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“A must see attraction!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Biesanz Woodworks

Biesanz Woodworks
Ranked #2 of 7 Shopping in Escazu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come see our world famous woodwork made; tour our beautiful botanical garden and pond; buy a memorable souvenir in our art gallery.
Portsmouth, Virginia
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102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A must see attraction!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

We've been coming to CR for years, had heard about the Biesanz family, Barry's wood shop, and had even read his Mother's book "The Ticos", but had never visited his business.

WOW! What took us so long? Why hadn't we been before now?

My advice---DO NOT MISS GOING HERE!

These folks are some of the most charming and knowledgeable people to be encountered in Costa Rica. The garden and wood shop tour are most interesting. Barry's craftsmanship is worthy of gold medals. We went intending to look around, browse a bit and maybe pick up a small something. What we found were offerings from a few $$'s to a few thousand $$'s. All treasures, no matter the price point. We left having spent a few hundred $$'s more than we expected to, and wanted to buy more!!
From now on, Biesanz Woodworks will be a regular stop for us, and once you go, it will be for you as well.

Visited May 2012
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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
I look forward to your next visit! Sarah and I enjoy meeting people and making things that make them happy. And you and all the reviewers are most kind.

Barry
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Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

I defy anyone to find a place with more charm and artistic talent as this. Barry is a genius and a fount of information about his craft and Costa Rica in general. Do not miss this!

Visited February 2012
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Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
*Blush* What a great review! Thanks so much for taking the time to post! The reviews make a big difference to us and they are much appreciated. - Sarah
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American in Costa Rica
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141 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Amazing Woodwork”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

This is a fantastic place to visit to see artisan woodworks. It is the nicest place in Costa Rica to see handmade wooden boxes and works of art. The actual area where the store and workshop is located is also just gorgeous. I HIGHLY recommend going to the place.

Visited January 2012
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb craftsmanship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

This trip to Biesanz's workshop was our 5th (at least). We visit everytime we are in Costa Rica (live in U.S.). Barry, his wife and staff are all very friendly and happy to show their private gardens behind the store and the workshop where all the wooden treasures are produced. Well worth the trip!!

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank Alan R
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An unexpected delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

This was a great find! One of the employees drove to our hotel to lead us to the shop. He gave us a great tour - thanks Minor! Then we met the artist himself - a delightful 2 hours. So worth a visit.

Visited March 2012
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