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Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7624
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Description: A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a...
A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a beautiful woodlands, takes you to the gallery of watercolor artist Sarah Dowell. Visiting her unique home, you'll see paintings which often depict local wildlife and jungle scenes. Colorful signs with arrows show the way. It is also possible to drive most of the access road.
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An amazing and intimate gallery.

A wonderful gallery in an intimate space off the beaten path. Talking with the artist in her home, the art, the whole experience is one of a kind...and the paintings very special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
coffeeguycr
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A wonderful gallery in an intimate space off the beaten path. Talking with the artist in her home, the art, the whole experience is one of a kind...and the paintings very special and reasonably priced.

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Costa Rica
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Sarah's Gallery is perhaps one of the first ones ever in the Monteverde area. Her paintings are well known and very much liked by the locals up in the Monteverde area. Several people have had the opportunity to receive a painting from Sarah for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and such. Through the years Sarah has captured part of... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My parents wandered up to her gallery and brought me back two paintings one day- one of a jaguar and one of a howler monkey. They are great! I am a wildlife biologist and love having paintings of the tropical organisms I study.

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Edmonton, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This place is a bit off the main road but if you like watercolour paintings is well worth the trip. We wandered up 500 meters from the cheese factory, along a rough dirt road but it was well worth the trip as we purchased 2 paintings that will be a great reminder of the trip.

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Oxford
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We loved the beautiful walk up to the gallery, even spotting an agouti littering around foraging for food on the way which added to the beauty of the walk, what an amazing place to live! We loved the paintings & were sad we'd forgotten our money to buy a painting, if I can convince my husband to do the walk... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were unsure if this place was still in business since there had not been a review since 2012. We stopped by. It is still in business. Her house is adorable. Her paintings are beautiful. She is very pleasant to talk to and deal with. The only real challenge is getting there. We parked at the cheese factory and walked.... More 

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Desamparados, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We hiked up the hill to Sarah's gallery in an aguacero, arriving just as the artist returned from a trip into town. She greeted us warmly and left us to peruse her artwork while she put away groceries. What a delight! Sarah's work captures the mystery and magic of the cloud forest, holding one enthralled by the play of light... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Sarah's Gallery, up a rocky access road, is well worth the trouble. Sarah's cabin with its collection of shells and rocks would be enough of a reward. Her watercolors of jungle flora and fauna, beautifully displayed in a rustic gallery space, capture the beauty and mystery of the bosque nubloso. Sarah was happy to chat about her work and her... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

I'm so happy to have stumbled upon Sarah and her work during my recent trip to Monteverde. On a quest for some local art, my friend and I decided to check out her gallery while walking back to our cabin one afternoon...the 15 minute wander up her access road was certainly worth every step. Sarah herself was friendly and very... More 

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Pinos Altos, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

Sarah is a really wonderful painter. If you really want a painting that captures the character of the magical cloud forest of Monteverde you need to visit her Gallery.....even the journey to get there is unique and unforgettable.

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