Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, Sarchi

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The sight of brightly colored Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro immediately brings a smile to your face. See beautiful ox carts, chairs, tables, and other wooden products made with passion and skill as you wander the site. Intricate, boldly colored ornaments capture the true spirit of the Caribbean, and the friendly craftsmen will happily answer your questions about their works. The ox carts made onsite are still manufactured using traditional techniques, keeping the same look they had when people used their distinctive designs to identify one another as they crossed paths. The souvenir shop offers a variety of equally beautiful wooden artworks, but of a more convenient size to carry. Arrange your visit to Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sarchi using our Sarchi holiday planner.
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  • Very interesting factory for making the essential Oxcart, critical to historical Costa RIca. The tour of the factory takes about 30 minutes. Fascinating to see that the power is driven by a...  more »
  • Was with a large tour group which made it difficult to hear/see. Interesting to see how carts are still made and decorated..  more »
  • Great for groups to visit! They have a cool tour of factory (you can also see artists painting typical hand-made pieces seen in Costa Rican culture), tourist shop with everything you may want to buy, and beautiful restaurant upstairs. Highly recommended!
  • This souvenir business has a restaurant and excellent handicrafts. Not only Costa Ricans is a meeting of different Central American cultures. Excellent quality and prices

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