Rustic Boutique Hotel, Authentic Hidden Gem of the Central Valley!
Just one hour from the San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel is a boutique ‘green’ certified hotel, great for nature lovers, birders, couples and families looking for a unique experience in one of the most delicate ecosystems, the tropical cloud forest.
The hotel, originally a mountain-home of former president Rodrigo Carazo Odio, offers 35 guest rooms set along 75 acres of rolling dairy pastures and adjacent to the 2,000 acre Los Angeles Private Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The architecture and renovated rustic décor reflects the original Hacienda lifestyle. Rooms all come with full amenities, including minibar and a fireplace for the cool evenings in the clouds. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in public areas and casitas with satellite TV are offered in the Hacienda.
Dining at El Sendero Restaurant is a delightful experience where guests can enjoy a variety of traditional regional dishes. El Sendero serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, all a la carte to ensure freshness. Meals are thoughtfully prepared with nutritional sensibility and organic ingredients that complement their exquisite flavors. Villa Blanca’s bakery, El Café del Bosque, emits enticing scent of fresh breads and pastries throughout the day. The charming Aqui No Mas Bar is located just next to the El Sendero Restaurant. They offer a variety of cocktails, beer and wine. A full breakfast is included daily, including freshly made yogurts, cheeses and granola.
Enjoy the moderate hiking trails through El Silencio de los Angeles Cloud Reserve. Take advantage of the hotel’s Wellness and Yoga Center (appointment required). Visit the ultra-romantic wedding chapel (a 50th anniversary wedding gift from the former president to his wife Lady Estrella). There is even a functional farm on site that is great fun for the kids!
‘Sustainable Hospitality’ requires that hotel operations meet several CST (Certification of Sustainable Tourism) policy standards, including recycling, biodegradable cleaning products energy usage management, and organic gardening. Additionally, its commitment to the community is evidenced in its staff, 95% being local residents, who together volunteer to support many community programs, a reflection of San Ramon’s character of warm and engaging personalities whose spirit provides the distinctive, friendly service that is a signature feature of the Villa Blanca guest experience.
- Take in the relaxing sights and sounds of Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve.
- Visit Organic Green houses, or take a stroll through Orquids and Bromelia exhibits
- The Vida en Balance (Life in Balance) wellness and yoga therapy center includes whirpool, dry sauna, gym and yoga
- Relax while watching daily presentations in the THX Movie Theater
- Have a true Costa Rican farm experience—visit Milking Parlor at the dairy farm (where cows get milked daily at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm)
*Stay 3 nights and only pay for 2 when traveling through December 20, 2016! Conditions apply. Inquire for more details.
*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
- Fitness Facility
- On-Site Tours
- Wireless Internet
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