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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  • This was such a cool little tour from start to finish! Myself, my husband and our four small children really enjoyed it- from the education on the spices to the gorgeous walk through the plantation, t...  more »
  • If you are into truly understanding the benefits of cooking with spices this is a must visit spot. I take friends there every time I visit. Henry the owner is engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. I l...  more »
  • Amazing few hours spent at this farm. Learnt a lot about the regular spices we use everyday and take it for granted. Had a chance to taste excellent desserts at the end of the tour.  more »

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Where to stay in Manuel Antonio

Limits on development keep options out of Manuel Antonio National Park itself. You will find a selection of accommodations just outside the park, near the entrance. The mainly mid-range options there typically offer swimming pools and complimentary breakfast, as well as convenient access to the nearby Playa Espadilla. For more luxurious options, consider the hotels and resorts around Playa Playitas. If you're after something more budget-friendly, stay in the township of Manuel Antonio.
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