Quepos & Manuel Antonio
Villa Vanilla Spice Tour
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This Farm is located in the Central Pacific rainforest 10 miles east of Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. The farm is a tropical laboratory for sustainable agriculture and includes 27 acres of agriculture and includes 27 acres of agriculture production and 125 acres of primary and secondary rainforest. Cash crops include our major spice – vanilla, plus cinnamon, black pepper, allspice and a variety of exotic fruits, essential oil and medicinal plants.
Vanilla beans, extract, cinnamon, pepper, all spice and other spices are available at our new “Spice Shoppe & Virtual Tour Centre”.
Vanilla (the farm’s major crop) is the most popular flavor in the world! It is also the second most expensive flavoring agent and the reason for its high cost is the labor-intensive nature of vanilla cultivation and processing. “Vanilla is native to Mexico and Central America and this vanilla is considered by many to be the best vanilla on the planet”.
The agricultural tour, about 1 1/2 hours is where you experience the sights and aromas of vanilla, tropical spices, essential oil plants, sustainable practices such as; composting, mulching, animal husbandry, permaculture, spice drying and our unique aerated compost tea system disease prevention and plant nutrition. Spice treats and a spice pack are included free with the tour.
Biodynamic farming practices are of a holistic nature and; rely on recycling on farm inputs work with the soil energies and atmospheric forces, strengthen the immunity processes of the plant and soil and stumulate the digestive processes of the soil using medicinal plant preparations.
What to Bring:
– Tennis shoes
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Tour times: 9:00 AM / 1:00 PM