Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, Manuel Antonio

Delight your senses with a tour of Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices, a biodynamic spice farm set in the verdant rainforest overlooking a national park. Renowned for its vanilla plantations, the farm also grows quality pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, and cocoa, plus an array of fruits and medicinal herbs. Learn about the painstaking process of vanilla cultivation, experience the aromatic tastes and smells of the organic herbs and spices, and tour the scenic grounds to see the production firsthand. During the tour you can sample beverages and treats made from fresh farm ingredients. Afterwards, browse the gift shop for some additions for your spice rack at home. A visit to Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Manuel Antonio route tool to plot your vacation.
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  • Very interesting to learn about the processes for vanilla beans and cocao. Tour guide was very informative and desserts at the viewpoint were delicious! Though it is hot and humid recommend wearing pa...  more »
  • We had Daniel as our guide, he is very knowledgeable of the farm and the making of processing of the cacao, vanilla and spices, which we tried and purchased and have already used at home...very high q...  more »
  • It was fascinating to see how the spices and chocolate were grown and processed. The farming practices at Villa Vanilla are interesting too, as they fit into the natural environment rather than fighti...  more »
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