The Costa Rica Art Tour is a novel cultural tour in the San Jose, Costa Rica area. You visit five Latin American artist workshops and studios, and can purchase artwork at reasonable prices if you wish. There’s no pressure to purchase artwork, but if you do, we can help with the shipping via UPS. Lunch and transportation are included, and your guide will translate from Spanish to English.
The number of people interested in art tours isn’t so overwhelming that I can offer the tour on a standing schedule. I can only do the tour for two or more people who come together as a unit and who reserve with at least a week’s notice. A minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 9 people is included in each tour. The tour departs at 10 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m., approximately. Studio tours do not generally run on the weekends, although a more abbreviated tour that focuses on museums and commercial venues maybe be possible.
Owner/operator: Molly Keeler
Phone: 8359-5571 (cell)
Toll free (USA only) 877-394-6113
Price of tour: $150, includes lunch, transportation, and translation. Pickup is generally in the municipalities of San Jose and/or Escazu*. Guests are responsible for transportation to and from the pickup point.
*Please note* that San Jose refers to both a province and a municipality, just as New York refers to both a city and a state. Please clarify with your hotel whether they are located in either of these municipalities.
Meeting Time: 9:50.
Guests are advised to bring an umbrella in the rainy season.
Guests are asked to please present any receipts for prepaid deposits and bring cash for the balance.
“We really had a great time on the Art Tour. I was telling my mom that to just walk into a gallery and look at art seems so dry to me, but to see the artists and hear their stories and inspirations just gave the art such a personal feel to me!”
“Your Costa Rica Art Tour was truly a delight. You did a wonderful job in selecting a very talented group of artists with personalities to match. Both Marie and I hope to have the opportunity to share the experience again. Your idea of doing a photographic tour of San Jose sounds very appealing.”
We hope to see you on the next Costa Rica Art Tour! You are sure to enjoy seeing the work of Costa Rican artists and artisans in their private studios and galleries! Private art tours take place in small groups of 10 persons maximum, so you will have the opportunity to speak directly with the artists. Painters, sculptors, ceramicists, stained glass artists, printmakers, all are included in the tours, as are traditional artisans such as mask-makers and blacksmiths.
All of our art tours are in private minibusses, and include lunch and translation into English.
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Works shown on this site may or may not be available for purchase. Where shown, prices are exclusive of crating, packing and shipping. Please contact us by email first if you would like to place an order.
Please email us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Costa Rican artist and would like to be included in our tours to artists’ studios, please send us an email: email@example.com