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“Best souvenir shop ever!”
Review of Souvenir Leo

Souvenir Leo
Reviewed 15 March 2014

We have visited Leo and his artist wife Marisol on three different trips. They are warm, wonderful people and the shop is loaded with wonderful, whimsical treasures. It's so satisfying to select things with the creators on hand to explain their thoughts and processes. (Marisol's English is very good; Leo only speaks Spanish). The prices are very good. They always add extra goodies if you make multiple purchases. I would definitely go out of your way to visit this place and buy your souvenirs here!

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

I always enjoy little shops like this one over souvenir stores with mass-produced trinkets. Leo and his wife carve and paint practically everything in their store. Whether you buy anything or not, they welcome you with fresh coconut from the trees right outside the store. Definitely worth a visit!

1  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Souvenir Leo was a wonderful place to shop for souvenirs. Not only are all the items hand made by the owners, the owners are right there and more than willing to share their stories with you. They are a warm and friendly husband and wife who are a true joy to talk to. We were welcomed into the shop with refreshing coconuts and the conversation just started flowing. The craftsmanship of the items sold at Leo's is exceptional. They wrapped each item individually so it would survive the trip home in a suitcase. This is not the kind of experience you will ever get at some tourist trap souvenir shop where you cannot even be sure the items are from Costa Rica. Always important to support the local artists!

Thank Mary Kay C
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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

This place is wonderful! The owners are some of the sweetest people I've ever met. I spent $40 and was given a free, hand painted magnet to remember my trip and the shop. Different from any other touristy store you can find in the area! They make everything themselves and take time to show you what things are and how they were made, just excellent!

2  Thank HeatherCox
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Souvenir Leo is a must see and shop for any type of gift or keepsake item! Fun store located on the main road in the area. Everything is handmade, beautiful and high quality. There are fun items as well as formal items, from trinkets to decorative, all at very reasonable prices. Cash or credit cards are accepted, too. Leo and Marisol exemplify the kindness of the Costa Ricans!!

2  Thank travel32530
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