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Tico Pod Art House & Gifts

Calle Pastor Diaz | Across from Arigato Sushi; beside Pizza Pata., Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
+506 2643 2068
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Cutest shop in Jaco--better than standard souvenirs

Avoid all of the touristy souvenir shops and come to Tico Pod instead. We left with several unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan M
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Pretty much the best in town

This is by far the best gallery in the area and one of the best in the region, unlike major... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Migue M
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Unique, hand picked gifts and art. Supporting many local Costa Rican artists and artisans. From fine art canvases, wood carvings and fine silver jewelry to folk art and hand-made soaps; you'll find a great selection of Costa Rican products (as well as few from other Central American artists). Authentic Boruca Indian masks from Costa Rica and Chorotega Indian Pottery. Beautiful leather bags and local jewelry.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“souvenir shops” (11 reviews)
“unique items” (7 reviews)
“sister store” (7 reviews)
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Calle Pastor Diaz | Across from Arigato Sushi; beside Pizza Pata., Jaco, Garabito Municipality, Costa Rica
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+506 2643 2068
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid all of the touristy souvenir shops and come to Tico Pod instead. We left with several unique things to remember our trip to Costa Rica.

1  Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far the best gallery in the area and one of the best in the region, unlike major souvenir retailers at the airports and resorts, this relatively small shop offers a WIDE variety of LOCAL and REGIONAL crafts, prices are fair and the...More

1  Thank Migue M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The employees here are so friendly and helpful. They have a great selection of local art and it is a great place to buy unique souvenirs.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for some local artisanal items to take home to friends, this place is it. From hand woven scarfs, to paintings and carving, and even local bath and body products, Tico Pod has it all. It's definitely a step above your typical souvenir...More

1  Thank JessicaLeopard
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly, spoke great English. Lots of unique art, paintings and crafts from a tonne of local artists and artisans. There's something for everyone in this little gem of Jaco. Very nice!

1  Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Went here for some gifts. Was very easy to find a number of nice things for a variety of people. Got a scarf made locally and two small paintings by a local artist. Worth checking out.

1  Thank mfletcher87
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is a wonderful place to shop for gifts. Lots of art, and wonderful things to remember your time in Costa Rica. And the staff was very willing to answer any & all questions!

Thank cathryniten
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Stuart has created a one of a kind art shop here in Jaco. We found all kinds of wonderful items in his store. Anything from local arts and crafts to beautiful masks and paintings. A must see!

1  Thank Trynna D
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Pretty cool local art shop where you can buy a variety of items. we found a number of the items they sold their at other stores a little bit less expensive. that said I was surprised how few art and local craft stores there are...More

1  Thank lplage
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Original pieces not found any where else on strip... Nice gifts like jewelry for $5-$10, I will be going back for a bracelet... small organized store so it’s worth a quick glance before you buy in another store

1  Thank Estelle G
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EddyOntario
24 March 2018|
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Response from Estelle G | Reviewed this property |
They have handmade real butterfly wings items such as necklace and earrings - I hope this helps.
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macgrej68
15 November 2016|
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Response from CJaco40 | Property representative |
Hi. We are located in Jaco in the center of town. Look for either POPS ice cream Or Los Amigos Restaurant. Everyone knows POPS. We are on the same side of the street about 100m to the North. So from POPS cross the... More
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Frbnkslocal
14 June 2016|
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Response from oliver831 | Reviewed this property |
i took mine back..but i am sure they could ship. I have a friend that ships all the time from costa with no problems...i would pay the extra carry on fee and pack in a bag on board to make sure they are not thrown... More
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