Souvenir Leo

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  • Address: 150 Mts. Sur Bar | La Vega, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +565-24671112
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Souvenir Shop
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Souvenir Leo is the best known souvenir shop in La Fortuna de San Carlos, hands down. It is a very tiny establishment, but don’t be fooled, because the little shop has handmade artefacts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. They have everything from paintings, wood carvings, ornaments, decorative plates and pretty much everything in between. And if that isn’t enough, the hospitality of the owners of such a small shop has had delighted customers coming back to them year after year.

Owned by a Costa Rican couple, Leo and Marisol, Souvenir Leo is one of the best kept secrets of the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos. They have been living in the same place for years, and have been maintaining this little shop since. Leo mostly does the carvings, and Marisol is responsible for their paintings. For this reason, every souvenir you find in the store is truly unique. What customers really love about the store though, is the owners themselves. The couple have become famous for their wonderful hospitality towards visitors, amongst tourists and locals alike.

  • Leo and Marisol often treat customers to a coconut full cold water, also known as Pipa, yet another example of their gracious generosity.
  • Leo also has a fine bird collection, something he isn’t afraid to show off if the visitors are interested.
  • Purchasing multiple items from Souvenir Leo will possibly end up with you getting a very good discount.

Although quaint and tiny, Souvenir Leo is one of the most wonderful places to visit when you’re in La Fortuna de San Carlos. If you want something special to remember your trip by, this is the place you must go to.

Souvenir Leo Travel Tips

  • Souvenir Leo maybe a little hard to find, as it is half an hour off the city centre. Don’t hesitate to ask locals, as the shop is quite well known and they will be able to guide you right to it.
  • While Leo only speaks Spanish, Marisol is well versed in English and will be able to guide you through the shop if you so desire.
  • Despite being a small store, both cash and credit cards are accepted at Souvenir Leo.

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  • Souvenir Leo Address: 150 Mts. Sur Bar | La Vega, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  • Souvenir Leo Contact Number: +565-24671112
  • Souvenir Leo Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Souvenir Leo(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Souvenir Leo: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 13.07% of people who visit La Fortuna include Souvenir Leo in their plan

  • 43.48% of people start their Souvenir Leo visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Souvenir Leo

Monday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Souvenir Leo

People normally club together Rainforest Chocolate Tour and Buena Vista while planning their visit to Souvenir Leo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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