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“Great people - top quality handicrafts!”
Review of Galeria Aymara

Galeria Aymara
Ranked #12 of 35 things to do in Puerto Ayora
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Jewelry & latin american art and craftwork
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Galeria Aymara is definitely the finest and most exclusive original handicraft shop I've visited ever!
A must for every Galapagos-visitor!

3  Thank Matthi65
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is an excellent shop in Puerto Ayora, the main town of the Galapagos, on the island of Santa Cruz. Lots of beautiful, high-quality items that the owners have found from artists and crafts people in Ecuador and elsewhere in South America. A little pricey, but worth it - after all, you get what you pay for. Nothing chintzy or tacky here. When we were there, we saw a little sculpted sea turtle that, once we got home in the US, we regretted not buying. We emailed the shop to see if we could buy it over the phone with a credit card and have them send it to us. Sure enough, Martin was very helpful - he called me and offered to send it by Fedex or registered airmail. I chose the latter for $10 and it arrived in great shape in 11 days (and trackable online). Excellent products and excellent service!

1  Thank Veteran-Traveler55
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We had a great expereince here and bought a mask and a retablo mirror. Beat was very helpful. We went to the gallery at about 7 PM and did not have enough cash. He said to come back the next day. We wanted to give a deposit to ensure our purchase but he said it should be fine Sure enough, when I reached the next evening, he had it all packed up nicely and ready to go. It is a well laid out and maintained place. Only thing is that it opens later than most other places (at about 9 am) and one of the earliest to close (by 7:30 am) in thr area. They have a small shop at the Baltra airport as well, but the choices are much better at the Ave. Charles Darwin location.

2  Thank Rashmi B
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We visited both locations of Galeria Aymara. You owe it to yourself to visit one or both if you are looking for art that did NOT arrive via China or other non-native countries. Our purchases were outstanding; tapestry, carvings, woven basket and statuary. The gallery representative was most helpful. We could not decide between 4 woven wall hangings. He cleared a wall, and hung all 4 of our potentials so we could see them on a wall versus laying on a table. When we decided on our purchase, he made shipment to the US so easy. All items arrive in a timely manner and undamaged. A most positive experience.

4  Thank aquarium-mermaid
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