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Sarchi Worth a Stop?

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Sarchi Worth a Stop?

Good Day,

On August 10 we'll be heading out of San Jose to the Arenal Region, then Manuel Antonio, then depart either San Jose or Liberia.... eitherway I was wondering is Sarchi worth a stop on the way to the Arenal Region.

I have very limited time and the only available time to visit Sarchi is on day 1... so is it worth a stop. If so any specific locations/stuff I need to see? Will I find only unique things - anything else to see/buy?

I would like to shop for souvenirs but unsure what I will find in the Arenal Region/Manuel Antonio... so any advice?


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1. Re: Sarchi Worth a Stop?

This small town is famous for its colorful handcrafted items. It is worth a stop, since you will need max 1 hour for it.

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2. Re: Sarchi Worth a Stop?

If you're going that way, make sure to stop in Zarcero. There is a fantastic topiary park right on the main road and a beautiful metal church right beside it. If I had to pick between Sarchi and Zarcero, I'd choose Zarcero, but you should really do both.

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3. Re: Sarchi Worth a Stop?

I love Zacero too! If you have never seen hedges cut into the shapes of helicopters and teletubbies then stop and gaze in wonder! Sarchi is a great stop for shopping but also to see the arts and crafts produced.

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4. Re: Sarchi Worth a Stop?

Saarchi is a handcraft and furniture place. Many shoppes. Some geared to funelling tourists thru, some not.. We sould have bought a Costa Rican rocker there, but did not. Will do so on a return trip. Pretty church on the square.

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5. Re: Sarchi Worth a Stop?

I believe that the metal church mentioned above is the one located in Grecia. It's quite beautiful and can be a stop on the way to Sarchi, Zarcero, etc. The topiary in Zarcero is in the central park in front of the town church.

I've driven thru Sarchi a few times without stopping for shopping. I do remember a giant sized replica of the typical painted Costa Rican oxcart in the middle of town. It's someplace to stop for photos. Many souvenir & furniture shops along the way.

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