Souvenir Museum, Alajuela

4.5
#4 of 8 in Museums in Province of Alajuela
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 online tour itinerary planner to add Souvenir Museum and other attractions to your Alajuela vacation plans.
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  • 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 product...  more »
  • 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 loca...  more »
  • 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 no...  more »
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  • Very cool idea kind of pricey.
  • 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.
  • Much smaller than shown on website
  • 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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