Fodor's Expert Review Jagua Arts & Crafts

Puerto Jimenez Crafts Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

The area's finest arts and crafts are displayed in this impressive shop, including exquisitely detailed bird carvings made by a local family; mirrors and trivets made by a San José mosaic artist; and indigenous crafts, including mola appliqué work, Boruca carved masks, and real bows and arrows. A gallery features mixed-media nature paintings. The shop is famous for local artisan Karen Herrera's exquisite glass-bead jewelry and miniature glass animals. There's an excellent selection of natural-history field guides and books here, too. For a sweet treat, there's locally made organic chocolate, and Luna Jade ice cream and sorbet at the store's chic, new open-air lounge with pleasant bathrooms and free water. The shop opens daily at 6:30 am and stays open until 5:30 pm December through May and until 2:30 pm June through September and in November; it's closed in October.

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Road beside airport
Puerto Jiménez, Puntarenas  60702, Costa Rica


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