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Biesanz Woodworks

33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
+506 2289 4337
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Amazing experience!

This is a place you don't want to miss if you're visiting San José. The tour to the workshop is... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Diana S
Wonderful visit!

Minor gave a great tour of the gardens and the workshop. It was amazing to see how the pieces are... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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  • Terrible1%
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33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
+506 2289 4337
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a place you don't want to miss if you're visiting San José. The tour to the workshop is amazing! They go through so much detail when explaining the process in creating the pieces. The visit to the garden is a big plus! Very...More

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Minor gave a great tour of the gardens and the workshop. It was amazing to see how the pieces are crafted and learn all about the types of wood they use and the lengths they go to, to be environmentally friendly. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank MichelleLS333
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Must see while in San Jose. Minor, the shopkeeper, gave me an amazing tour of the garden and the workshop. There are lots of different price points available in the shop, ranging from 10-2000. Most small bowls are in the 200-500 range.

Thank maiyat2014
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We recently visited Biesanz Woodworks while on vacation with our 7 and 9 year olds. We learned not only about the woodworking but also the gardens (beautiful) and local wildlife. Even our little kids were impressed. The shop itself is filled with gorgeous pieces. I...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were extremely impressed with the variety of such beautiful woods used along with the amazing fine detail work. The collection of jewelry boxes, bowls, nested chest boxes, etc., are the work of an extremely fine craftsmen. Barry Biesanz took his time to give us...More

Thank Woodcamski
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband had toured the facility once without me and bought me the most beautiful jewelry box I have ever seen. We toured with Minor just last February and I fell in love. The love, patience, and craftsmanship are beyond comparison. I bought lots of...More

Thank mavrickinc
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I went to see the Biesanz Woodworks today that was recommended by m B & B Casa Lurin owner Ginette. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my lifetime of travels. The friendly, educator who showed us around took his time explaining everything...More

1  Thank glane2007
Reviewed 18 January 2017

All the workmanship is superior and a fine example of what can be produced in Costa Rica. Everything they make is museum quality. I purchased a bowl there to take as a gift to an artist friend in India. The receiver was delighted with the...More

1  Thank K8281MLronaldb
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Stopped here with my mom the day before I left Costa Rica and it was an amazing experience to end my trip with! We arrived and Minor immediately welcomed us into the shop and gave us an insightful, in depth tour of the garden, workshop,...More

1  Thank Ariane K
Biesanz_Woodworks, Owner at Biesanz Woodworks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thanks so much, Ariane! It was a pleasure meeting you and your mom. Tell your friends we're online and we ship! and your review boosted us to #1 in Escazu!

Reviewed 12 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the wood working shop with Minor, a very personable guide. The quality of the wood work is amazing; no cheap crap here! You will have a peaceful, no pressure shopping experience. As a bonus, you will also meet Negro,...More

1  Thank sevencats2
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