Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion

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Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion, also known as the ‘Home of the Genuine Curacao Liqueur’ is a very special Country Mansion. Why? Because the world-famous Blue Curaçao Liqueur is produced and bottled there. A visit to the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery at Landhuis Chobolobo is a journey through local history. You can experience and learn about the production process of the Genuine Curaçao Liqueur and enjoy the taste such as it has been produced since 1896. There are several guided tours available and even a cocktail workshop where you can learn how to make dazzling cocktails with friendly local bartenders.

Shortly after the Spaniards discovered Curaçao in 1499, they started planning the agricultural development of the island. One of the plants they carried with care on their long sea voyages from Spain was the so-called "Valencia Orange". The different climate and soil conditions, however, changed this juicy fruit into a kind of bitter, almost inedible product. In short, the project was forgotten and the "misfits" of the once proud "Valencia Orange" grew wild and abandoned, not even touched by our infamous goats. It was not until decades later, that someone discovered that the peels of this orange contained an ethereal oil with an extraordinary pleasing fragrance.

Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion

What to Expect

In 1896 the local company Senior & Co. started producing a digestive using the recipe of his family who was using the Laraha orange at that time. and named it Senior’s Curacao Tonic. The name was quickly changed into Senior’s Curacao Liqueur. Since 1946 Landhuis Chobolobo houses the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery of Senior & Co, the company behind the world-famous Blue Curaçao Liqueur.

Landhuis Chobolobo is located in the popular Saliña Area right next to downtown Willemstad. Built in the early 1800's, the Country Mansion lies in the center of a 10 hectares large piece of land. The property's history is rather sketchy, but it is believed that up to the establishment of the Curaçao Liqueur Distillery, the Country Mansion never had any other use than to serve as residence for wealthy merchants.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion may choose to book their trip in Willemstad, as visitors to this part of Curaçao will have easy access to this distillery throughout their trip. If you'd like to book your stay close to Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion, you'll have a reasonable number of hotel rooms in the neighborhood.

Hotels near Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Trupial Inn Hotel & Casino Hotel 0.7 mi. (3.1 km) N
ACOYA Hotel Suites & Villas Resort 0.8 mi. (2.9 km) S
Baoase Luxury Resort Resort 1.2 mi. (2.3 km) SSW
Avila Beach Hotel Resort 1.4 mi. (1.1 km) SW
Sunscape Curacao Resort 1.4 mi. (3.5 km) S
Kontiki Dive And Beach Resort Resort 1.5 mi. (3.8 km) S
Lions Dive & Beach Resort Resort 1.8 mi. (4.2 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Active travelers will additionally be attracted by the area because of the options for outdoor pursuits. Distillery visitors interested in testing their skills on the golf course will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Curacao Golf and Squash Club. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, consider going over to Baoase Beach, which is the closest beach to Landhuis Chobolobo Country Mansion. Also, an additional selection of outdoor options exist in the surrounding area. Guests will find a variety of other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. You'll find two places you may enjoy -Landhuis Zeelandia and Saliña Fiesta Park- which are both found within just a couple miles of this distillery.

Information

Operating Hours

Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The first tour begins at 9 a.m. and the last tour begins at 3 p.m.

Payment

Admission is free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (599-9) 461-3526

Location: Landhuis Chobolobo, Willemstad, Curacao

Website: https://www.chobolobo.com/

Email: info@chobolobo.com

 

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