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Top Choice Market in San José

Feria Verde de Aranjuez

For a foodie-friendly cultural experience, don't miss this fabulous Saturday farmers market, a weekly meeting place for San José's artists and organic growers since 2010. You'll find organic coffee, artisanal chocol…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Reserva Indígena Boruca

Bisha Cra

Near the entrance to Boruca village if you're taking the road south of Curré, this excellent store stocks a wide range of local crafts, including some superb examples of cedarwood devil masks and intricately carved …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Puerto Jiménez

Jagua Arts & Crafts

A terrific, well-stocked crafts shop, featuring local art and jewelry, a wonderful collection of high-quality, colorful Boruca masks and black-and-ocher Guaitil pottery, as well as woven goods by the Emberá and Woun…
Top Choice Jewelry in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Luna Azul

This supercute gallery and gift shop in Cerro Plano is packed to the gills with jewelry, clothing, soaps, sculpture and macramé, among other things. The jewelry in particular is stylish and stunning, crafted from si…
Jewelry in Playa Sámara

Cocotales

Carlos Caicedo travels around South America to procure gorgeous semiprecious stones, which he crafts into fine jewelry right here in the back of his shop. There are also plenty of clever creations from recycled mate…
Arts & Crafts in San José

Biesanz Woodworks

Located in the hills of Bello Horizonte in Escazú, the workshop of Biesanz Woodworks can be difficult to find, but the effort will be well worth it. This shop is one of the finest woodcrafting studios in the nation,…
Arts & Crafts in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Monteverde Art House

You’ll find several rooms stuffed with colorful Costa Rican artistry here. The goods run the gamut, including jewelry, ceramic work, Boruca textiles and traditional handicrafts. There’s a big variety, including some…
Arts & Crafts in San José

Sin Domicilio Fijo

In downtown Escazú, this art and design shop opened recently in a historic, 150-year-old house with adobe walls, near the southwest corner of Escazú's church. The place is full of unique handicrafts that make ideal …
Arts & Crafts in La Fortuna

Hecho A Mano

There’s no shortage of souvenirs for sale in La Fortuna. But this unique shop is something special, carrying an excellent selection of arts and crafts by local and national artists. You’ll find representative pieces…
Books in Alajuela

Goodlight Books

Goodlight Books, managed by Alajuelense Rosa Carballo, offers a selection of over 20,000 well-organized books (both used and new). She also keeps a worthwhile stock of difficult-to-find books on Costa Rica, a growin…