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Luluberlu Art Gallery

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Address: Avenida 69 | In Front of Cabinas Guarana, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403, Costa Rica
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+506 2750 0394
09:00 - 21:00
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Luluberlu is a local Art Gallery and boutique in the centre of Puerto...

Luluberlu is a local Art Gallery and boutique in the centre of Puerto Viejo. It is the story of Lulu, a french artist famous for her mosaics, moving to Costa Rica. It's not just a place to shop, it's a place where you can discover the world of mosaics and art. The boutique with its workshop is definitely worth a visit.

In the gallery you can purchase paintings of local Caribbean artist and national artists. Luluberlu offers a wide selection of handcrafted souvenirs, lamps, mosaics and jewellery. Besides art and souvenirs, you can find an exclusive collection of beachwear and bikinis created in the boutique and clothing of different national designers.

Luluberlu is a versatile boutique where everyone can find something unique !

We now opened a restaurant in the garden of the gallery. So after shopping people can have a drink or eat something in our beautiful garden and admire the art pieces that are exposed in the back.

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There is a decent range of pricing for both artwork and clothing. We bought a painting done on banana leaf paper for USD25. They have a range of souvenirs, knick-knacks... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Overpriced & not much of interest - better off going to sidewalk vendors, where cheaper & artists make more money.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

There is a decent range of pricing for both artwork and clothing. We bought a painting done on banana leaf paper for USD25. They have a range of souvenirs, knick-knacks, jewellery, paintings, clothing, swimwear and various other bits and pieces like mirrors and bags. The staff were quite pleasant. The only thing was the changing room was a bit awkward... More 

Thank Jordan R
Niagara Canada
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited Luluberlu as part of a day tour from Limon. Terrific shop with such a variety of pieces. We bought a painting, a wooden and ceramic jewellery box, woven basket set, & jewellery. It is a fun place to browse and just take in all of the creative items in here! There is a lot to choose from, so... More 

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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe the best place to find unique souvenirs. They have everything from silver jewelry, bag packs and lamps to bikinis. Prices are also reasonable. My girlfriend found pretty dress and we both found souvenirs to our family and friends.

Thank Reijonens
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Every single time I go to Puerto Viejo, I go to Lulúberlú and most often than not, something comes back with me for my collection of fine art. Do not get me wrong: this is not the place where you get a thousands of dollars painting (not always anyway) but the essence of the true Costarrican art in the form... More 

Thank Carlos C
Terrace Park, Ohio
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The shop is not a shop...when you enter Luluberlu, you enter another world. Lady or gentleman, you will start dreaming about that original Panama hat or the painting from a local artist. Do not miss entering this new planet...

Thank stezene
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not cheap by any means, but if you're tired of the same mass-produced stuff and want something a bit more unique to take home, check this place out. Worth a browse even if you don't buy anything.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was the nicest shop in Puerto Viejo--clean, classy, full of beautiful, original and one-of-a kind pieces. Very unique items. Prices range from $5 up to several hundred dollars. No cheesy tee-shirts or cheap knick-knacks. There were pretty mosaics, interesting jewelry, and printed artwork. I picked up a mosaic frame. Be sure to visit the back garden, which is pretty... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Tucked away a few streets back from the sea front. Luluberlu is a really cute shop with lots of paintings by local artists, homewares, beach clothing, jewellery and more. It feels a bit like an Aladdins cave with lots of treasures to discover. I particularly liked the sarongs which after much deliberation chose one! With the exchange rate for the... More 

Thank Newcastle76
Punta Uva, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

PV is a great place but the tourist tack gets to be a bit much to those of us living here. This gorgeous "store" which is really an Art Gallery staffed by gorgeous Ticos who are bilingual and know how to treat a client, has everything you could ever want, including souvenirs actually handcrafted by locals who benefit from your... More 

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