Villa Vanilla Spice Farm Tour – From Manuel Antonio

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Villa Vanilla Spice Farm Tour

If you’d like to learn about some of Costa Rica’s tropical spices and plants, this is the perfect tour.

Villa Vanilla is a working farm set in the countryside about 10 miles outside Manuel Antonio. They grow cacao (chocolate) as well as many different spices and exotic fruits, with vanilla and cinnamon being their specialties.

For part of the tour, you’ll walk along a well-maintained jungle trail, learning more about how spices are grown.

You’ll then be taken to an open-air wooden structure for the best part of the tour – the tastings! Here, you’ll get to try some of the spices in delicious handcrafted drinks and desserts, all while enjoying lovely rainforest views.

The walking portion of the tour is along a mostly flat, well-maintained trail. This is a good tour for families or anyone looking for a foodie experience.

An assortment of spices are available for purchase at the end of the tour.

Cost: $55 per person adults. $33 per person children ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free (option to pay $12 to let kids participate in the tasting at end of tour). Rates plus 13% tax.

Offered: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. only. Closed Sunday.

Duration: 2 hours (approximate)

Includes: A visit to the processing warehouse, walk through the plantation to learn about tropical spices and plants, and tasting of different desserts made with their spices. 

*Transportation available from Manuel Antonio/Quepos for $12 per person.

For more information, read our post, Villa Vanilla Spice Farm: A Rainforest of Flavors Near Manuel Antonio.


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Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is requested at least 7 days before the tour date, you will be refunded 100% minus a cancellation charge (1-4 people - $20 total; 5-8 people - $35 total; 9-12 people - $50 total). If cancellation is requested at least 7 days before the tour date, you will be charged 100%. No refunds for no shows. This tour runs rain or shine. Cancellation requests must be sent by email to