Sarchi Oxcart

Things to do in Sarchi

Eventought Sarchi is well know about its handicrafts and furniture, there is a lot more to do in this small and colorful town.

Here we left a couple of recommendatios for you to do while in Sarchi and its sorrundings.

·        Handicrafts and Souvenirs

Sarchí is a genuine town of artisans. Here the experience of acquiring crafts goes far beyond a simple purchase, because you can talk directly with the people behind this wonderful work: learn their techniques passed down through generations, share their inspiration and listen to their story of love for life and passion for art.

It is an opportunity to learn from first-hand the cultural and economic tradition that gave rise to this work and delve into the true rural roots of Costa Rica.

  • Fábrica de Carretas Chaverri – Ox Cart Factory (El Jardin) Ox carts are manufacture with a unique design. The painting of ox carts is the stamp that makes them recognized worldwide since 1903.
  • Fábrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro – Ox Cart Factory You can visit the well-known and historic ox cart workshop. Beside this, you can find a restaurant and souvenir shop.
  • Coopearsa The largest handicraft and furniture market in Costa Rica. Offers a variety of furniture and decoration for your home. Sarchí artisans are experts in making wood products and make the best souvenirs in the country.
  • Fábrica de Mecedoras Los Cuyos- Rocking Chair Factory Los Cuyos are the manufacturers of the typical leather and wood rocking chair. They ship worldwide, at convenient prices through UPS.
  • Jardin Botanico Else Keintzler – Botanical Garden In Sarchí you can find hectares of wonderful gardens created with tropical plants of Costa Rican origin and from other countries. It is a genuine multi-sensory experience, full of colors, scents and sounds of nature.
  • Iglesia de Sarchi  y La Carreta – Sarchi´s Church and the World´s largest Ox Cart Iglesia de Sarchi is located in Sarchi, Costa Rica’s Central Valley, across the street from La Carreta, the world’s largest painted ox cart. The church is known for it’s wood carvings, twin towers and vaulted ceiling.