Cozumel or Costa Maya - Organic Vanilla Beans


#1

Traveling to Cozumel and Costa Maya via cruise ship soon. Are there places close to the port where I can procure organic vanilla beans? I’ve heard that extract is available, but I would prefer to have the whole bean pods.
Thanks!


#2

Doesn’t sound like a problem for CBP but DO declare it/them. (Not that you asked.)

https://www.cbp.gov/travel/clearing-cbp/bringing-agricultural-products-united-states


#3

There was never a consideration to not declare the vanilla beans if I was able to acquire them.


#4

Nor I. But I assume that others may some day read this. We entered Argentina from Chile recently and ‘the dog’ found the spreader that had a minute amount of cheese on it. We also declared a ham and cheese and mayo sandwich.