There is one exceptional town that comes to mind when you ask for an “artisans’ village” in Costa Rica. People from all over the world visit this little town to watch the artists create their work and take home a beautiful souvenir of their trip. Artisans in this town use traditional art techniques and work with diverse materials to create unique pieces of art.
Costa Rica’s artisans are experts in working with almost all materials, whether seeds from the jungle or precious woods. Among the most emblematic crafts are pottery, jícaro, basket weaving, crafts made with cactus fibers, masks, oxcarts, leather and beautiful pieces sculpted from wood. The most emblematic piece of art, that represents Costa Rica the best are the colorful oxcarts which have both practical and decorative purposes.