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Tico Pod Art House & Gifts

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Address: Calle Pastor Diaz | Across from Arigato Sushi; beside Pizza Pata., Jaco, Costa Rica
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+506 2643 2068
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Unique, hand picked gifts and art. Supporting many local Costa Rican...

Unique, hand picked gifts and art. Supporting many local Costa Rican artists and artisans. From fine art canvases, wood carvings and fine silver jewelry to folk art and hand-made soaps; you'll find a great selection of Costa Rican products (as well as few from other Central American artists). Authentic Boruca Indian masks from Costa Rica and Chorotega Indian Pottery. Beautiful leather bags and local jewelry.

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Art and jewelry is different from the same same in other shops

I bought a painting here. It is more expensive than other shops so if you just want an ordinary wood bowl or painting of a frog or toucan, you can find it elsewhere for cheaper... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Anna M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I bought a painting here. It is more expensive than other shops so if you just want an ordinary wood bowl or painting of a frog or toucan, you can find it elsewhere for cheaper. But if you want a piece of art that doesn't look like every other peice of art for sale in Costa Rica, this is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is really awesome for the art lover. It has tons of hand made items made by local artists. While it has things that could be great gifts, I wouldn't consider this a gift shop.

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Thank Scott K
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tico Pod is my favorite gift shop in Jaco. They always have some unique items that I don't see in the other shops. Some items are a bit expensive, but good quality and well made.

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Thank alissalowrey
Vail, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years to bring back a unique, crafted item for friends/family. If you are tired of mugs, sarongs, and t-shirts with Imperial beers on it, this is the place to go! Items to please at all different prices--I just love the jewelry, art work, hats, bags--there are always new items and the owner can tell you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice shop with a lot of fun and pretty art. Worth to take a look but some things are a bit more expensive so be sure to check out more shops if you're looking for something in particular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricey but nice. Always go there and buy a little gift or two. Highly recommend a visit. Beautiful handbags!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The art store actually had interesting and unique art that is not your run of the mill souvenir junk. We purchased a great piece at a reasonable price. If your looking for something authentic go here.

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Thank DAN S
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is the best art/gift shop in the entire region! Exceptionally unique items, on site owners to answer questions and a lovely atmosphere to relax, enjoy shopping and find the perfect gift for friends, family or yourself! Art classes are offered in the upstairs studio which is a fantastic opportunity to get your creative mood flowing and all levels from... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you are going to buy a hat, purse or wood carvings, this is a good place to go. It is mostly local stuff, higher quality. Air conditioned. There are other places, but they are more for people who want to haggle over non local, touristy items.

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Thank CharlieG69
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The best of the bunch for taking home a remembrance of Costa Rica. The shop carries unique items that you won't see elsewhere.

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