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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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Natural cork with great style

 
 
*This costa rican brand has been trying to recognize the simplicity’s beauty. 
 
 
We are completely sure that when you visit Costa Rica, you would like to buy a present for you, or to give it to your relatives, or to your friends. This is something of our national design created with the best pleasure. For this reason, today we bring you “Yurika” a costa rican national brand that has been developed with its novel and unique designs made of natural cork.  
 
Its designer who is also an Architect as her profession, Kimberly Yurica, is telling us how this brand has been focused on creating pieces that represent another way to consume and produce. She has her exact words “Making a pause and think how the articles we daily consume are made.” Yurika’s main purpose is to offer a product with “style,” but with vegetable-origin-materials, and made with local and fair labour, Kimberly added. 
 
Each Yurika’s piece tries to glorify what is essential and to omit what is excessive, creating a “key” choice of accessories and clothing. This finds constant inspiration in getting back to timeless ways.  
 
In its main products there are accessories and natural cork handbags, and other garments like organic cotton T-shirts. They always look for key and natural materials. The labour of this brand is already in the costa rican market for 8 years. It is divided in two areas of the country: Tilarán and San José, offering a job mainly to housekeeper women where Kimberly is also fully participating with this group in the process. 
 
Its designs can be totally loved by those people who are looking for a “conscious life” that appreciate the natural materials of high quality. Another important point of this brand is that it creates and designs useful articles, or articles of frequent use for our daily life, so, this would also produce a great investment.
 
Yurika products are available in its web page www.yurikacr.com and in their social networks like yurikacr.  
  
 
Photos by: Yurika Studio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A local gift with...Environmental Sense!!


What a good sensation is produced by being traveling and enjoying the local shopping offered by the country of high quality and with a different presentation?


For this reason, with bring you in this opportunity an excellent recommendation if you wish to take with you something totally local and 100% natural for the skin’s care made in Costa Rica.


Ara Jabones Artesanales (Ara Handmade Soaps) is a Pyme enterprise dedicated to produce and commercialize natural soaps that promote the healthy concept for every kind of skin. Among its specialties, there are these delightful mixtures: activated carbon, palmarosa & shea nuts, mint & eucalyptus, lavender & lemongrass, beeswax & sweet orange, cocoa, coffee & vanilla.   


The interesting part of this business that has the Costa Rican Seal and that was initiated by professionals in Engineering and in the Environment is that it has achieved to combine Science with Art, producing perfumed soaps, strengthening the natural elements’ use with a great environmental sense.

More information: (506) 8334-3917 with Natalia Barboza: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

https://www.facebook.com/jabonesyaceitesartesanalesara/

 

Photo by:  Ara Jabones Artesanales-Costa Rica

National design is rescuing our Oxcarts’ Value

 
* They have been one of the most famous handicrafts since the middle of the 19th Century.

After declaring the “Oxherd” and the “Oxcart” as Immaterial Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2005, in the year 2017, the Costa Rican product and graphic designers are joining the recognized “Oxcarts’ Painter” Luis Madrigal who has more than 35 years of experience to create deep respect and love towards the tradition. So, exclusive products full of identity are back in the unique oxcarts’ painting. 
 
“El Canto” (“Singing”) is the Brand that represents this interesting design and fashionable project in Costa Rica. It is the only one in its environment due to the fact that this is the first time in which the oxcarts’ ornamentation technique is being worked in detail, joining an oxcart painter (Luis Madrigal) and a graphic designer (Daniel Ramírez). 

Its name “El Canto” (“Singing”) is from the oxcart’s unique sound. Each of them makes a special sound while traveling. Many years ago, it was possible to recognize who was coming when his/her oxcart was traveling from a distance of 1 kilometer from the point you were in your current position, only by hearing his/her oxcart’s sound. We were explained by El Canto’s Designer and Manager, Vanessa Chacón, that it was a very personal way of expression. 
 
These exclusive garments are available at the main design shops: Apartado Creativo, Ñ, Este o Este, Casa Diwo, Piso 7, Espacio, Insólita, CL Casa de Modas, Coral Boutique, and Guatu in Guanacaste. Ordering by Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp 8857-7666, it will be sent to any part of the world. Contacts: www.facebook.com/elcantodelacarreta/    @elcanto.cr 

Doubtlessly, this would be one of the best gifts you can take from Costa Rica, because each piece is exclusive, to use frequently, in addition, it is a souvenir full of Art and History.
 Photo by: El Canto-Costa Rica

Homeland Effect: Rescuing what is National


 

We visited an interesting shop that captured our attention for its graphic design. It tries to note on many of its little offered gifts, things that are very typical from Costa Rica. They are “Homeland Effect”.

 
Their main desire was to undertake a business to get something positive, mixed with the homeland’s passion. They saw the need to create a fostering product about the Costa Rican identity within a modern design. In that time, they initiated their main products: We were told by the founders that they thought about the stickers made with Costa Rican-related-designs.

Once you go into the store, the first things that you would like best are the modern pillows with lining and the wrapped water bottles. Those products are made with flora, fauna, and Costa Rican beaches designs. These products’ designs are original and they are fully focused on Costa Rica’s culture.

The fabric used by them to make these beautiful pillows is jute because it symbolizes the coffee bags. In this way, we try to reinforce the Costa Rican popularity. All those pillows have a zipper and we can take out the stuffing to wash them well. They are mixed with damask and created with thermoadhesive material which is more washing and using resistant.

The shop is located in San Pedro, one can send these products to many parts of the world at Costa Rica’s Post Office. More information: www.instagram.com/efectopatriacr

www.facebook.com/efectopatriacr

Photo by: Efecto Patria

 

 

 

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