Sarchi: The Handicrafts Capital of Costa Rica

By Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012

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In the misty coffee-growing altitudes of the Central Valley is Costa Rica’s colorful crafts center, Sarchi. You’ll know you’ve arrived to the sprawling village, scattered throughout the rolling foothills of the Cordillera Central, when you begin to see beautiful hand-carved furniture displayed in front of pretty family homes and workshops along the side of the road.

The town of Sarchi is a stop on just about every tour that rolls through the region, including the popular day-trip packages from San José that take in either Poas Volcano and Doka Coffee Estates, or one of the hot springs close to Arenal Volcano. No matter what your ultimate destination, if your tour bus goes through the area, chances are you’ll stop at one of the immense handicrafts shops near the city center.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Costa Rica Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Costa Rica.

Photo courtesy of Carlos Reusser Monsalvez via Flickr.

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