Chocolate Tours

SIBU Chocolate Tasting Tour (Half day)

Like a wine tasting but with chocolate, Sibú’s Tasting Tour weaves culture, history and good humor into a lively presentation about chocolate and its role in Costa Rica’s pre-Columbian past and economic development. 

Sibú’s owners and Master Chocolatiers welcome guests on this journey of the senses. It all starts with a sampling of fresh cacao fruit and roasted cocoa beans. You'll then try an indigenous hot chocolate recipe from the 1500s before savoring dark chocolate squares and classic European-style bonbons made on the premises. Sibú is known for pairing unusual ingredients that will deepen your passion for chocolate and change how you experience this veritable “food of the gods.”  

Who should come? Foodies, chocolate lovers and lovers of history, culture and conversation

Location: Set in the mountains, just 20 minutes north of downtown San Jose, one mile off the highway to Guapiles (Route 32). Tasting tours are at our production site in San Isidro de Heredia with seating on an outdoor terrace surrounded by gardens.

Lunch: Pre-arrange lunch with your visit or choose from our a la carte menu of hearty soups, farm-to-table salads, hot sandwiches, artisan cheese plates and scrumptious desserts. No time for the tour? Come by for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. (Vegetarian and vegan options available.)

This tour makes the perfect start or finish to your Costa Rica trip.

Tour cost: $27 per person

Duration: approximately 1.5 hours, depending on questions

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with prior reservation and a minimum of four registered for that day. Call 2268-1335 or email info@sibuchocolate.com to reserve.

What to bring: This tour is a chocolate tasting under roof in a cool mountain setting. Make sure to bring a wind breaker or sweater as it can get cold on rainy days due to the high elevation (approximately 4,500 ft. above sea level).

Exertion level: This is a seated tour with no walking or hiking required. We offer a perfect day of relaxing at our artisan workshop amid a lovely garden setting, following adventuring in other parts of the country.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is neither a factory tour nor a plantation tour. On Sibú Chocolate’s Tasting Tour, you will enjoy a journey of the senses and take a first step at becoming a chocolate connoisseur.

Getting there and reservations:

For reservations, call +++(506) 2268-1335 or write to info@sibuchocolate.com

For step-by-step directions to our locations, visit sibuchocolate.com/contact-us/

GPS: 10°02'06.6"N, 84°00'53.0"W, 10.0351667, -84.014722

Google Maps: “Chocolate Sibú San Isidro”