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Address: 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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Nature in Canvas

To me an artist shows every one their views of the world or their imagination. So when you see it you can reach out and understand what you see from someone's perspective. Sarah... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

To me an artist shows every one their views of the world or their imagination. So when you see it you can reach out and understand what you see from someone's perspective. Sarah has such a talent that when I see her work I feel like if I can almost be there with her watching a jaguar or an ocelot,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

"Deep in the jungle" of Costa Rica we fortunately discovered a hand painted plate with an arrow leading us to Sarah Dowell's art gallery. It takes only a couple of minutes to follow a little path through the forest to reach the beautiful garden of tropical plants and flowers. At the front door of the adventurous timber house we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We were delighted to make our way out to Sarah's gallery yesterday. But let me stress a bit when I say "made our way". Her gallery is truly on the beaten path. Getting to her home/gallery was definitely part of the experience. You may be able to make it up there without a 4x4, but I'm very glad we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Sarah and her gallery are not easy to get to...but TOTALLY worth the effort. You can walk the access road from the cheese factory or drive (though you'll definitely need an SUV). Her home is absolutely beautiful, and she welcomed us whole-heartedly into her attached gallery. There were probably 50 paintings to peruse. We thought they were beautiful and brought... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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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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California
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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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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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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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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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Address: 60109, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2645-7624
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Monteverde

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