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Guaitil Pottery Studio

La Rotonda | next to the restaurant Surf Shack, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
+506 8418 5199
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A step back in time.

Guaitil is a quaint little village where families have been making pottery for thousands of years... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BRLG2004
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Great Pottery Experience

We went with a group of 2 adults and 3 children. There was great instruction and we were all helped... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Alay077
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Rocklin, California
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Costa Rican pottery workshop and store. Local Artist Arbin Espinoza Guevara hand builds and fires all pottery onsite. The studio is open to the public every day and pottery lessons are available. Please see our website for more details.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“actual town” (2 reviews)
“his brother” (2 reviews)
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La Rotonda | next to the restaurant Surf Shack, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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+506 8418 5199
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guaitil is a quaint little village where families have been making pottery for thousands of years. There are myriad potter's sheds complete with old-fashioned round mud kilns and informal shops to purchase the beautiful products made by the locals. No trip to Costa Rico is...More

Thank BRLG2004
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of 2 adults and 3 children. There was great instruction and we were all helped along the way. So much fun was had by all. Something unique to remember our vacation with.

Thank Alay077
GuaitilPottery, Owner at Guaitil Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

It was great working with you guys. I had a lot of fun seeing what the kids came up with. Thank you!

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped at a shop before we got to town and the owner was amazing. He explained the complete process. We touched the clay- he explained the symbols- let us see the kiln- absolutely kind. Shared the story of his family. So much more welcoming...More

Thank Lonni S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We were so grateful to have stumbled upon Guaitil Pottery Studio during our stay in Tamarindo. Owner Arbin and his brother William, two hospitable and genuine gentlemen, were beyond helpful with my friends and I. We were taken out for surf lessons where William was...More

1  Thank mmmeg77
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We've visited Guaitil, a little town just outside of Santa Cruz, many times. Their main industry? Pottery making. And, since we stay right here in Tamarindo every January, we got a second chance to admire fantastic pieces!! When we visited the "Tamarindo Pottery Studio" the...More

Thank TerrierWhoTravels
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The families in this village are organized into artists cooperatives where you can see a wood fired dome shaped outdoor oven for firing the traditional pottery that they are making. Some families sell at their house or you can visit the village gift shop where...More

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We walked into this pottery shop, not really expecting much. We quickly realized that this place was special. Behind the windows of the store, you see a working studio. Behind that is the yard where they cure the pottery and the clay oven that is...More

Thank liveeattravels
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Stopped in after we made a visit to the small town of Guaitil where the locals still make their pottery by hand. There is a major difference between what they have in Tamarindo vs what is available in Guaitil. The quality just isn't as good...More

1  Thank CaptainBill1
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We advocate strongly for locally made crafts anywhere we travel to and have traveled our whole lives, all of the world. We were excited about the pottery studio and supporting them so we made our way through Tamarindo in search of them based off of...More

10  Thank Amber S
GuaitilPottery, Owner at Guaitil Pottery Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2016

I am very disappointed to read this review as it is not a fully informed nor accurate account of what happened. Pottery is delicate and must handled delicately. I do believe that most places have a policy of "you break it, you buy it". Thank...More

Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a nice place to stop if you are going down the west coast and want to pick up a little artwork. Guaitil Pottery Studio was a transfer station on the Grey Lines bus route that I took from Playa Hermosa to San Jose....More

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Sharon R
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Response from TerrierWhoTravels | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply! We've moved 2 times and I'm just checking my msg.! This studio is located right beside the American burger/dog restau on the turnaround.
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