Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Shopping in Guanacaste, Costa Rica: Handcrafts, Souvenirs & Malls
Guanacaste is a land filled with natural wonders, traditions and folklore. It has several options for buying beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs. The main cities in this province also have shopping malls with all the services a traveler needs.
One must-have while shopping during your upcoming trip is the incredible artisanry found throughout Guanacaste, a huge tradition found in local pottery, fabrics and many other hand-made items. Entire families of locals are dedicated to creating these beautiful works made of clay, cloth and wood. In recent years, there has been a strong movement in support of reviving the old handicraft techniques and styles used by the indigenous Choroteca people, mainly found in the town of Nicoya. The region's oldest pottery can be found in Choroteca ceramics museums.
Water Sports Equipment
For avid fans of water sports, Guanacaste has many stores specializing in all kinds of equipment for surfing, kayaking and Scuba diving. In the cities of Tamarindo and Liberia, you'll find a wide variety of shops filled with items to fulfill your adventure needs.
Biking and Photography
Biking and hiking are huge draws for tourism in Guanacaste. Tourists spend many hours enjoying the region's incredible natural surroundings while hiking along paths through parks and reserves, exploring the best that Costa Rica has to offer. Almost every visitor brings along their camera to capture the stunning scenery and extraordinary experiences, so in local cities and towns you'll find many establishments where you can get your photos developed and buy all sorts of cameras. You can also rent excellent biking equipment for tours of natural attractions.
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