The cultivation of vanilla

Los Silos, Spain

Experience hosted by Pascal & Béné

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in French, English and Spanish

What you'll do

Come and discover one of the most precious and prized aromas in the world: the vanilla. Where is it from? How does it grow? How are these pods with a pleasant scent produced? During your visit to Finca la Canopea, you will discover how, in a regenerated subtropical ecosystem, the vanilla plant acclimates and produces. During the flowering period (between April and july), you will attend the pollination of the flowers, the harvest of the pods and / or their preparation. My little vanilla production is unique in the Canaries.
At Finca la Canopea, our ambition is to transform a desert into a rich and varied ecosystem made up of many edible plants.I will start the visit by showing you how, using permaculture techniques, we recreate natural habitats where man and nature find their place. It is in this pleasant environment that you will discover how the vanilla plant got acclimated to it and how I have the ambition to cultivate it on a larger scale.
Whether you are alone or a group, the tour is suitable for everyone. It is also possible to book privately. Feel free to contact me.
Come and discover one of the most precious and prized aromas in the world: the vanilla. Where is it from? How does it grow? How are these pods with a pleasant scent produced? During your visit to Finca la Canopea, you will discover how, in a regenerated subtropical ecosystem, the vanilla plant acclimates and produces. During the flowering period (between April and july), you will attend the pollination of the flowers, the harvest of the pods and…

Meet your host, Pascal & Béné

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Belgian by origin, I have lived for ten years in Los Silos where I work in welcoming and informing travelers as well as in the development of a permaculture and environmental education project. I also offer an experience "Discover permaculture with your 5 senses".
My travels in tropical countries have marked me. I have fond memories of the flavors and aromas of the various exotic ingredients. Spices are part of a passion that I love to share.
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Where you'll be

The experience takes place in our farm located on the outskirts of the small village of Los Silos (north coast of Tenerife), at the foot of the Teno rural park. It is a natural space of great beauty, semi-protected, where we create an oasis inspired by the principles of permaculture and ecological agriculture. You will discover a land that was almost deserted when we arrived and gradually transformed into an edible forest.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Jessica
November 2021
Great experience! The Finca La Canopea is a great place where you can really get in touch with nature and how permaculture is working. Pascal has a fundamental backround knowledge and you can feel his passion for Vanilla and the other plants he is growing. He also knows how to tell stories about them in a very gripping way.
Mette
November 2021
An interesting experience. Pascal a head full of ideas and as many ways off getting them into practice. If you want to know about vanilla and permaculture - go here!
Cyril
May 2021
We loved our experience at La Canopea farm. The subtropical environment is wonderful and the vanilla themed tour is exotic. What we have learned about this spice and its path is surprising and full of anecdotes. Thanks to Pascal for sharing his passion.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 6 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.