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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 wood shop!

Must see while in San Jose. Minor, the shopkeeper, gave me an amazing tour of the garden and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alameda, California
via mobile
Wonderful tour for family of 4

We recently visited Biesanz Woodworks while on vacation with our 7 and 9 year olds. We learned not... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Melissa W
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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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33 Calle El Pedrero | 600 south of Bello Horizonte church, Escazu 1250, Costa Rica
+506 2289 4337
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 10 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 3 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 17 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 11 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
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were charmed by the beautiful hillside wood working center for Barry Biesanz's masterful wood creations. Our tour guide, Minor, shared his passion and vision with generous detail and examples. We learned much about indigenous trees, the time and detail that goes into making each...More

1  Thank Ann Marie C
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I have known Barry and his works for many years and would highly recommend his products for people looking to take back high quality locally made products from Costa Rica

Thank Casa R
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