because every wanderer needs a bag

Uniquely designed with the tropical spirit of adventure of Costa Rica. Our handcrafted bags are perfect for Wanderers, Travelers & Gypsies exploring the World one destination at a time... Pura Vida!

Our story is about two women’s synergy and their passion for design, art and Costa Rica. Gitingas was born when owners Lisa & Rhonda came up with the idea of combining their artistic talents and skills. They sought to design the “Ultimate Beach Bag”, and together have created handcrafted one of a kind bags that are a perfect marriage of function & aesthetics.

Gitingas bags utilize natural imagery and local Costa Rican elements to help you to carry the things you need to the places you love... where ever that may be!

Gitingas Co-Founders  Rhonda & Lisa  have a true passion for travel

Gitingas Co-Founders Rhonda & Lisa have a true passion for travel


Gitingas handbags are manufactured by Prisoner Hope; a program created by a veteran of the leather handbag industry as his way of giving back to society. Prisoner Hope’s main objective is to drastically reduce the recidivism rate and diminish the percentage of repeat offenders.

With the purchase of this bag, you are contributing to the rehabilitation of a Costa Rican inmate and financially supporting his family. The Prisoner Hope Program provides job skills and support to qualifying inmates. The intention is to show them that there IS an alternative to a life of crime.

Each & every Gitingas Handbag is manufactured by Prisoner Hope!


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