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Address: 33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506) 2289-4337
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Come see our world famous woodwork made; tour our beautiful botanical...

Come see our world famous woodwork made; tour our beautiful botanical garden and pond; buy a memorable souvenir in our art gallery.

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Special place in Escazu

Our family of 5 was looking for something 'different' to do while in San Jose so we headed to Biesanz on Christmas Eve. Minor was very friendly and patiently answered our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mai S
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 was looking for something 'different' to do while in San Jose so we headed to Biesanz on Christmas Eve. Minor was very friendly and patiently answered our questions about the woodworking process and the shop's history. Our kids (ages 9, 6 and 5 years) thoroughly enjoyed exploring the botanical garden. Sadly, we did not get to... More 

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Thank Mai S
Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed it. =) More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Family and I stopped by to see Barry's work and were amazed by how beautiful the woodwork is! We were greeted by Minor who welcomed us in and showed us the details of everything made. He was so knowledgable and kind - we were treated like family! I purchased a gorgeous bowl which will be a unique one-of-a-kind souvenir from... More 

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Thank Rhonda G
Escazu, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

one of the oldest landmarks of the area, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know Biesanz! They are amazing artists that produce truly unique woodworks. Just go, do it, you wont regret it unless you are used to walmart decor only.

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Thank Gringo T
Bellingham, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The wood products you will find here are one of a kind. You can tour the grounds and see how long each piece takes to make from start to finish. Everything is done entirely by hand. It was so fun to see the products being made at various stages. If you are in the area, this is a must see!!

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Thank Michele M
Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited Woodworks without an appointment and were immediately greeted by Minor who gave us a tour of the garden and the woodshop. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and explained how every piece is created. The tour is for free and there is no pressure to purchase anything afterwards although we were so fascinated, that we wanted to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Our visit was an unexpected highlight! We had fun locating the studio. Minor warmly greeted us and gave informative, interesting tour of gardens and studio. He made us feel so welcome. Artistry is awesome to regard. Gardens lovely. No pressure to buy. Very worthwhile visit - thoroughly enjoyed the time even with 2 teenagers! Highly recommend!

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

They have a very nice showroom which was designed on local houses and lovely garden area. Also, one can visit the factory to see how it is all done. The handmade products are made from beautiful local woods by local real craftsman not some automated shop designed to cookie-cutter out product. A must visit when in San Jose, Escazu, especially... More 

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Thank Broho
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I covet almost everything in that showroom. I've been in museums with fewer articles of beauty. I've visited the Woodworks three or four times. Twice I've taken the tour of the workshop where I learned about wood and how Biesanz works with nature rather than against it to make items fit as gifts for world leaders. The grounds between the... More 

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Thank Heironymous
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited Biesanz's workshops a few years ago and our only regret is to not have written this review sooner. If you are in San Jose and have an interest in art or woodworking, do make the time for a visit. His work is of extraordinary quality and this is one of the most precious souvenirs you can bring home... More 

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Thank KanataKids
Scandia, Minnesota
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you appreciate high end wood craft, this place is worth seeking out. We were fortunate to meet Barry and found him to be an affable and gracious host. Even if Barry is out you will be welcomed by a friendly staff person who will give an informative tour of the workshop and the small nature preserve out back. And... More 

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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We really love getting such great feedback! More 

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