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Sibu Chocolate

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Lunch with Great Chocolate (and Information)

Our group had a lovely lunch at Sibu plus got to taste chocolate in multiple forms (drinking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
Making Chocolate History!

We stopped at this beautiful chocolate maker’s shop and restaurant on our excursion in Costa Rica... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
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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 2 weeks ago

Our group had a lovely lunch at Sibu plus got to taste chocolate in multiple forms (drinking chocolate, truffles, etc.). It was most interesting to learn about cacao farming and chocolate making in Costa Rica generally and by the owners of Sibu in particular. And...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at this beautiful chocolate maker’s shop and restaurant on our excursion in Costa Rica. As part of our Tauk tour package, we were to enjoy an educational program that would teach us about the history of chocolate-making, and show us how chocolate is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

We had a quick lunch here on the way to Toucan Ranch, wish we could have stayed longer, such a lovely atmosphere, beautiful grounds, and absolutely delicious food. We had the Swiss Raclette melted cheese with mushrooms and bread, Aztec chili hot chocolate, and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

This wonderful company produces fine organic chocolate that is packaged with a sustainable chocolate byproduct. Upon arrival my husband and I were greeted with a delicious cacao drink by a gracious attendant. The tour itself was a lecture given by Julio Fernandez Amon, one of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend to combine a visit to Sibu with a visit to the Toucan rescue ranch nearby ( must make advance reservations). Doing both places in one day will make the 30 minute drive from San Jose a great use of your precious vacation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

We wanted to do the chocolate tasting but unfortunately they can't do the tasting tour with less than 4 people. So we came for lunch instead and we weren't disappointed. We were given a mini hot chocolate on arrival which was so good we ordered...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blondislay
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful property. Outstanding food. Chocolates from the gods. If you’re anywhere near it, go! This site requires I say more, it’s not necessary.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 129tiyag
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Sibu was a last minute addition to my afternoon, but worth it. I missed the tasting tour in the morning, but was offered a sample of their hot chocolate when I arrived. It was a beautiful location to sit, relax, and enjoy a cup of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pathfinder304712
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I am not sure what I liked most about this visit: the chocolate, the tasting & history lesson, the lunch, the grounds, or what. So we went to learn about artisan chocolate making and taste the goods. We got that but we also got a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Sibu Chocolate is a great place to visit. The chocolate tasting/tour is very good. We stayed for a spectacular lunch and the staff are very friendly. I is worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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18 September 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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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
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