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The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve has a well-stocked gift shop, just off the entrance. You’ll find plenty of T-shirts, postcards, and assorted crafts here, as well as science and natural history books.

Another top shop is CASEM COOP ★ ((tel) 2645-5190; www.casemcoop.blogspot.com; daily 7am–5pm), on the right side of the main road, just across from Stella’s Bakery. This crafts cooperative sells embroidered clothing, T-shirts, posters, and postcards, Boruca weavings, locally grown coffee, and many other items to remind you of your visit to Monteverde. CASEM COOP is open daily 7am to 5pm.

Over the years, Monteverde has developed a nice little community of artists. Around town, you’ll see paintings by artists Paul Smith and Meg Wallace, whose works are displayed at Hotel Fonda Vela and Stella’s Bakery, respectively. Casa de Arte ★★ ((tel) 2645-5275; www.monteverdearthouse.com) also has an interesting mix of arts and crafts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.