Lulu Berlu Art Gallery, Puerto Viejo — Photo courtesy of solamo
Before she made her recently debuted line of bikinis, Natasha (or the woman behind Lulu Berlu Art Gallery), made almost everything else she could get her hands on, some of which is on display in her immaculately stocked gallery and shop. It's one of the best places to pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs in Costa Rica.
Interspersed with her own mosaic-tiled masterpiece chairs, mirrors, tables and tropical hanging lampshades, the shelves are lined with brightly beaded purses, wall hangings and all kinds of art. In an expanded space that has become part of the gallery, clothing racks full of Lulu Berlu designs, and her handpicked choices, are now joined with a rack devoted to Lulu Berlu's new line of bikinis, which were modeled at an in-shop fashion show and can be previewed on Lulu Berlu's Facebook page.
Given the proximity to some of the best turquoise beaches the Caribbean coast has to offer, one may think swimwear would be a popular item in Puerto Viejo, but until this spring, one would have been left high and dry. Find Lulu Berlu Art Gallery and shop on the secondary road behind the main road in the center of Puerto Viejo. Credit cards are accepted, and shipping may be arranged.