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Artevelas

1a Av. Norte entre Calle 14 y 16 | Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 803 1773
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: CANDLE BOUTIQUE offers much more than candles: We create unique and memorable settings, where the candles themselves are works of art. Our passion for design & creativity, and our utilization of raw materials, allow us to create sophisticated, romantic & elegant products, decorating each space and moment of your life. Join the CANDLE BOUTIQUE experience - in your home, business and event!
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Calgary, Alberta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

These wax candle holders hold any regular candle, such as a tea light, votive, etc. (depending on size of the holder), and therefore they don’t burn down like an actual candle. I was told these are handmade locally. I love the beautiful glow that the coloured ones make, particularly the warm shades like reds and oranges. Prices are very reasonable.... More

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Pilot Butte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Artevelas most definitely on my bucket list during my 2014 visit to Playa. I was introduced last year by friends and fell in LOVE! In fact, made sure to pack light and leave room in my suitcase in anticipation of bringing some pieces home with me to Canada. Guarantee you will not find these beauties anywhere else.

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marcos c, Propietario at Artevelas, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, thank you so much for your comments. We are grateful for the appreciation for this beautiful art made with love. We look forward to your visit again in our Boutique in Playa del Carmen. With best wishes, Marcos More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My friends and I stumbled upon Artevelas on accident but quickly fell in love with the unique and BEAUTIFUL handcrafted candles. We came back 3 different times during our week's stay in Playa del Carmen. I will definitely consider purchasing more online as I could only fit 1 medium-large one with me on the plane home! Don't miss out!

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a quaint little shop in PDC. It was SO hard to limit myself to just a few candles...I will definitely be back for more. We ordered 3 larger round candles and they were made for us before we headed home...all ready and packaged for us to transport. They arrived safe and sound. A real unique candle store.....worth the visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We purchased a couple of candles. When we got home one of our candle were broken in a complete circle. These candles were not mishandled, in fact, carefully hand transported. I emailed Artevelas with my issue, but got no response. They are beautiful candles no doubt, but this one had some sort of defect. I understand they are handmade, but... More

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marcos c, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Artevelas, responded to this review

Dear valued customer: Thank you for you comments, those are very important for us. Unfortunly we did not receive any email from you about the candle situatuion. So we kindly ask you to resend it to us to marcos@artevelas.com I will be waiting for it. Best regards, Jessica More

Lethbridge, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

On our recent trip to Playa del Carmen we found this beautiful candle boutique near our hotel. The candle holders are locally made in numerous colors, shapes and sizes with a base of sand from Playa, we bought some as gifts and I just had to buy one for myself. If they dont have your color they can make it... More

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Windsor, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

heard about this shop here on TripAdvisor and had to find it. It is just off 5th and an amazing find. I bought a number of items and wanted more but didn't have room in my suitcase. I will definitely be back next year though!!!!!

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed next door, otherwise we might have never stumbled upon this great little place. When we travel we always try to buy something from local artists (usually pottery) but these candle holders (really more than candles) were totally charming and a great price. the 'hardened sand' tops and bottoms are a nice touch. The little cardboard box it came... More

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new england
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

On a side street off from 5th we discovered this little shop! The candles are all handmade and gorgeous...I bought one and now I can't wait to go back and buy more. The last for a long time if taken care of correctly and the colors are so beautiful. I thought the price was very affordable for the quality. The... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Discovered this candle store on the last trip to Playa. The candles are very unique and I have never seen them anywhere else. I purchased three candles last year and 3 again this year. Its very hard to make up your mind which is the reason I keep going back, what I didnt end up getting this year I will... More

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