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Beautiful handmade pottery!

We saw this place on the way to the cloud rain forest. The artwork caught our eye and we had to... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Christina S
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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Awesome native Costa Rican pottery!!

Marcelo is a native Costa Rican with a passion for his art. And his pottery truly is art! I was... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
James S
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Jun 21, 2018
“Beautiful handmade pottery!”
May 21, 2018
“Awesome native Costa Rican pottery!!”
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The Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts is part of Historica Monteverde Museum. The history of the Monteverde Community is shared with visitors from around the world on a daily basis. The Chorotega Tribe has used ancient environmentally friendly...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Road, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve 60109, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We saw this place on the way to the cloud rain forest. The artwork caught our eye and we had to stop. The owner was informative and explained the entire process of how they make their pottery. We couldn't leave empty handed. I purchased a...More

1  Thank Christina S
MissDWilson, Public Relations Manager at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Dear Christina S: Thank you so much for visiting Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts and for your purchase. It is great to know you and your plate made it safely home. Marcelo is indeed a wonderful artist and he gets 95% of his total support...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Marcelo is a native Costa Rican with a passion for his art. And his pottery truly is art! I was amazed at the loving effort he puts into each piece. He showed us how he starts with black (negro), white (blanco), and red (rojo) clays...More

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MissDWilson, Public Relations Manager at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Dear James S: You have no idea how thankful we all are to know you visited Marcelo and enjoyed every step of the Chorotega Indian Craft process. Most Costa Ricans have no idea of that process and you described the whole thing with such admiration...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Marcelo was so kind to show us his collection and walk us through the process of how he creates his beautiful pottery. We were so happy to have stumbled upon a place where we could learn more about Monteverde’s rich history!More

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MissDWilson, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Leslie M: It is so great to read another wonderful review about Marcelo's passion and work. He is a very nice and talented artist who has an indigenous heart. Thank you for sharing that experience with the TA community. We hope you will get...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Marcelo is an amazing artist who not only is an expert at his trade, but also has a true passion for his work. He crafts his pottery from the soil of Monteverde right in his shop. We had a group of college students staying at...More

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MissDWilson, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Deanna S: It is so great to hear a teacher share the wonderful experience the students had at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the Tripadvisor community and we hope you may eb able to share...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful jandmade pottery. Owner is very nice and explains how he handmakes every piece of pottery in the store. Definitely a place to stop by if your in monteverdeMore

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MissDWilson, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear aswa 13: Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the world. Marcelo has struggled for a long time to create original indigenous Chorotega pottery for decades. Thanks to visitors like you, now the world can read about it. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip. Marcelo was so passionate and genuine. We loved our visit with him and watching him work. He knows the culture and was very interested in sharing his personal touch with us. He creates beautiful handcrafted ceramics...More

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MissDWilson, Guest Relations Manager at Monteverde Chorotega Arts & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Dear Mike B: It is wonderful to read your sincere review about Marcelo and the amazing legacy his trying pass on to new generations. He is indeed an expert on the Indigenous techniques of the Chorotega Tribe in Costa Rica. It is so beautiful to...More

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