• 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.  



    Photo by:  Ara Jabones Artesanales-Costa Rica

  • The Green Market was born in 2008 in our country as part of the dream and need of a people group. These people have different occupations. They were thinking about to create a place to interchange ideas, actions, products, and food. It was a meeting point among friends, local producers who were dedicated to the organic agriculture, and consumers. To sum up, they wanted to support a “Sustainable Life” Style in San José.

    Nowadays, it is not only an Organic Market, but a meeting place that includes the community. Here, every kind of people can create connections and develop within a healthy and friendly environment, promoting the long-term health, the sustainability, and the care of our alimentary systems and Costa Rican communities.

    Besides the products’ selling, a cultural schedule is offered, delivering live concerts, Yoga, workshops, lectures, discussion groups, and other artistic and cultural manifestations. You can visit it each Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Aranjuez Sports Center Park in San José. It is also in Ciudad Colón, every Tuesday, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at “Mercado Viejo” (Old Market). In both places, the visitors can enjoy delicious and healthy food.   More information: https://www.facebook.com/FeriaVerde/   

    Photo by: Communications Department -Feria Verde 



  • This is a collection inspired by the traditional Costa Rican costume and by the color and designs of the Costa Rican oxcart, which is the national symbol for culture, art, peace and work, as well as Heritage or Humanity.

    "These dolls are made out of pure love, and they carry a message of peace, freedom, and all the sweet emotions I feel while creating them, and which I hope to convey to you" explains its designer Laura Soto Loaiza, in Costa Rica.