On the way back from the airport, I made a stop at my favorite tourist shop, Molas. I think it's somewhere between Atenas and San Mateó.
I am most fascinated by the Kuna women from Panama that actually work there making their art. In the year 2000, I bought a panel for around $10, now the same thing is $30.
I am a crafter but I don't think I would ever attempt to replicate this intricate labor of love with snips of brightly colored fabric.
Here's another site for more designs.
(If you go to the sites, click the back arrow/top left, to get back here)
This art form is not from Costa Rica but rather Panama.
You can read about the Mola art here.
Click onto photos to enlarge, the detail is incredible.
I am fascinated with the pottery from Costa Rica, the Guanacaste area. That's more my speed and I am very anxious to take a trip to Guaitil and learn from a Chorotega master.
I'll let you know how that goes.
So you know... most of the pottery you see sold in Jaco is made in Nicaragua.