Arts, Crafts & Down-Home Cooking

About halfway between Nuevo Arenal and Tilarán is Casa Delagua ★ ((tel) 2692-1324), the studio, gallery, and coffee shop of Costa Rican artist Juan Carlos Ruiz. There’s also a good used book and DVD collection on sale here.

The Lucky Bug Gallery ★★ ((tel) 2695-4515; is an excellent roadside arts-and-crafts and souvenir shop, selling locally produced functional and decorative pieces. It’s attached to the Lucky Bug Bed & Breakfast.

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.