Valhalla Experimental Station

Valhalla Experimental Station

Valhalla Experimental Station
4.5
About
Valhalla Macadamia Farm is a family-owned and -run organic macadamia plantation. Our aim is to promote the planting of macadamia trees for indigenous communities to provide them with an income, food security and also to promote sustainability, the preservation of the environment and atmospheric carbon sequestration. Your visit will include a short tour of our plantation and samples of our chocolates, nuts and skin care products. Visitors can also enjoy a free facial massage with our natural skin care products made of macadamia oil. In our garden restaurant, visitors can enjoy our delicious and famous macadamia pancakes, as well as other breakfast dishes and sandwiches. Come and enjoy our beautiful gardens and clean air. We are ope every day from 8 to 4, monday through sunday. Hope to see you there soon! Hope to see you there soon!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Serenana
Canada52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Received a very friendly, no-pressure welcome from everyone we met. Here you can have a good meal while supporting an environmental effort that truly maximizes the assistance going to local indigenous communities

I bought macadamia nut oil moisturizer. Having used it for a month, I can say that I am very pleased with it. For me, it doesn’t replace a nighttime moisturizer. Instead, by using it for my own mini massage in the mornings, my skin feels great. It never causes oil stains on fabrics. The spray bottle works well and by dispensing a small amount it helps the product to last a long time.

We took one of the local buses direct from the terminal in Antigua. There were at least 3 buses that said “Duenas”. Just say “macadamia” and someone will point you to the one that’s leaving next. We waited about 10 minutes on the bus. It was a good place to watch the activity around the terminal and the market. The fare was collected from everyone as soon as the bus departed the last stop in Antigua town. For the return trip, we only waited a couple of minutes and the trees provided shade.
Written 3 April 2020
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Laurie EY
Kyiv, Ukraine156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The owners Larry and Emilia are legends "in their own time." They have created an amazing and magical macadamia paradise. I would like to see them nominated for CNN's heroes of the year. They are a hope for the planet. PLUS you can purchase fabulous macadamia products and enjoy delicious macadamia pancakes on the weekend. A tour by them is truly special.
Written 12 February 2020
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AAGUATE
Guatemala City, Guatemala5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
tour is basic, just a walking around area but nothing special, prices are expensive because 20usd by pork piece or 10usd by breakfast, we think are best place like Papys BBQ. Just dogs are great, nothing more. If not have any more on day is fine but try other options first.
Written 12 November 2019
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Miguel P
Guatemala City, Guatemala123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
First time to Finca Valhalla, wonderful place to be able to have breakfast under the Macadamia. Trees! Plus food & service is excellent.
Written 27 October 2019
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Gretchen B
Phoenix, AZ62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Educational tour, great breakfast, good products, and gorgeous atmosphere.
I went on a tour here with a group of all ages. Everyone enjoyed. Always informative, and the owners and their family help with sustainable farming/nutrition for families in Guatemala. Recommend the tour and supporting their practice.
Written 20 October 2019
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Javier C.
San Salvador, El Salvador884 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Discovered this gem just a 15 minute ride from Antigua to Ciudad Vieja. This farm has a tour where you can see how macadamia is harvested and processed on site. Very friendly tour guides and environmental friendly premises. There’s a restaurant with fresh vegetarian food. You can also buy macadamia derived beauty products. A. Ice place to visit with kids.
Written 6 September 2019
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Mark Rocchio
California12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
We had a very nice tour and then a wonderful lunch in the restaurant. The service was nice, the staff was kind and attentive.
Written 9 July 2019
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Thank you!
Written 17 August 2019
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Deloras21
San Pedro48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
We went on our own just to see the farm and learn about the macadamia nuts. Did not eat at the restaurant or use the spa. Really, nothing to see but the machine that shells the nuts. The place seemed run down. The small retail store has macadamia nuts that are twice as expensive as the farmers market at Caoba. They also sell macadamia nut oil and skin care products. Skip this unless you want to try the food or spa, which I cannot vouch for. Not a working farm
Written 31 May 2019
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Sorry you did not appreciate our farm. However, it is definitely a working farm. It's been open and working for over 30 years. Maybe you visited a different farm.
Written 17 August 2019
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Maria H
Phnom Penh, Cambodia50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
i highly rec this place - simply to enjoy the lovely setting within a macadamia farm. and the macadamias are really good. if i return, it will be for a coffee. though famous for their pancakes, i found these not as appetizing as some of the places that offer fluffy pancakes in Antigua. And, the staff seemed largely disinterested.
Written 31 March 2019
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Sandy T
Falls Church, VA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
My friends and I visited Valhalla twice during our one month stay in Antigua. After our first trip, where we met the lovely wife of the owner, enjoyed the delicious macadamia pancakes, and got a tour of the farm, we discovered that they have a small spa building and a casita on the property. As a lovely weekend escape, we signed up for a full day of relaxation with facials, massages, breakfast/lunch. Our host gave us use of the casita for the day and it was a fabulous place to nap and relax after the excellent treatments we got. I believe the casita is for rent for overnight or extended stays. It is easy to get back and forth from Antigua to the farm by chicken bus if you do not give your own car.
Written 29 March 2019
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Thank you! It was nice meeting you. You're always welcome.
Written 17 August 2019
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