Did you know that a true Curaçao Liqueur has to be made with the Laraha orange? And that this orange only grows on Curaçao? And how come there’s a blue version?
A visit to Chobolobo is a journey. You will learn all about the Curaçao liqueur, but also interesting facts of the history of Curaçao itself, and other products the people of Curaçao are so proud of. Of course, the experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting the various liqueurs yourself by drinking a delicious cocktail, made by the experienced bartenders.
Entrance is free at Chobolobo and you can roam around freely on the estate and through the distillery. But if you want a more immersive experience, you can choose for a paid guided tour by one of the enthusiastic guides. You will get answers to all your questions, but also included is a tasting and the choice of one of the signature cocktails. The complete tour will take about 45 to 60 minutes.
Chobolobo is one of the few publicly accessible mansions in Curaçao. The mansion was built early 19th century and, since 1947, used for the production of the Senior liqueur. The mansion is centrally located in Saliña, just a few minute drive to downtown Willemstad and en-route to all the best beaches. You can easily combine a visit to Chobolobo with a tour around the island
Around the year 1500, when the Spaniards arrived on Curaçao, they brought along Valencia oranges. Due to the arid climate and the soil of Curaçao, the orange mutated into a green version. This orange is called the Laraha and is indigenous to Curaçao. The Laraha is inedible. However, the dried orange peels are perfect for the production of Curaçao liqueur and provide a unique taste.
Until today, Senior is the only brand in the world that uses Laraha to make Curaçao liqueur. They’ve been doing so since 1896. Senior also produces other liqueurs than Curaçao, like a chocolate liqueur and tamarind liqueur.
There is a cocktail bar in the cozy courtyard of the historic mansion and enough shadow to enjoy various drinks, smoothies, or a nice cup of coffee. Afterward, take your time to get some unique souvenirs for friends and family. The extensive gift store is located right in the middle of the Chobolobo mansion.