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Address: | Km 52.5 a San Miguel Duenas, San Miguel Duenas, Guatemala
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+502 5889 4925
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Valhalla Macadamia Farm is a family-owned and -run organic macadamia...

Valhalla Macadamia Farm is a family-owned and -run organic macadamia plantation. Our aim is to promote the planting of macadamia trees for indigenous communities to provide them with an income, food security and also to promote sustainability, the preservation of the environment and atmospheric carbon sequestration. Your visit will include a short tour of our plantation and samples of our chocolates, nuts and skin care products. Visitors can also enjoy a free facial massage with our natural skin care products made of macadamia oil. In our garden restaurant, visitors can enjoy our delicious and famous macadamia pancakes, as well as other breakfast dishes and sandwiches. Come and enjoy our beautiful gardens and clean air. We are ope every day from 8 to 4, monday through sunday. Hope to see you there soon! Hope to see you there soon!

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Inspiring and interesting place to visit

What an inspiring place to visit! The owners of this macadamia farm have worked for nearly 40 years to develop a productive macadamia nut farm, and also to help provide local... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Colleen139
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Shavertown
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No signs of being an active farm, more like a show. Products are expensive, we didn't see one single person working the land or actively caring for the macadamia trees. Machinery is not in use and roasting away. We did not find anything else to see around the area.

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Shavertown
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

What an inspiring place to visit! The owners of this macadamia farm have worked for nearly 40 years to develop a productive macadamia nut farm, and also to help provide local indigenous people with macadamia trees to enrich their income. The environment is quiet, peaceful, and very pleasant. A great way to connect with nature without having to climb the... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

I absolutely recommend this wonderful place! It's great what they do for the environment and for the locals! The macadamia panecakes are delicious - nice to sit under the trees and have breakfast

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

I've been to Valhalla probably 10 times and it never gets old. You can read the other reviews for more detail on what there is to do at Valhalla, but I'm going to try to put into words why this place is so special: First of all, is the fact that it feels good to be there. I think that... More 

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This was probably the most unique part of our ten days in Antigua! Lorenzo and his wife Emilia have created a place like no other in my world. Learn about macadamias and the hope they offer for our environmental future, check out the self-invented machines Lorenzo has perfected to process them, eat a few of the roasted nuts - you... More 

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Reviewed December 27, 2016

Enjoyed the farm and really had a great breakfast. Macadamia pancakes with blueberries we're a real hit. Lorenzo, the owner, is a real piece of work and spent a great deal of time with us. Look forward to using the Macadamia products we purchased. Will return when we're in Antigua again.

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Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this review

Hi!! Happy to hear you enjoyed Lorenzo's company. We will be happy to greet you when you return. Let us know what you think of our products, please. Be well! More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

What an inspiring project and wonderfull place! Everything about this project is great: the ideas and people behind it, the impact on our carbon footprint, its social effect by providing income to farmers and local communities and, last but not least, ourselves. Valhalla, the old Germanic word for heaven, a name well chosen for this great Macademia ecofarm. Do yourself... More 

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Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. This motivates us to keep going. Be well! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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209 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016

The Valhalla Macadamia Nut Farm is an organic and independent macadamia nut farm located just a ten to fifteen minute drive outside of Antigua, Guatemala. It’s a unique and beautiful place in the countryside to spend a few hours! I visited the macadamia farm on a morning during my three day stay in Antigua. I took a taxi for Q50... More 

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Chichicua, Manager at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you wonderful review. Very descriptive and informative. When you come back, come try our delicious macadamia-smoked BBQ. More 

Toronto, Canada
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366 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

We went to the Valhalla Macadamia Nut Plantation as part of a shore excursion from Puerto Quetzal. I really enjoyed this plantation. It has lovely grounds, and amazing green house toilet and lots to do. The tour included a discussion of the how the macadamia nuts are grown and processed. We had some wonderful macadamia pancakes that were very tasty.... More 

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Chichicua, Owner at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to know you enjoyed it. All the best to you always! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This was truly the best side trip of out 14 day Panama Cruise. A nice informative bus ride from Puerto Quetzal thru the countryside and over a saddle between two volcanoes, brought us to this wonderful Macadamia Nut Farm. The owners son explained their responsible and very interesting process of growing and harvesting the nuts, after which we were treated... More 

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Chichicua, Owner at Valhalla Experimental Station, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to leave a review here. It is great for interested travellers to be able to see here what visiting our farm is like. Glad to know you enjoyed it! We DO have wonderful weather here in the Antigua valley. It was nice to meet you! All the best, Ricardo More 

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