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Sibu Chocolate

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Excellent chocolates/food at this oasis in San Isidro

This chocolate tasting tour was informative, entertaining, and delightful. Jorge is an engaging... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
A very pleasant experience.

The restaurant is in a charming rustic environment. We were surrounded by a beautiful garden... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
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On a private tour and tasting at Sibú Chocolate, guests embark on a fascinating journey through the history of cacao, from its origins as a sacred food of the gods in Costa Rica to its use as a regional currency up to the 19th Century. You will...more
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San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica | Calle Bombacho, 1.5 km NE from the Cruce de San Isidro on Guapiles Highway, San Isidro Apdo. 308-3017, Costa Rica
+506 2268 1335
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I heard for the first time about Sibu Chocolates a few years ago, but for one reason or another I had never been able to go. A couple of weeks ago, things finally fell in place and my friend and I took off from Heredia....More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This chocolate tasting tour was informative, entertaining, and delightful. Jorge is an engaging historian and presenter on the history of chocolate. We had lunch afterwards, which was delicious, and just appreciated the beautiful space. Of course, we came home with Sibu chocolate souvenirs for friends...More

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

The restaurant is in a charming rustic environment. We were surrounded by a beautiful garden, sitting practically in the open. The menu has a very interesting array of different foods. Lots of mediterranean cooking. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent....More

Thank SDQesther
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Went with my company crew: hyper pretentious, and only suitable for uninformed “gringos”. Nothing special on the confiseries nor the food. Service inattentive. Does not worth the trip.

Thank Alfredo N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The two men who run this business and give the history of chocolate presentation LOVE what they are doing. It was so fun! With a tray of 7 tasting chocolates, they talked us through the history of making and marketing chocolate, with a sample to...More

Thank susanK42IT
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

We loved our visit! The presentation about the history of chocolate was very informative and funny. Lunch was also delicious. I must do if you are in the area.

Thank jenvail
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Complete with entertaining history that brings each piece to life - what more can I say but go and buy some! You will never view chocolate the same (and you might not be able to go back to white chocolate or convenience store bought bars...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We stopped by for an afternoon coffee and dessert after a long morning hike and it was just the reward we were looking for! The hot chocolate is to die for and the atmosphere and hospitality were lovely. We left with some souvenir chocolates as...More

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I wasn’t sure to I wasn’t sure what to expect, in fact I’m not even a huge chocolate lover . However this tour open my eyes to the beauty of chocolate and it’s history . It was much like wine tasting and that we were...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

I had lunch here after a tour at the nearby Toucan Rescue Ranch and it was amazing! I was hoping for a tour as well but the owners are away.

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September 18, 2018|
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Response from NorthernBird1 | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the confirmation. Since one can’t edit (but rather delete and repost), I opted just to make a quick update versus pose a question here. Appreciate the reply.
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November 12, 2015|
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Response from gsoriano_costarica | Property representative |
The Sibu Chocolate store in San Jose's Sabana Norte neighborhood is 15-20 minutes highway drive from the airport assuming no traffic delays. We're open Monday-Friday 10-6, call 2220-0050. We also have a cottage chocolate... More
December 28, 2014|
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Response from gsoriano_costarica | Property representative |
Greetings! A city taxi will charge about $50 since the Marriott is about 40 minutes away. Hotel taxis and shuttles for five might be more so I would suggest speaking with the concierge. Entrance fees for the tasting tour is... More