The Souvenir Museum Guided Visit, is a learning experience of the Costa Rican culture through handicrafts. During 20 minutes, we will take you from to the definition of handicrafts in Costa Rica, its characteristics and classification, to the understanding of authenticity and how you can find it in any handicraft of the world. Our curating processes is unlike any other. Sustainably Fair ™, the concept based on the methodology we create to guarantee the best selection of Costa Rica handicraft in just one place. In Souvenir Museum you have the opportunity to learn about the influencing of the diversity of micro-climates, understand the lifestyle, it's economy and the most precious human values of our people. As well as the most representative techniques and materials used to make these authentic crafts.
I am one of the co-founders of Souvenir Museum, one the first WFTO certified fair-trade souvenir shop in Costa Rica, number one on trip advisor and received the prize of ¨Excellence in Tourism¨ from the chamber of Alajuela, also we have important mentions on Le Petit Fute and Inspirock. In 2009, when Karla, Juan Jose and I met, decided to create a business from shared dream of offering the best of Costa Rica in one place, based on values. Since 2011, our company has intrinsically pursued its mission of making "commercialization in the artisanal industry based on the sustainable development of communities so desirable that it becomes normal". That mission fills our team and our work with purpose, pride and passion. We are narrators of change, proud storytellers of our country and its makers, solution executors and always learners.
We will conduct your guided visit through our unique store. It is a special place, full of authentic handicrafts of Costa Rica with a story to tell, designed thinking in your comfort and the responsible use of the resources.
Cultural visit & shop with purpose