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Villa Vanilla / Rainforest Spices

#1 of 4 Shopping in Manuel Antonio National Park Features Animals
Villa Nueva, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2779 1155
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Learnt so much

This was a really interesting, tasty and inspiring tour! It's great getting to taste and learn... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2014
Danny F
via mobile
unique experience for the whole family

A great morning tour for our family. Our 8 and 10 year old children loved the day as much as we... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2014
Hamilton, Canada
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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Villa Nueva, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2779 1155
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Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

This was a really interesting, tasty and inspiring tour! It's great getting to taste and learn about all of the spices and biodiversity. We really enjoyed it!

Thank Danny F
Reviewed 12 November 2014

A great morning tour for our family. Our 8 and 10 year old children loved the day as much as we did, learning so much about how vanilla, cocoa, pepper, all spice, cinnamon, cloves and tumeric grow and are harvested. It was great to see...More

1  Thank trvlbug72
Reviewed 28 August 2014

We had a great private tour at Villa Vanilla. My mom and I were fortunate enough to be the only two people in the group because of the Green Season. The tour started with an explanation of how the vanilla is harvested and then extracted...More

2  Thank claritygates
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Had a tour with just the four of us. There are 2 tours starting at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Tour is fantastic and includes tastings of different spices in different types of foods. Booked the tour through the hotel we were staying at and...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Villa Vanilla is a must see stop for travelers visiting Quepos/Manuel Antonio. This biodynamic farm cultivates spices in a natural method. You will find vanilla, true (ceylon) cinnamon, cacao, cayenne, among others. The peace and beauty of the farm is enjoyable in and of itself....More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stopped by just to check out the store and purchase some home grown Costa Rican spices to take home and ended up spending and hour talking to Henry. He gave us great suggestions about how to use the spices, gave us some tea samples...More

1  Thank Sheri P
Reviewed 29 July 2014

My wife wanted a less demanding walking excursion, so we tried this tour and were very pleased. We were amazed at the details that are required to grow and process pure vanilla. The goodies at the view point were a nice touch and very refreshing....More

Thank Riles1
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We had a great time walking through the vanilla farm and spice gardens. Wear long pants and a long sleeve shirt because the mosquitos here are terrible. There is a tasting at the end of the tour which was the icing on the cake.

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a great tour. We had a young man named Roy, who is only 17 years old, but had a wealth of knowledge on the various spices that are grown on this land. The owner is Henry, who really has an uncanny resemblance to...More

1  Thank LT_travels2013
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our tour began with an explanation of how the spices are grown and harvested. Roy, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions and let everyone taste and smell the spices. They grow mainly vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, cardamom, pepper and...More

2  Thank wanderlust657
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Shannon K
How much does it cost to take the Villa Vanilla tour? I cant seem to find any pricing info anywhere!
19 April 2017|
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I have limitations with walking , is the walking tour difficult?
31 July 2016|
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Response from tlk_sia | Reviewed this property |
The tour was mostly flat, with a very gentle rise in place. The pace was also relaxed. I am certain if they know in advance they will try their best to accommodate you. They are lovely people.
Could you tell me how much the tour costs? Thanks!
6 June 2016|
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Response from MariasMom | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't much... I think it was about $10 but not positive. We drove ourselves, so there was no "travel/ pick up from hotel fee. When you call them to make your reservation they will tell you... But I think it was about... More