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“The best souvenir place in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour

Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour
Near Interamerican Highway and Route 124, Alajuela, Costa Rica
(506)2441-8333
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Ranked #2 of 3 shopping in Alajuela
Type: Specialty Shops, Factory Tours
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Herndon, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The best souvenir place in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We didn't do the factory tour but we did shop, as we always do when visiting CR, at the store, which is huge and offers a very wide range of affordable wooden products, t-shirts, jewelry, etc. There is also an attractive-looking restaurant and other attractions. They do a great job preparing your purchases for travel.

Visited July 2012
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RobertoSolano, General Manager at Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Just discovered we're on Trip Advisor and wanted to thank you for your awesome review. I hope you honor us again with your visit on your next trip to Costa Rica
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“A really nice surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

My wife and I had quite a few hours to spend at the San Jose airport between our regional flight from Puerto Jiminez and our international flight back to New York. My wife thought we might use the time to visit Sarchi, a crafts town we had seen last year. On speaking to a cab driver, we found that the time and fare would be too much, but he turned us on to this factory tour just ten minutes from the airport.

Sr. y Sra. Ese is a factory where all kinds of wooden products for souvenirs are produced. We saw where the different kinds of wood are aged for more than a decade, and then are naturally polished, using no oils or anything other than what is in the wood itself, then the work stations where workers hand-made the pieces of wood into jewelry and other products. It may not sound like much, but it was fascinating. The tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and also pointed out to us rare birds, as the factory is in a very natural, peaceful setting, Add to this a very nice restaurant on premises, along with a garden of wooden sculptures, and it's a very pleasant way to while away a few hours. Also, there is quite a wide variety of products at the factory store, at a discount from what they would cost at other stores.

I recommend it!

Visited March 2012
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RobertoSolano, General Manager at Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Just discovered we're on Trip Advisor and wanted to thank you for your awesome review. I hope you honor us again with your visit on your next trip to Costa Rica
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