Local Flavors and Spice Garden Guided Tour
Local Flavor Experience Take a fun and educational tour of the local food scene: how dishes are made, where organic ingredients come from, and how to make recipes at home. Your first stop will be the farmers’ market in Quepos, where you can peruse the stalls and choose the ingredients for your lunch with the help of the guide based on the customized menu. You will be greeted by our team when you arrive at our exclusive ranch and dining area in the quaint town of Londres. They will continue by guiding you through our organic garden to select some meal-enhancing flavors, colors, and textures. Now onto the preparation, which will be guided by our skilled local cooks. Experience hand-made corn tortillas, exotic “ceviches” made with plantains or bananas, old-fashioned rice cooked in a tomato sauce, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, “picadillos” made with minced meats, vegetables, and spices, and more by participating in the kitchen. Your curiosity about Costa Rican regional flavors will be piqued as soon as you sit down for your meal. Think up creative ways to recreate the dish at home using seasonal ingredients. You will have some free time to explore the ranch and walk down to the Naranjo River, where you can take a refreshing dip if the weather cooperates. The evening tour is canceled in May, September, October, and November due to inclement weather. Spice Garden Take a fun and educational tour of a nearby farming operation: in a single tour, learn how organic vegetables, coffee, cacao, and other ingredients are grown, processed, and used in local dishes. At the ranch, have a traditional Costa Rican lunch and free time to explore. a true experience of farm to table. You will be greeted by our team when you arrive at our exclusive ranch and dining area in the quaint town of Londres. They will continue to lead you through our spice plantation and organic garden. Discover the harvesting and processing of coffee, the making of chocolate from cacao, and the cultivation of ranch-grown spices like vanilla, cinnamon, and pepper. Corn tortillas made from scratch, exotic “ceviches” made with plantain or banana, old-fashioned rice cooked in a rich tomato sauce made with chicken and potatoes, “picadillos” made with minced meats, vegetables, and spices, natural juice, and artisanal wine are all on the menu. You will have some free time to explore the ranch and walk down to the Naranjo River, where you can, if the weather permits, take a refreshing dip.
Tour duration: 6 hours
Price varies by group size
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- Beverages and lunch (or dinner if is a tour at the afternoon).
- Transportation from/to Manuel Antonio Hotels
- Bilingual certified guide.
What to bring
- Walking Shoes
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable clothes
Minimum of operation 2 people.
Children under 4 years of age are not allowed.
The month of May, Sep, Oct, Nov the evening regular tour do not operate due weather conditions.
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