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Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores

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Address: 200 metros al Norte del Automercado | Carretera hacia el Parque Nacional Volcan Poas, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2441 5639
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Verdes&Colores Souvenir Museum is a museum-shop that promotes the...
Verdes&Colores Souvenir Museum is a museum-shop that promotes the sustainable development of artisan communities through fair trade handicrafts with Costa Rican identity. Under the motto Explore-Learn-Share, the museum-shop offers every visitor: an unique experience of discovering in one place the cultural history of Costa Rica, handicrafts with purpose and a stories to tell and the gratifying feeling of having acquired a memorable gift that at the same time supports the development of artisan communities of Costa Rica.
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You will not find stuffed toucans here... and that's a good thing!

We happened to be driving by today and found this place... what a nice surprise! The shop is stocked with well made arts and crafts that you are not going to find anywhere else... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
danmarwhi
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We happened to be driving by today and found this place... what a nice surprise! The shop is stocked with well made arts and crafts that you are not going to find anywhere else- definitely not the same souvenirs you see over and over again in many other places... They have paintings, prints, jewelry, wood puzzles, t-shirts, pottery and small... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Hi Danmarwhi It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores! Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept. We’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir. Hope you can visit us again next time you are in Costa Rica, we... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This shop is wonderful. It has lots of different handmade products you won't find anywhere else. Yes it is a bit pricey, but it helps the local artists. What a better way than leaving your footprint in this great country and bring home some great gifts. You don't have to be afraid of sales pitch, there is none, but you... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! With it you are supporting for more tourists around the world to discover Souvenir Museum Verdes&Colores in Costa Rica! Verdes&Colores is a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development of the artisan communities through fair trade in the whole chain of value. Fair trade means: the payment of social security and minimum wages to all employees involved... More 

Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The souvenir museum verdes & colores is a well done small shop. They stock interesting things that aren't seen at all the shops. Some very pretty orchid jewelry. The only negative are the prices. The shop is worth visiting to find the extra special something to remember your trip by.

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment; it’s always a pleasure to receive new visitors and we’re happy to know that you liked the shop. Verdes&Colores is the first store in Costa Rica to be certified by the World Fair Trade Organization; and by these standards, final prices for our products are set through a transparent relationship between the producer... More 

Cayman Islands
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this store, the products are unique, one of a kind, quality arts and crafts that are also environmentally friendly and that help different local projects... Can't ask for more. Every time I visit Costa Rica, this is a must stop for me, I've gotten so many nice things and every year I visit I find even better products.... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Hello Sunshine2377, thank you very much! Every time you visit you’re supporting the development of Costarican artisan communities; so thanks for sending more travellers our way! Our team is very excited to learn that during your visit you could explore, learn and now share with others the unique experience we try to provide at Verdes&Colores Souvenir-Museum.  Please be sure to... More 

Valence, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very nice place, with a wonderful girl who explain lot of things!! Really interesting! We bought a fabulous buruca mask (blue one)! Thanks again for all! Marion and Laurent. (France) PS: could you send us by email the little description card which was with the mask we bought? :)

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Hi Marion and Laurent! It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores, we’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir. Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept. By visiting Verdes&Colores you’re making ​​a difference, helping us veer the tourism... More 

California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

As others have said, a visit here is fascinating and worthwhile. Learn about authentic Costa Rican arts and artisans. Everything is top quality and well-priced. Makes you feel good about supporting these young business people and their sustainable and fair traded products.

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Smithtown, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Loved this place. Melissa (I think that was here name) was very helpful. Besides speaking excellent english, she has an excellent command of Costa Rican history and culture. They offer a wide assortment of sustainable and fair trade gifts. Everything there is made in a way that helps preserve the peoples and cultures who have made Costa Rica what it... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Mrs. Jesee, thank you for the comment!! Thanks to people like you, we continue to support artisan communities from Costa Rica. Through the authentic memorabilia gifts, we can take the stories and tell about our traditions beyond the borders. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Costa Rica. Regards, Team Souvenir Museum Verdes&Colores® More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I had the pleasure to visit the Souvenir Museo in Alajuela i found the products very beautiful with interesting stories that the people told me, if anyone is in Alajuela it is a good place to visit before you leave the country, because if you buy something you´ll help the artists that create the beautiful products and today we need... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jeffrrey Thanks for the comment! We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to the Souvenir Museum. Thanks to customers like you we can continue to support the growth of local communities through sustainable development. See you soon! More 

Alberta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is a amazing shop if you are in the area you need to go. I was very impressed with the knowledge and information that these three young people had about their country. I learned a great deal of information that I would have missed had we not stopped in for a tour. I was very happy to learn that... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum Verdes & Colores, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Petra Thank you very much for the comment! Thanks to people like you, we can continue to support local communities through a sustainable development and raise awareness of our history and traditions as a country. It was a pleasure to welcome you and your husband in our Souvenir Museum. We can't wait for the next time you are... More 

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