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Address: 60109, Costa Rica
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A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a beautiful...

A 15 minute walk up from the Monteverde Cheese Factory, through a beautiful woodlands, takes you to the gallery of watercolor artist Sarah Dowell. Visiting her unique home, you'll see paintings which often depict local wildlife and jungle scenes. Colorful signs with arrows show the way. It is also possible to drive most of the access road.

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Worth it! Highlight of my Monteverde visit!

Walking through the cloud forest to Sarah's gallery was one of the highlights of my trip. Sarah herself is gracious and an extremely talented artist. I spent about an hour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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North Lake Tahoe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Walking through the cloud forest to Sarah's gallery was one of the highlights of my trip. Sarah herself is gracious and an extremely talented artist. I spent about an hour looking at her gallery; her paintings are incredible and merit a good, long look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We came across the hand painted sign and had a lovely walk through the forest to find the gallery. Glad we persisted as it was really worth the effort. Sarah's paintings are very good watercolours and some quite thought provoking. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Thank thehenhouse
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Sarah is very welcoming and her art is beautiful, it's a nice walk to the studio. My boyfriend and I went there after our stop at the cheese factory.

Thank Amanda R
Penticton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We were walking along a forested trail when a high school gym teacher and his students, all jogging, suggested that we might like to visit Sarah Dowell's art gallery a kilometer or so farther along the trail. Meeting Sarah and her husband and viewing her art touched me deeply. What a woman! Her art, art cards et are very affordable.

Thank TrailblazingWendy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

"Deep in the jungle" of Costa Rica we fortunately discovered a hand painted plate with an arrow leading us to Sarah Dowell's art gallery. It takes only a couple of minutes to follow a little path through the forest to reach the beautiful garden of tropical plants and flowers. At the front door of the adventurous timber house we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We were delighted to make our way out to Sarah's gallery yesterday. But let me stress a bit when I say "made our way". Her gallery is truly on the beaten path. Getting to her home/gallery was definitely part of the experience. You may be able to make it up there without a 4x4, but I'm very glad we had... More 

Thank David M
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Sarah and her gallery are not easy to get to...but TOTALLY worth the effort. You can walk the access road from the cheese factory or drive (though you'll definitely need an SUV). Her home is absolutely beautiful, and she welcomed us whole-heartedly into her attached gallery. There were probably 50 paintings to peruse. We thought they were beautiful and brought... More 

Thank Lydia H
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

A wonderful gallery in an intimate space off the beaten path. Talking with the artist in her home, the art, the whole experience is one of a kind...and the paintings very special and reasonably priced.

Thank coffeeguycr
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

My parents wandered up to her gallery and brought me back two paintings one day- one of a jaguar and one of a howler monkey. They are great! I am a wildlife biologist and love having paintings of the tropical organisms I study.

Thank MaggieWood
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

This place is a bit off the main road but if you like watercolour paintings is well worth the trip. We wandered up 500 meters from the cheese factory, along a rough dirt road but it was well worth the trip as we purchased 2 paintings that will be a great reminder of the trip.

Thank 404Traveller

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