Rica Art Showroom
SAVE TIME AND MONEY
ALL IN ONE PLACE
represent the finest artisans in Costa Rica.
Our expert curator goes all over the country to find the absolutely
best wooden had-craft exotic wood products.
You are invited to view our unique selection of Costa Rica art and paintings.
All in a relaxed atmosphere. During your visit you will be treated to
complimentary refreshments and delicious Costa Rican hors d´ oeuvres.
We ship anywhere.
Price per person UD$ 10.00
(2 person minimum) Duration: 2 hours
See your desk clerk for reservations or call
Enjoy a day of shopping at Costa Rica’s most famous artisan village!
kilometers northwest of Resort Martino, in a valley whose slopes are
richly planted with coffee trees, is the village of Sarchí. Sarchí
has been famous for decades in Costa Rica for its fine handicrafts.
The tradition has its roots at the beginning of the 19th century, when
the first colorfully-painted oxcarts (carretas), with their large wooden
wheels, were developed in the village. They are still to be seen in
the fields of the Costa Rican highlands – usually drawn by tough
cebú oxen and driven by old campesinos whose faces are tanned
to the color of leather.
Shops in Sarchí Sur, the higher–lying part of town, sell
handicrafts made of exotic tropical wood. The items range from musical
instruments, chess boards and pieces, letter openers and jewelry boxes
to salad bowls, rocking chairs, serving platters, miniature ox carts,
statuettes and carved figures.
Leather goods are also sold and include belts, sandals, vests, hats
and wallets. On weekends, Ticos who come up from cities mingle with
the crowds, creating a mass of local and foreign visitors, filling Sarchi’s
streets and shops to the point of bursting.
There is no problem when the comfortable rocking chair or colorful oxcart
is too big to fit in a traveler’s luggage. Most shop’s offer
a special service, packing and shipping bulky souvenirs to the buyer’s
is the tour of the dispute between the couple: she wants to go, he doesn’t,
usually she wins.
Price per person ( based on a minimum of 2) $30-$50 Duration: 3-4 hours.
Guests may go any time during the day.
• BOTH THE COSTA RICA ART
SHOWROOM AND THE SHOPPING AT SARCHI TOUR CAN BE TAKEN AS A COMBINED
Martino works with several public and private tour operators. Please
provide us with the dates of your stay and the number of people in your
group for details and availability!