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“This is the place to go for quality local art!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hidden Garden Art Gallery

Hidden Garden Art Gallery
5 kilometers west of Liberia International Airport | Guanacaste, Liberia 50101, Costa Rica
+506 8386 6872
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Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Liberia
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Owner description: The Hidden Garden Art Gallery follows the careers of both emerging and established artists. With over 3,000 square feet of wall space, the gallery has over 15 rooms of paintings, sculptures and diverse artistic expressions. And is the largest in Guanacaste,. Representing over 50 artists, both local and international artists, the gallery always has new and exciting works. The Gallery is also home to the only permanent exhibition of artist Carlos Hiller.
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“This is the place to go for quality local art!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We visited this art gallery on our way to another attraction near Liberia. We always enjoy seeing local art, and were very impressed with the quality of the work on display - oil paintings, watercolor, acrylics, drawings, wood sculptures, glass, etc. The prices were very reasonable. While there, we purchased a few prints, and the owners told us that they have an open house on Saturdays, with some local artisans displaying their wares.
We stopped back on Saturday, and purchased a tryptich or original oil paintings. They removed the paintings from their frames, rolled them up and put them into a pvc tube for easy packing. The paintings arrived unharmed, and we can't wait to get them reframed and put on the wall.
If you're in the area, you want to pay them a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Cancun, Mexico
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“I do not understand why good reviews”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I really don't. All pieces of art are overpriced compared to the US market and at most decent. Nothing really good. Nothing really original. This is the place where you go if you want to pay 2-3 times as much as you would do in Houston for a piece of artwork of modest quality.
The only "bright" spot: the building is really nice and they also sell water bottles at only twice the US prices. Most of the things they sell are not even art, they are "decorative crafts".

Visited January 2013
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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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“A Surprising Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Not far from the Liberia airport, Hidden Garden is the real deal. Most places in the area focus on souvenirs and trinkets.
These folks have created a bona fide gallery of Costa Rican artists in a lovely Italianate property that sets off the works very well.
Representing some 60 artists, there is a wide selection of styles, prices and themes, ranging from nature photography all the way to abstract art.
Realizing that many of their customers will be heading back to their home country, the owners will help you package your purchase for easy travelling.
Well worth the visit.

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Guelph, Ontario
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“Beautiful, unique Costa Rican art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Beautiful gallery for all tastes and price ranges... You will not find anything else like it in Costa Rica.

Further, after we had visited I decided to buy a print for my husband's Christmas gift that he had admired while we were there. The gallery was excellent - replied right away to my inquiry, offered a couple options / prices for shipping, offered payment by paypal and was shipped in perfect condition right away. Excellent, excellent service.

Visited November 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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“What a lovely surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The hidden gardenart gallery is just off the road, and looks like a site of roman ruins...but what a wonderful surprise to find many rooms inside this French Italian mansion each with different art styles. Individual carvings and gorgeous paintings and photographs... A little bit of many different styles of art for any taste and amazingly affordable prices. I got a great luggage tag with a picture of a tucan...hand made by the owner. You can get a smoothie or coffee here also.

Visited October 2012
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