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“Great for last minute souvenirs!!”

Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour
Ranked #3 of 9 Tours in Alajuela
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We, my husband and I, were looking for somewhere to get some souvenirs on our last day in Costa Rica. The owner at Hotel Robledal recommended we do shopping and factory tour here. He drove us and even waited for us. We decided not to do the factory tour, regrettably, but did a fair bit of shopping here.
We purchased beautiful wooden puzzle boxes, jewelry, paper, coffee.
This is a great place to do last minute shopping.

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RobertoSolano, General Manager at Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thank you very much for your good review. We always try to have the widest variety of Made in Costa Rica souvenirs in our store. I'm happy to know you enjoyed your visit and hope you visit us again in your next trip to Costa Rica.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have taken so many tour groups to this place that they have made me an honorary tour guide! I take my tours through the exotic wood bodegas, factory & jewelry manufacturing (all by hand). We talk to the famous artist and sculptor, Reinier Mora, as he explains how he carves out his marvelous creative works, based on the flow of the grain and the way Jehovah God made it. Then I show them the enormous variety of souvenirs, free coffee, tropical fruit and snacks, as well as the traditional restaurant in an authentic & rustic but classy setting by the duck pond. All very close to the Juan Santa Maria International Airport. Why drive any further?

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RobertoSolano, Manager at Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Just discovered we're on Trip Advisor and wanted to thank you for your awesome review and all those great pictures you uploaded. I hope you honor us again with your visit soon.

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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.

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RobertoSolano, General Manager at Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!

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RobertoSolano, General Manager at Sr y Sra Ese Factory Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 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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