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Sarah's Gallery

Address: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7624
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Type: Art Galleries, Landmarks
Owner description: A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a beautiful woodlands, takes you to...
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Type: Art Galleries, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 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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new york
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

On a recent visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica, I had a most memorable visit to Sarah Dowell's gallery. Up a peaceful, picturesque and lusciously forested road, the gallery and house in which it can be found, is nestled into the trees and surrounding woods. Every step taken on the walk to the gallery reveals visuals worthy of a picture, with... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

If you're hoping to escape the main tourist shops in Monteverde and browse some beautiful, very well-priced art ($60/piece when we were there), this is the place to go! My friend and I accidentally found Sarah's Gallery and absolutely loved it. Her pieces capture the flora and fauna of the rain forest beautifully. Its quite a hike from the main... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Sarah's gallery is definitely tucked away, but you'll be rewarded for your hike (following well-marked signs) when you reach the gallery. There are blue morpho butterflies floating around the flower garden, and inside the paintings are just as full of life. Sarah was there to greet us and welcome us into her home, and we spent a while chatting and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

Sarah invites you into her rather eccentric home on the edge of the cloud forest. The gallery walls are full of vivid, exquisite watercolors of Costa Rica's forest, its flora, fauna and people. Prices are very reasonable. Make sure to check out the shell and rock collections on your way into the gallery. And, hang out a bit on Sarah's... More 

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