Finca Rosa Blanca
Art, nature, coffee, and spectacular scenic views—a perfect getaway for travel connoisseurs
Finca Rosa Blanca is perfect for:
Romantic Retreats, Honeymoon Getaways and Culture & Nature Family Holidays
For the last three decades, Finca Rosa Blanca has been defying a popular view of luxury and ‘green’ being non-compatible. With modest beginnings of a dream-come-true family home, built in the highlands of Costa Rica’s Central Valley—the inn kept growing, slowly but steadily over the years. Nowadays, it’s an internationally acknowledged, award-winning, 14-bedroom eco-luxury hotel and coffee plantation—a life’s work of Glenn & Teri Jampol.
If asked, they will gladly share details of this eco-sustainable wonder and how it came to be. The devil is in the details, as the saying goes, and Finca Rosa Blanca has plenty of those, all designed and put in place for your enjoyment. They are something that makes this boutique hotel stand out in the crowd of ‘overnight stays close to the airport’. The one regret most visitors have is that they didn’t book more nights! So why would you pick Finca Rosa Blanca over dozens of other hotels in this area?
Unique architecture & artwork with stunning vistas as a backdrop
Admire the singular design of the main lodge—equally from the outside or once you set your foot in it. This unique Gaudi-meets-Hundertwasser hybrid is compiled of 11 distinct rooms concentrated around a high-ceiling atrium. This well-lit and cozy interior showing off a beautiful hand-painted fireplace as its centerpiece. All rooms have original designs (square corners are almost non-existent!) and feature punctuated vistas of the Central Valley from their own secluded balconies and patios. In addition to the main building, there are three more suites, spread out among lush gardens below it.
Enjoy the carefully placed art throughout the property. The extensive collection consists of paintings, hand-painted murals, wooden sculptures and wrought iron. The exquisite woodwork in the original home organically ties together the other details of the interiors and has a quite unique origin. Listening to Glenn sharing the story will have you appreciate these details even more, as well as the process of an art exchange between him, an established artist back in the US, and a local artist, Oscar Salazar, who is the author of hand-painted murals in each room.
The inner works of an organic coffee plantation at your feet
Sequential acquisition of the surrounding coffee fields over the last three decades now adds up to 30 acres of land owned and operated by strict standards of Finca Rosa Blanca. Current annual production is 10 tons of shade grown organic-style coffee. This is NOT the same taste as your regular industry standard! A must-do tour at Finca Rosa Blanca is the 2.5-hour visit of the coffee plantation. After learning everything about how the coffee is grown, cared for, harvested, processed and roasted, the tour ends with ‘cupping’ back at the restaurant (tasting different mountain brews). This is one of the best regions of the world for growing premium blends, and you are in for a treat. Even avid coffee lovers will leave with a more refined palate!
Nature reserves with abundant wildlife & bird watching opportunities
Bird watchers are in for a surprise, too. More than 120 species of tropical birds reside in the surrounding hills, slopes of the dormant Barva Volcano. Be prepared to reach the new record of daily sightings here! Manolo Muños, a guide with more than 20 years of experience in this area, is always there to help the magic happen. Exploring Barva volcano (only 20 minutes away by car) will have you experience the tropical cloud forest flora and fauna. The imaginary line of the continental divide passes right through it! Also nearby is the mighty Poas volcano, boasting the second largest crater diameter in the world, and nothing short of stunning views.
El Tigre Vestido Restaurant: farm-to-table concept at its finest
We have good news for food-lovers. The slow food concept is finally overtaking the restaurant scene in Costa Rica, making it an exciting new food destination. Artisan eateries are popping up across the capital (and countryside!) with El tigre vestido (‘Fancy-dressed Tiger’) ranking high among them—and for a good reason.
Gustavo Alvarado, a locally-based chef with international experience is a new addition to the Finca Rosa Blanca’s team. His 17 years of culinary experience in renowned restaurants across the US (NY Carmelo’s, anyone?) and passion for all things organic are crowned in Latin-fusion meal tasting events that can be requested here ahead of time. The daily menu is not far behind either! It’s seasonal and filled with fresh ingredients that are either grown on-site, or purchased from small organic and local independent farmers.
A goal everyone tries to achieve, but few succeed:
Finca Rosa Blanca is a proud owner of the Costa Rica’s highest award for sustainable tourism—5 ‘green leaves’ with unparalleled 100% score.
The transformation of an empty motocross field into a reforested eco-paradise took a lot of hard work. We are happy to say that maintaining it with such diligence and attention to detail is recognized, both by the guests and the community. Glenn is a leading figure in domestic eco-tourism organizations, and his pioneer work is accepted as a cornerstone of Costa Rica’s eco-sustainable efforts.
Relaxation and luxury in harmony with nature
Unwind by the spring-fed infinity pool (chemical-free, of course), set amidst lush tropical gardens. 12-foot cascade waterfall flows off the upper deck, with perfect setting of hot-tub under a vine-covered pergola.
Targola, the on-site spa features professional therapist’s services including a range of massage techniques (including organic coffee scrubs, yum!), holistic and body treatments, facials and full spa packages. Yoga and tai chi classes are available as well.
What to expect:
- Outstanding service
- Quirky design and attention to details
- Exquisite meals with ‘farm-to-table’ concept
Great selection of both on-site and off-site activities
What NOT to expect:
- One-night stay in a generic hotel room near the airport
- TV sets or A/C units in the rooms ( fans and naturally cooler climate make up for it!)
- Convenience of a downtown location
- Being out and about, while hotel room is just for a sleepover. This is a destination hotel.
*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
- Breakfast Included
- In-room Jacuzzi
- On-Site Tours
- Swimming Pool
- Wireless Internet
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