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Address: | 1 km al Norte de los Tribunales de Justicia. 712, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2441 5639
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Souvenir Museum is the only store-museum of authentic crafts in Costa Rica,...

Souvenir Museum is the only store-museum of authentic crafts in Costa Rica, where all the souvenirs have a story to tell. It operates under the concept of fair trade. As the first certified Fair Trade shop in Costa Rica promotes fairness throughout the value chain including customers. Today, this social company benefits more than 35 communities of artisans, creating fair trade opportunities, empowerment and improving production. Today, artisans and tourists receive benefits, quality and essence of Costa Rica each souvenir they carry. When you buy, you GIVE. Make purchases with purpose!

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Lovely gifts

Really high quality locally sourced gifts. Bought sloth earingings and necklace - not available in London!! Recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Wifwaf1954
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Really high quality locally sourced gifts. Bought sloth earingings and necklace - not available in London!! Recommend it.

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Thank Wifwaf1954
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Hello Wifwaf1954, thank you so much for recommending Souvenir Museum! The earrings and necklace are more than a souvenir, they are the opportunity to continue improving the quality of life of Costa Rican artisans. You buy, you give! Greetings from Costa Rica. More 

Bellbrook, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a small store conveniently located not far from the airport that offers locally made artisan items. The beauty of this business is not only are you getting authentic items, but you are supporting local artisans by purchasing souvenirs here. We were enthusiastically greeted, informed of the mission of the souvenir museum, and after purchasing items we were sent... More 

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Thank acr0cker
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Hello acr0cker. Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We really love receiving visitors like you and we are so glad you have enjoyed the authentic Costa Rican handicrafts that our artisans make and the personalized attention that our visitors receive at our museum-store. We hope to see you very soon! More 

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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Gorgeous space inside with amazing items! Think of a Museum of Art Gift Store with Costa Rican artifacts!

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Thank Laura C
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Manager at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Hello Laura! We love when our visitors discover the wonderful crafts we have and theirs stories. Thank you for you feedback! We are going to think if there is a better name that describe the authentic handicrafts we have. More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Very good place if you want to get to know about the culture in Costa Rica. You will learn about all the handcrafts in Costa Rica and where and how they are produced. Of course you can also buy all of the displayed souvenirs in the shop for a fair price and thereby support the local communities. All the souvenirs... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Propietario at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Morning Keepcoding! Is a pleasure for our social enterprise to know that you learned about the Costa Rican culture and identity through the experience in the Souvenir Museum and the quality crafts. You left your social footprint during your trip to Costa Rica. Your comment fill us with inspiration. Thank you very much !!! Greetings, Team Verdes&Colores More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

We happened to be driving by today and found this place... what a nice surprise! The shop is stocked with well made arts and crafts that you are not going to find anywhere else- definitely not the same souvenirs you see over and over again in many other places... They have paintings, prints, jewelry, wood puzzles, t-shirts, pottery and small... More 

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SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Hi Danmarwhi It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores! Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept. We’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir. Hope you can visit us again next time you are in Costa Rica, we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

This shop is wonderful. It has lots of different handmade products you won't find anywhere else. Yes it is a bit pricey, but it helps the local artists. What a better way than leaving your footprint in this great country and bring home some great gifts. You don't have to be afraid of sales pitch, there is none, but you... More 

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Thank Uschsm
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Gerente at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! With it you are supporting for more tourists around the world to discover Souvenir Museum Verdes&Colores in Costa Rica! Verdes&Colores is a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development of the artisan communities through fair trade in the whole chain of value. Fair trade means: the payment of social security and minimum wages to all employees involved... More 

Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The souvenir museum verdes & colores is a well done small shop. They stock interesting things that aren't seen at all the shops. Some very pretty orchid jewelry. The only negative are the prices. The shop is worth visiting to find the extra special something to remember your trip by.

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Thank casitica
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment; it’s always a pleasure to receive new visitors and we’re happy to know that you liked the shop. Verdes&Colores is the first store in Costa Rica to be certified by the World Fair Trade Organization; and by these standards, final prices for our products are set through a transparent relationship between the producer... More 

Cayman Islands
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love this store, the products are unique, one of a kind, quality arts and crafts that are also environmentally friendly and that help different local projects... Can't ask for more. Every time I visit Costa Rica, this is a must stop for me, I've gotten so many nice things and every year I visit I find even better products.... More 

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Thank Mariasol D
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Hello Sunshine2377, thank you very much! Every time you visit you’re supporting the development of Costarican artisan communities; so thanks for sending more travellers our way! Our team is very excited to learn that during your visit you could explore, learn and now share with others the unique experience we try to provide at Verdes&Colores Souvenir-Museum.  Please be sure to... More 

Valence, France
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very nice place, with a wonderful girl who explain lot of things!! Really interesting! We bought a fabulous buruca mask (blue one)! Thanks again for all! Marion and Laurent. (France) PS: could you send us by email the little description card which was with the mask we bought? :)

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Thank Killzelolo
SOUVENIRMUSEUM, Owner at Souvenir Museum, responded to this review

Hi Marion and Laurent! It was great to have you at Verdes&Colores, we’re glad you enjoyed the experience and were able to find a special souvenir. Thank you very much for your feedback, it encourages us to continue working with our artisan communities and developing our store/museum concept. By visiting Verdes&Colores you’re making ​​a difference, helping us veer the tourism... More 

California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

As others have said, a visit here is fascinating and worthwhile. Learn about authentic Costa Rican arts and artisans. Everything is top quality and well-priced. Makes you feel good about supporting these young business people and their sustainable and fair traded products.

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