Souvenir Museum, Alajuela

4.6
#4 of 8 in Museums in Province of Alajuela
Souvenir Museum is a great place to buy gifts and mementos—and it is also a socially responsible enterprise providing local artists and artisans with an opportunity to improve their quality of life. If you're looking for a shopping experience with a purpose--or wish to give back to the local community--pick up a few handicrafts sold here, including utilitarian products and all kinds of decorative items that'll look great in your home (and serve as ideal conversation starters), all products with a story to share, curated by recognized and innovative processes that promote sustainability and fair trade. If you wish to keep your luggage light, ask to have your purchases shipped to your home address. Use our Alajuela online tour itinerary planner to add Souvenir Museum and other attractions to your Alajuela vacation plans.
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  • The shop is beautiful, you can find beautiful authentic things that all have a beautiful history. The owner, who is adorable and connoisseur of his culture, will welcome you warmly and will present all these objects with passion. Thank you very much!
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  • After having been to many shops, all selling the same souvenirs, it was a very welcome surprise to discover this small, high quality shop with so many authentic, well-crafted items. In one stop we wer...  more »
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  • I am so glad we stumbled upon Souvenir Museum. Robert was full of information about all the pieces and really helped us feel like we were going home with not only something beautiful, but also knowing a little about it. While the prices are a little higher, it is important to us that the few things we did buy are benefiting Costa Rica.
  • Price is relatively higher than most local souvenir shops, but it has good placement and set up. The staff claimed it is fair trade and therefore there is no flexibility on pricing.
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