A must-see stop on your trip, Sarchi welcomes you with authentic Costa Rican art, furniture and more. Here you’ll find over 200 shops filled with amazing art and items, all crafted by locals.

You will not find the traditional tourist trap trinkets in Sarchi. The local artisans take great pride in their work and specialize in items such as traditional ox carts, wooden rocking chairs, and carved statues of animals.

Weather and packing list

Many consider the Central Valley to be the most comfortable climate in the world with temperatures usually hovering in the upper 70s during the day and lower 60s at night. The rain season here runs from May through November, though the heavy rains are generally during September and October.

Visitors should pack shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block. It is also advised to bring at least one pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt.

Fun Fact: Sarchi is a magnet for local artisans.


Latitude: N 10° 5' 26.96"
Longitude: W 84° 20' 42.61"

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