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Guaitil

Although it's just 30-minutes away, the indigenous community of Guaitil remains a world apart from the touristy, nightlife-centered town of Tamarindo. Guaitil houses one of Costa Rica's largest remaining Chorotega indigenous populations. The Chorotega people are best known for their skill at crafting exquisite pottery and day trips to Guaitil usually feature a demonstration of artisan techniques – clay mining, natural colors, sun-drying and more. The welcoming community makes for a wonderful place to purchase a meaningful souvenir to represent your experience in Costa Rica; most pieces cost between $15 and $150.

Guaitil in Pictures