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Souvenir Leo

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Address: 200 Metros Sur Del Supermercado (Abastecedor) La Vega | La Vega, Alajuela , Costa Rica Ruta 141, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2467 1112
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Souvenir shop

Small souvenir shop with a great family. Almost everything is handmade by Leo and painted by his wife. They were both so nice. Leo took us around his property and showed us his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small souvenir shop with a great family. Almost everything is handmade by Leo and painted by his wife. They were both so nice. Leo took us around his property and showed us his garden and his beautiful collection of orchids. Great visit.

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Thank Linda V
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time browsing around here. The fresh coconut was appreciated on a hot day. Purchased a few handmade/handpainted pieces. Definitely worth a stop. The owners are very nice.

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Thank KathyT427
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This little shop is worth the stop! We stayed at the Tree Houses and Mark recommended that we check this place out. My son picked out a small parrot whistle, but sadly he dropped in later that evening and it broke. The next day, the shop owner replaced the whistle and gave my boys a beautiful hand painted piggy bank... More 

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Thank taraklick
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If genuine Costa Rican craft souvenirs are what you are after - look to further. This husband and wife team have hand crafted and painted everything in their shop them selves. On arrival we were offered an ice cold coconut to sip on as we browsed. Once we had chosen our wares, the lady gave my girls each a free... More 

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Thank Nicole B
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We were staying at the tree house hotel, so this was just 5 min. drive down on the way to La Fortuna. Nice place. They are very friendly. They make everything by hand, He makes the items and she paints them. It is much better than just buying souvenirs that are made and shipped in from China. Authentic handmade is... More 

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Thank CarribeanBound1
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

First of all, it is difficult to find, so let me help anyone looking. I had my phone gps capture coordinates while I was there. N 10 deg, 27.938' W 84 deg, 31.402' After reading the reviews here I assumed that we would find a store full of truly unique items, but that is not what we found at all.... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I had looked in several stores for a hand painted mask and finally found one here and at a reasonable price. They also had a lot of jewelry items and other handcrafted souvenirs. A small shop with very helpful staff. A great place to purchase your gifts for home.

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Thank deborah r
Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Marisol was so sweet! Her husband Leo makes the wooden items and Marisol hand paints them. She also makes lovely jewelry. Marisol was so warm, welcoming and helpful. She offered us pipa frias and showed pictures of her family. I didn't want mass manufactured souvenirs so this was the place to go. Everything is reasonably priced, unique and lovely.

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Thank Stefanie B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Highly recommended and certainly worth the stop. A visit to Souvenir Leo is like a visit to Leo and Marisol's home. The family is lovely and there are so many handcrafted, quality items at reasonable prices. Ask about the lovely bird who lives in their yard and loves to sing :) Our family enjoyed the visit and we walked away... More 

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Thank Jessica L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the Treehouse Hotel where we stayed. The shop is small, but full of handcrafted items. Some of the materials used comes from their yard. It's a husband and wife team. The husband carves and makes them, and the wife does all the paintings. We were greeted with a coconut drink and then after... More 

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