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Souvenir Museum, Alajuela

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Souvenir Museum isn't just a great place to buy gifts and mementos--it's also a socially responsible enterprise providing local artists and artisans with a way to make a living. If you're looking for a shopping experience with a purpose--or wish to give back to the local community--pick up a few handicrafts sold here, including all kinds of decorative items that'll look great in your home (and serve as ideal conversation starters). If you wish to keep your luggage light, ask to have your purchases shipped to your home address. Use our Alajuela itinerary maker to visit Souvenir Museum on your trip to Alajuela, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very nice shop with well selected variety of articles, carefully and tastefully created by indigenous inhabitants, which it determined not wide. The seller (Robert) also has a lot of knowledge of the products and the creators and the prices are (especially for Costa Rican concepts) is not high.
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  • Really high quality locally sourced gifts. Bought sloth earingings and necklace - not available in London!! Recommend it.  more »
  • 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 support...  more »
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  • Price is relatively higher than most local souvenir shops, but it has good placement and set up. The staff claimed it is fair trade and therefore there is no flexibility on pricing.
  • A very nice place, with products of excellent quality, a unique service: a tour in which explain you how the product, has been designed by who has been designed and how it will impact the community purchase that you do; recommended 100%
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  • A great place to learn about the traditions of Costa Rica. They support extraordinary projects that produce products with true Costa Rican identity. A place to learn, where they give a free tour that explains and tells the story of all products. A great place to learn about the traditions of Costa Rica. They support extraordinary projects that make products with true Costa Rican identity. A place to learn, where they give a free tour that explains and tells the story of all products.
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  • Very nice and pretty products
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  • Very good products and support craft art
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