What you'll do
I will take you to Don Francisco's home, he and his family will welcome us to the basket workshop at the back. Francisco will have all material ready to teach you how to make handmade baskets and you will be able to choose between 2 prototype's sizes. Then, he will start explaining the procedure from the beginning until the end, and then you will start making the one you chose following his directions. He will be guiding you to finish your basket until the end. I will be all the time there as a communicator enabler to ensure a smooth and rewarding experience.
I am an Airbnb Host worried to provide meaningful experiences to anyone who visits Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste. Don Francisco is a retired awesome man who lives from making handcrafted baskets, I got to know him one day at the local market when I stopped to buy fruits. The owner of the Fruit Shop told me that he only sells what the local people produce because we have to help each other; Francisco's baskets were being sold there. Is this how you will learn how to make your Costa Rican Basket and preserve a vivid memory from sharing with a typical family.
Costarican Coffe or Lemon Grass Té
Where you'll be
We will meet each other at my house, 5 minutes away from Nuevo Arenal downtown. I will share my location once you are booked. Then, I will take you to Rio Piedras, which is 20 minutes away from home. This is where Francisco is located. After our experience, you will be free to decide which road to take.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
This experience is very easy to follow, native languages won't be an impediment to get 100% satisfaction. Francisco only speaks Spanish, but I will translate if it is necessary.
Make your own Costa Rican Basket!