Things to do in Sarchi

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Things to Do in Sarchi


Top Attractions in Sarchi

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What travellers are saying

  • Christine L
    Wolfville, Canada40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fabulous place. There are different areas to enjoy, all beautifully done. I think a few more flowering shrubs would add to the enjoyment of all the tropical greenery.
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • KnitsbyConnie
    MA500 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a planned stop on our Caravan Costa Rica 8 day tour.

    We had a narrative tour of the factory by guide who showed us the workings of the oxcart factory from days long ago. We also watched several crafts people painting items (ornaments, trays, etc.) with the intricate designs that were on sale in the gift shop.

    Great place for most any kind of souvenirs at the best price. I was amazed at how large the store was with all the merchandise. They had a lot of variety to choose from.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • Lara
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The guide working today (Danielo) was very informative and helpful! He is very knowledgeable about all the species of butterflies here, gently holding them for pictures and even helping me hold one. What a joyous place to visit for such a small price.
    Written January 29, 2020
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, SC632 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are in Sarchi you must visit the ox cart factory and store. We came with a Caravan Tour. Ox carts have been made here for over 100 years. Carts were the traditional means of cartage on coffee plantations. They are painted lavishly. The largest cart in the world is on display here. The carts are made using water power, a central power shaft, and belt powered tools just like 100 years ago. This is a fascinating old place plus it has a really good gift shop.
    Written January 25, 2024
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  • LeAnn H
    Miami, FL113 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely church with a park in front of it. Great town to spend some time walking around in.
    Written December 4, 2019
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  • Stefano B
    Cartago, Costa Rica847 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to enjoy and learn about insects and other creatures like spiders. For a very convenient price they teach you about insect´s life cycle and behaviors.
    If you are more of the adventurous type you can learn how to raise them in a sustainable way and why not include them on your diet...
    Written June 1, 2019
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  • Daleb0422
    Ajax, Canada386 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place still makes ox-carts! Most of them, though, are hand painted for souvenir sale. Other crafts, such as trays etc. are also beautifully hand-painted. There is a tour of the facility, and the water wheel powered tools are interesting to see at work. The gift shop is extensive.
    Written December 2, 2019
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  • Douglas H
    Layton, UT31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were a Princess cruise and elected to take an excursion to Sarchi to see the painted ox carts. we drove by the largest oxcart in the world. Wheels are about 10 feet tall and every inch on the whole cart is painted with beautiful designs. We went to shop where they paint the carts and other items. They showed us how they run all their machinery (lathes, saws, etc) using a water wheel. We were able to see a couple of Artists at work. all their work is free hand painted, no stencils. Our only complaint was that we didn't have enough time in the gift shop. The trip was well worth the expense of the excursion.
    Written January 10, 2023
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