Souvenir Leo, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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Buy colorful handmade items at Souvenir Leo. The shop's owners have crafted and painted every keepsake here, including masks, small figures of animals, painted plates, dreamcatchers, and jewelry. Many parrots make their home around the store: offer them a snack, or let them alight on your shoulder. A visit to Souvenir Leo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • We visited this small souvenir shop on our way out of La Fortuna. The shop is about 30 minutes from downtown La Fortuna, close to Proyecto Asis. The shop is full of handcrafted wood items, many carved...  more »
  • Leo and his wife are artists and very nice people who do make you feel at home. Be warned- the shop is well outside of the main Arenal Fortuna area and the selection is small.  more »
  • We were recommended to this artisan shop by our hotel so we took a quick drive to get a few family gifts. It was much more than we expected. The husband and wife team greeted us with a fresh coconut a...  more »

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Options consist of hotels, guesthouses, and backpacker hostels, most of which sit near the town's main road--Route 142--and the bus station. You can expect a swimming pool and complimentary breakfast at most mid-range accommodations there. If you're feeling more adventurous, choose to stay at one of the spas or eco-resorts at the foot of the volcano, where you'll also enjoy onsite access to natural hot springs.
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