Guaitil Pottery Tour


Tour a village known for the artisanal pottery produced by the indigenous Chorotega population, and learn about their rich, diverse culture.

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Tour Description

On this trip we visit the little town of Guaitil, known for master artisans of the indigenous Chorotega population. The Chorotega are famous for handcrafting beautiful clay pottery, using the same materials, colors and techniques that their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. The Chorotega are believed to have migrated to Costa Rica from farther north after coming into conflict with the Aztecs and Mayans, from both of whom they borrowed pottery-making techniques.

This tour explains the process of making pottery from beginning to the end, starting with sand, clay and colored stones and proceeding to shaping, polishing, decorating and burning. The talent and effort required to make these unique products is truly impressive. You’ll have an opportunity to buy pots and other souvenirs from the artisans who made them.

This tour of Guaitil can be combined with a visit to a nearby Costa Rican coffee plantation where we’ll learn about how to grow some of the best coffee in the world.

What is Included?

  • Tour of working pottery facility in Guaitil
  • Souvenirs available for sale
  • Bilingual guide
  • Transportation w/AC

What is Excluded?

  • Gratuity
  • Lunch (available but paid separately)

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Mike Snow
25 Mar 2019
Our January 12 to the 22 stay was our second trip to Villa la Sata. We didn’t think it could get any better but this was a very special time in this extremely special place. For all our experiences here in Guanacaste this Estate cannot be matched. The village of Flamingo provides varied opportunities for dining and entertainment. Whether at Angelina’s, Coco Loco or La Forketta the food was amazing. The in home chef Jean Luc was the BEST! The beauty of the white sand beach of Flamingo is unparalleled. The staff at Villa la Sata was extremely accommodating. There was no better way to escape the cold of Montana. We will return yet again, Michael Snow
Josh Wright
02 Apr 2018
It would be tougher to spend a week in Costa Rica in a nicer home than Villa La Sata. Not only is it centrally located to the “hopping” area of the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, it is positioned on the property and Bay perfectly. A view of over 180 degrees of the ocean is breathtaking. The home is beautiful, updated and unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime vacation home. This will go down as the nicest home we have ever spent time in, on vacation.
T. Meehan
21 Mar 2018
We stayed at Villa La Sata, in Costa Rica for a few days in February. It is a very special place which is beautifully appointed with detail after detail. I can’t imagine a better location in the world to soak up the sun on its terraces, perched on a cliff overlooking a mile or so of wonderful beach. We had magnificent sunsets every night that were among the best I have ever seen. My wife was in heaven as she cannot miss a sunset.
Holden Ogg
23 Mar 2018
Staying at Villa La Sata was an amazing experience! The views were immaculate and the villa was very impressive… I loved waking up to the sound and site of the beach each morning. The fact that you can see the water as the front gate opens and from every room is why I would consider this the Gem of Flamingo. I’ve never experienced anything like the sunsets here as well. As a videographer and photographer it was more than just a paradise it was Heaven.

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