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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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Really interesting tour

I was glad I took the tour at Villa Vanilla. It's not super cheap, but I got to see some really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Interesting tour and great food!

We went with four kids and two adults (kids ages 8,10,12, and 13). Learned a lot about vanilla... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
McGregor, Texas
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  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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“cinnamon tea” (52 reviews)
“vanilla beans” (45 reviews)
“spice shop” (40 reviews)
Villa Nueva, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
+506 2779 1155
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was glad I took the tour at Villa Vanilla. It's not super cheap, but I got to see some really interesting stuff (the plants growing, spices drying, etc.) and the tasting at the viewpoint was quite enjoyable. The spices at the shop seemed pretty...More

Thank gdmitchell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with four kids and two adults (kids ages 8,10,12, and 13). Learned a lot about vanilla beans and the process of harvesting/fermenting. Also enjoyed all the beautiful grounds to tour plus the live demonstration of cinnamon harvesting. Everyone enjoyed eating the delicious desserts...More

Thank Daisymom4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and the farm itself was fascinating. It was a mellow, small group that started at the main farm building and learned about growing and harvesting vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, allspice, etc. Then we strolled around the grounds and saw all the...More

Thank tinacis7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop here every time we're in the area to stock up on vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa, and spices. Fantastic farm. A little hard to access, but absolutely worth the trip!!!

Thank Beth Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured this farm as part of our recent trip to Costa Rica. The tour included a demonstration of how different spices are prepared for use. The grounds are breathtaking and there was a small tasting at the end where we sampled several products including...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this tour. Lasted about 4 hours including transfers of around 1 and half hours. Easy walking though some of the tracks would be unsuitable for wheelchairs. Our guide was good and knew his stuff, although I looked up what he said about the...More

Thank oak21
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Anybody that has any interest in plants will enjoy this informative tour in a beautiful setting. Excellent guide, lovely snacks and a wonderful spice shop included.

Thank ticasueW
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were lucky enough to have a private tour the day we went! Our tour guide was great and we learned a lot about the different trees, plants, and the growing and production process. Who knew that vanilla took so much work?! They were very...More

Thank Alyssa R
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Didn't do the tour but bought a lot of spices and got to taste the cinnamon tea YUM can't wait to make it back home.

Thank Cher M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Loved this tour! The guide was very informative, answered everyone's questions very well. This is an easy walking tour with some lovely chocolate treats at the end!

Thank rollers_74
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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