• Nadine TACACORI

CREATIVITY BUBBLE (Experience Art Therapy in Costa Rica)

Throughout the year, TACACORI EcoLodge concocts new and original experiences to offer you a restful stay combining well-being and discovery!

Discover today our programme mixing Art-Therapy, inspiration and heritage Used in the field of education and personal development, art therapy makes it possible to evolve through artistic practice

"Every human being is an artist. The dream of life is to create beautiful art."

-Miguel Ángel Ruiz-

As we know, in Buddhism, the circular patterns of mandalas are used as meditation supports. They represent the balance between yin and yang, and express values such as compassion, gentleness, discernment, energy...

Tibetan monks sometimes spend days creating them with coloured sand. They then erase them in a ceremony and scatter the sand as an offering in the river.

Here in Costa Rica, it is in Sarchi, a small typical village located some 30 km northwest of Alajuela, that we propose to follow us in this unusual experience.

This village is considered a decisive centre of Costa Rican arts and crafts, especially in the manufacture of furniture and ox carts for the coffee harvest. The artisans of this village still spend long hours painting traditional designs on the typical wooden carts, perpetuating an ancestral tradition and know-how that gives a special atmosphere to this place.

Un homme peint une roue de charrette typique aux motifs ressemblants à un mandala bouddhique

We will start our inspiration with a visit to an ancient painted cart factory, an ancestral manufacturing process that still works with an old water wheel, and we will discover these magnificent creations that have made Sarchi world famous.


For a long time reserved for children, colouring books for adults have appeared on the market in recent years. This success can be explained by the fact that colouring is easily accessible and does not require technical knowledge.