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Address: 1 Km North of the Tribunales de Justicia | Main Road to the Poas Volcano National Park, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2441 5639
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Verdes&Colores is the only store-museum of authentic crafts in Costa Rica...
Verdes&Colores is the only store-museum of authentic crafts in Costa Rica, where all the souvenirs have a story to tell. It operates under the concept of fair trade. As the first certified Fair Trade shop in Costa Rica promotes fairness throughout the value chain including customers. Today, this social company benefits more than 45 communities of artisans, creating fair trade opportunities, empowerment and improving production. Today, artisans and tourists receive benefits, quality and essence of Costa Rica each souvenir they carry.
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A must-see if you are in Alajuela

Very good place if you want to get to know about the culture in Costa Rica. You will learn about all the handcrafts in Costa Rica and where and how they are produced. Of course... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very good place if you want to get to know about the culture in Costa Rica. You will learn about all the handcrafts in Costa Rica and where and how they are produced. Of course you can also buy all of the displayed souvenirs in the shop for a fair price and thereby support the local communities. All the souvenirs... More 

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

Morning Keepcoding! Is a pleasure for our social enterprise to know that you learned about the Costa Rican culture and identity through the experience in the Souvenir Museum and the quality crafts. You left your social footprint during your trip to Costa Rica. Your comment fill us with inspiration. Thank you very much !!! Greetings, Team Verdes&Colores More 

Portland, Oregon
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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
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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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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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Address: 1 Km North of the Tribunales de Justicia | Main Road to the Poas Volcano National Park, Alajuela 4050, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2441 5639
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Alajuela
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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