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.

What’s included?
  • 2.5 hours
  • Transportation
  • taste our spicies
  • Certified guide

What to bring : Comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscream, insect repellent.

Please note
  • 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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Manuel Antonio Villa Vanilla spice tour
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 by AJC752013
A great learning experience with beautiful views!

Joyce gave us an amazing tour of the farm. I had no idea what went into harvesting spices! We had an easy walk to a platform that looked over the farm where we got to experience different types of ice cream and cookies made with spices from the farm as well as a hot chocolate. We ended back at our original place where we learned about how cocoa is made. I enjoyed myself so much that I would definitely do the tour again!

 by cbone68
A true unexpected highlight!

One of the highlights of the entire family, include a 15yr old boy! Just an amazing tour about spices, how they are grown and cultivated. Hands on tours seeing how Vanilla is grown and why it is so expensive (had no idea). Eating cinnamon right off the tree. Tour include a fantastic Cocoa demonstration and tasting. enjoyed it way more than I expected to - we all did.

 by katiek5
Great spice learning experience

This is well worth a visit! I went with my 8 yo daughter, and we enjoyed the beautiful property and learning about where various spices come from and how they are grown. She told me how much fun she was having at least 4-5 times throughout the visit and on the way back to our hotel. The farm itself has a good reputation with locals--our taxi driver said he is well aware of how the farm has benefited the local area. The tasting portion of the tour was delicious--for those with allergies, it does involve milk, almond, sesame and possibly egg. We have a nut allergy but luckily can eat Almond and the spice combos were interesting and delicious, even my 8 yo was enticed to try many new flavors. Highly recommend. Give yourself a lot of extra time to get there, we managed to drive the wrong way even though it isn't hard to get to.

 by vzz2
Excellent tour

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.

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