Welcome to Guaitil
An interesting excursion from Santa Cruz, Guaitil is a small artisanal potter community, where attractive ceramics are made from local clays, using earthy reds, creams and blacks in pre-Columbian Chorotega style. Ceramics are sold outside the potters’ houses and also in San Vicente, 2km beyond Guaitil. If you ask, you can watch part of the potting process, and local residents will be happy to give you a few lessons for a small fee. You might also find traditional foods, such as corn tamales and rosquillos (cheese rings), here.