Waiku Centro de Arte

Top choice in Caribbean Coast

This excellent social project is run by two English-speaking activists, Greta and Yesi, whose small arts center displays painting, handicrafts, clothing and jewellery for sale, made by members of all six ethnic groups present in the RAAS. Above all, the center encourages reading, and it provides chairs, coffee (US$0.05 per cup!) and a book exchange.

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