Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, Sarchi

4.5
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The sight of brightly colored Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro immediately brings a smile to your face. See beautiful ox carts, chairs, tables, and other wooden products made with passion and skill as you wander the site. Intricate, boldly colored ornaments capture the true spirit of the Caribbean, and the friendly craftsmen will happily answer your questions about their works. The ox carts made onsite are still manufactured using traditional techniques, keeping the same look they had when people used their distinctive designs to identify one another as they crossed paths. The souvenir shop offers a variety of equally beautiful wooden artworks, but of a more convenient size to carry. Arrange your visit to Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sarchi using our Sarchi holiday planner .
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  • Two things stand out about this old factory. First the art of hand painting the oxcarts is still done and the artists do a great job. Yes the style is simple, but the results are beautiful. Second the...  more »
  • Had a great tour (in English) of this historic factory. I was blown away by the working water mill. The carts, wheels and other wood items built here are stunning. We ended up buying a nice tray and h...  more »
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  • Great for groups to visit! They have a cool tour of factory (you can also see artists painting typical hand-made pieces seen in Costa Rican culture), tourist shop with everything you may want to buy, and beautiful restaurant upstairs. Highly recommended!
  • This souvenir business has a restaurant and excellent handicrafts. Not only Costa Ricans is a meeting of different Central American cultures. Excellent quality and prices
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