Casa del Sonador (Coffee Root Carvings)

An eight mile (25 minute) drive northeast of Orosi on the way to the Cachi Lake and Dam, Casa del Sonador – “the dreamer’s house” in Spanish – is an artisanal woodworking studio which maintains the campesino (peasant farmer) tradition of whittling gnarled coffee-wood branches into ornate figures. Operated by brothers Hermes and Miguel Quesada – sons of famed Tico carver Macedonio Quesada – the workshop displays sculptures of all sizes, ranging from religious figures to mystical faces and more abstract carvings. Casa de Sonador is commended by visitors for being both unique and inexpensive for the quality of the art they sell.

Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week. Entrance is free and their sculptures can bought for $10 and up and visitors have commended the studio for being unique . A guided coffee tour is also available for purchase.