Delight your senses exploring a tropical Manuel Antonio Villa Vanilla Spice Tour farm and take home our aromatic spices.
Our spice farm began as a conventional vanilla farm in 1987. Today we sustainably grow more than 20 spices, some native to the tropics of the American Continent and some native to Asia, species such as our beloved vanilla, true ceylon cinnamon, cacao, black pepper, allspice, turmeric and variety of exotic fruits and medicinal plants.
This tour is completely hands-on and will satisfy the curiosity of tourgoers of all ages. All your senses will be involved while identifying a wide variety of intereesting species. Special taste of homemade treats highlighting spices that we grow at the farm, takes place at our rainforest viewpoint. Besides the amazing lush tropical forest view, some frecuently wildlife visitor are hummingbirds, toucans, macaws, and squirrel monkeys.
Whether your interests lie on cooking, spices, gardening or sustaineble agriculture, etc. a visit to Villa Vanilla is an unique opportunitty highly recommended by previous visitors.
Do you know that?: From more than 30 thousand orquid species, Vanilla is the only edible one. It’s sustaible grow at our farm has led us to become award winning for more than 20 years already.
- 2.5 hours
- taste our spicies
- Certified guide
What to bring : Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscream, insect repellent.
- Spice shop available
- Low price guarantee
- Secure payments and bookings
- Free cancelation up to 25 hours to the star time of the tour
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This was a very well done tour. We learned so many interesting facts about vanilla, spices, chocolate, and the forest/farm where it all grows. The tastings were delicious! It was great to be able to see the vanilla flower and beans.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
My wife and I chose this tour during a day that was a bit rainy. It was probably the best tour we did while in Costa Rica! While every hotel offered ziplining, kyaking, hikes, etc. we are glad we chose something unique in the Manuel Antonio area. Our tour guide Joyce was amazing and knowledgeable. She spoke great English so there was no issue understanding what was being presented. Now we were in a very small group which helped us in asking more questions and getting perfect answers. There was so much we didn't know about what was being grown in Costa Rica, and also the difficulty level of some items, such as Vanilla bean. We were picked up on time by a person named Chris who was very engaging throughout our short drive from the Shana Hotel (approx 15min). The tour lasted about 2.5hrs. We managed to get some beautiful photos and we learnt a new word "BioDynamics". Oh and the ice cream they served us at the end is out of this world! My wife is still raving about the tour now that we are home. That means it was a success! 🙂