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Galeria Lamanai

Km 104 Carretera Federal | Playa de Akumal, Tulum, Akumal 77776, Mexico
+52 984 875 9055
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We LOVE this store!

This store is amazing and is jam packed with all sorts of art that is made by artists throughout... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teri Ann S
Fresno, California

Best selection of quality folk art in Akumal, and not really all that expensive. People working... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
SF Bay Area, United States
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Lamanai was created at the beginning of the 90's as a promotional and sales project for Mexican Folk Art in the Caribbean, from Cancun to Belize. Pre Columbian Art was originally a popular creation that had a specific social function, which has perhaps disappeared through time, yet the desire of the artists that create it lingers on. Improvisation, personality, feeling, and incredible human ability are the qualities that characterize theseartists and artisans whose roots lay in Folk Art. Throughout the years, we have been able to assemble a good working team that has allowed us to expand the original concept, and seek new horizons. In 1999 a little gallery was opened on the Caribbean shoreline, in the beautiful bay of Akumal.
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Km 104 Carretera Federal | Playa de Akumal, Tulum, Akumal 77776, Mexico
+52 984 875 9055
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This store is amazing and is jam packed with all sorts of art that is made by artists throughout Mexico! We love going in and getting some pieces made by a couple in rural Mexico. The Master is amazing and the wife paints the pieces...More

Thank Teri Ann S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best selection of quality folk art in Akumal, and not really all that expensive. People working here are usually very pleasant. Can be hard to find open.

Thank Wodtke
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Best ART ever! Not that trashy touri-things.....real great art for good Money! It is always closed from August 15th- october 15th, that is really very sad!

Thank avd966
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This was hands-down, the best art shop we had the pleasure of visiting on our trip to Tulum. We were lucky enough to stumble upon this painting called "Yolotjil" which means "Heart" is Aztec. We are heading back to Tulum in Oct 2017 and will...More

Thank Motpalmer
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I have been shopping in Galeria Lamanai for many years, and love all of the wonderful and truly high quality pieces that they offer. This is not your usual tourism trinkets, it is wonderful works of art and handcrafting. Year after year, this is on...More

Thank PolarPang
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We have just returned from a 3 week stay in Akumal. My only regret from the whole trip was not finding this shop sooner, and then not bringing home as many things as I would have liked. This is by far the most beautiful gallery...More

Thank memberinraleigh,nc
Lamaluch, Owner at Galeria Lamanai, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you so much for visiting! We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Akumal :-)

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped in here after snorkeling with turtles because it looked interesting from the outside. They had a tree of handmade coffee mugs hanging outside the door and i fell in love with them. There is a sign before you go in that states no trying...More

2  Thank peggy d
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This shop is the place to go for REAL Mexican crafts and products. They have an excellent selection of fine quality products from around Mexico. Oaxacan rugs and woven products, Alebrijes, the carved and painted animals from the Oaxaca state, baskets and folk art, Day...More

2  Thank nroe
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Shopping was nice with friendly staff. The challenge (at least in October) was the limited number of stores to peruse (maybe 10 total) and so while my wife would have liked to spend more time looking, we had worked our way through all of them...More

Thank Travelbum2005
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I've been to Galeria Lamanai several times and I have to say it is my favorite place to find good quality Mexican folk art that goes beyond a souvenir. Although most pieces are expensive I understand the value that the artist talent deserves. Every time...More

2  Thank Mariasol D
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