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Sibu Chocolate

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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Chocolate and history

We loved our visit! The presentation about the history of chocolate was very informative and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jenvail
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Cleveland
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Artisan chocolate tasting

Complete with entertaining history that brings each piece to life - what more can I say but go and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hans H
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New Jersey
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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 discover how Europe transformed chocolate into the bars and bonbons we all enjoy today and witness the rebirth of chocolate as an artisan treat, packed with antioxidants.Sibú Chocolate’s signature dark chocolate is made solely with premium, locally sourced organic cacao beans and organic sugar. DuringThe Single-Origin Organic Chocolate Experience at Sibúthe visit, you will savor gourmet truffles, caramel and pure dark chocolate tasting squares accompanied by spirited discussion about cacao genetics, terroir and the future of fine flavor chocolate. Visitors will also learn about how cacao is grown, the indigenous cosmology surrounding it, and the social and environmental importance of the cacao crop to Costa Rica and the region.Join local artisans tempering chocolate on a marble slab and decorating bonbons by hand at a small workshop set just on the edge of the cloud forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Overlooking the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, the workshop is a cool and tranquil place from which all SIBÚ confections and bars are made with care. The Owners and Master Chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, welcome their guests and share how to taste the nuances in chocolate by using all the senses.Stay and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and inspired by local cuisine including such delicacies as Hibiscus flower iced tea with a touch of fresh ginger and corn bread cake a la mode with luscious SIBÚ chocolate sauce.
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“san jose” (17 reviews)
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 31 May 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.

Thank Brenda M
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Very nice cafeteria specialized in chocolate, away from San Jose at Highway 32 in the way to the Atlantic coast

Thank villalobosleo65
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

A marvelous spot t hat we’ve being coming to for years. George and Julio do a superb job of explaining the history of chocolate and the tasting is amazing. Terrific food and a beautiful setting. I can’t say enough about Sibu.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the food and the delicious chocolate. The place is located in a beautiful place in Costa Rica. Great atmosphere

Thank mamuki2018
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I’m in Costa Rica for work and my friends and local coworkers decided to visit this place. None of us had been here before. The drive from the Marriott resort in Heredia took a solid 45 minutes in regular traffic. The building is way off...More

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This gem is hidden away but worth the trip. The food and service were excellent. You are greeted with a demitasse cup of hot chocolate that is really good. The lunch we had was also very good. Definitely recommend checking this place out!

Thank rcorson
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shravya r
12 November 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
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savvy016
28 December 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
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