Crafts with Identity

Since 2011, the Costa Rican Tourism Board, through the Touristic Planning and Development Direction, has developed a strategy to improving product the competitiveness and the tourist destination through the incorporation of the Costa Rican cultural heritage, as a differentiating element of the tourist offer.

Within this strategy, is the training program called "Crafts with Identity", where the artisans assemble their own design line by incorporating their technique, as well as elements of their personal and local identity, as the differentiation seal; thus, creating useful or decoration items with a human aspect, expressing innovation, history, identity and quality using local materials.

This process positively impacts the generation of novel, top quality products that contribute to improve the organizational aspects of the artisanal craft collection, the artisan´s income and strengthen their self-esteem when marketing and positioning their products.

Muestras de artesanias

This initiative aims to provide the national and international tourists with the possibility of taking of the Costa Rican soul, made by the hands of Costa Rican artists, giving added value to their travel experience.

The program is constantly growing, that’s why it promotes the inclusion of artisans with artisanal techniques of Costa Rican tradition or producers of neo-crafts that, due to their design, identity, quality, and healthy practices, can be part of the program.

For more information or process the incorporation to the program, contact:

Lic. Katy Solís Piedra
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Phone: 2299 5770 o al 2299 5800

Costa Rican Tourism Board
Touristic Planning and Development Direction

Collectives Crafts with Identity:

The craft collectives with identity that make up the program are distributed by different tourist areas of the country; they are the following:

No

Nombre del Colectivo Artesanal

Lugar de Impacto

Año

1

Colectivo Artesanal Puerto-Puerto          

Puntarenas

2011

2

Colectivo Artesanal Limón Dulce             

Limón

2012

3

Colectivo Artesanal Arroz con Mango    

Alajuela

2012

4

Colectivo Artesanal La Garúa                   

Cartago

2013

5

Colectivo Artesanal La Zona                     

Golfito

2014

6

Colectivo Artesanal Cardumen                

Quepos

2014

7

Colectivo Artesanal La Huaca                   

Liberia, Guanacaste

2014

8

Colectivo Artesanal Norte-Norte              

Los Chiles, Guatuso, Upala

2016

9

Colectivo Artesanal Calzada Dulce           

Turrialba

2017

10

Colectivo Artesanal Encontraste               

Gran Área Metropolitana

2017

11

Colectivo Artesanal Bosque Mágico         

Monteverde

2018

12

Colectivo Artesanal Siempre Verde          

Sarapiquí

2018

13

Colectivo Artesanal La Granea                  

Los Santos

2019

14

Colectivo Artesanal La Choreja                

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste

2019

Crafts with Identity Program Catalogue

Última Modificación: 02/08/2021.
Instituto Costarricense de Turismo