything is hand carved and hand-painted! - STRAIGHT at the source for souvenirs (that I eventually saw being sold at almost every single gift shop we've encountered during our trip); and I ended...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn all about the oxcart industry and to buy great souvenirs. Sarchi is a great town, full of interesting places.

Thank dpenfold
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I'm a souvenir hound. Wherever I go I have to bring back something for my best friends, which sometimes I wind up keeping for myself! This oxcart factory with local artisans producing bright, colorful take-home gifts is a real must-see. The craftsmanship is remarkable and...More

Thank Strykeroo
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The craftsmanship of the woodworkers and painters here is amazing. You can wander through and watch the men in the wood shop and see the people hand painting items. Very well stocked gift shop. Some beautiful stuff in there. Good mix of quality hand made...More

Thank Davefromwis
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We stopped here and took a took of how oxcarts are made. Very interesting that the wood shop is still is run by water since the 1920's. It was very educational to see how the oxcarts are built. There were artists painting that we could...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

If you like handcrafts, woodworking or even an engenier this is a good stop. It’s mostly a store but you can visit the wood shop which is run by water power since 1920 and still woorks today. A good place to buy suveniers.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited the factory where they make the oxcarts. It was such a beautiful experience to see the grounds and how they make the carts and paint them. The shop here is amazing. Lots of beautiful items to look at and buy and buy we...More

Thank Gayla M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This spot offers a "factory tour" of the local oxcart works. The guide presenter a detailed description of the process without being boring or dull. The gift shop offered a good variety of well priced items and everyone there was friendly and helpful.

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Sarchi is a town where neighbors work wood to a minimum detail. Her you can find handcraft wood in its maximum beauty. Sure you can buy wood products in San Jose or Moravia, but visiting Sarchi and learning how it is made, is a diferente...More

Thank Juanca1663
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Our PIckleball Costa Rica tour group stopped here for a tour of the cart making workshop. Our guide did an excellent job explaining the old ways that ox carts were made. It was fascinating and included a demonstration of how the water wheel powered the...More

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Response from RenzoFV | Reviewed this property |
Every day from 8 am to 5 pm
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8 December 2015|
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Response from Gabby92399 | Reviewed this property |
The tour is free but many of us tipped the tour guide.