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Just over an hour's drive from San Jose International Costa Rica airport (SJO), eco-minded travelers from all over the world have reveled in the beauty of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, located within the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve & Research Station in the Canton of San Ramon. The hotel is ideally situated as a gateway to Arenal Volcano and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here, you're immersed in one of the world's most precious and complex jungle ecosystems - the cloud forest. This boutique mountain hotel is nestled on 75-acres of gentle rolling hills, with well-appointed "casitas" and Honeymoon Suites, each with their own fireplace, and surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens. Originally owned by former president Rodrigo Carazo Odio and First Lady, Estrella Zeledon de Carazo, Villa Blanca has become a renown and cherished Costa Rica destination. The architecture reflects the original farm village concept, with a welcoming Hacienda, offering guests exceptional Costa Rican hospitality, premier dining, a private theater, conference facilities, and pampering spa menu. Also quite unique is a replica of a 14th century Roman wedding chapel, La Mariana, with its hand painted ceramic ceiling. Choose from a variety of nature-based activities, including horseback, zip-lines, and user-friendly guided trials, plus excursions to Arenal and Poas volcanoes, hot springs, and rural-cultural tours. This is the Costa Rica where those who "travel well and travel right" want to go. Please feel free to visit our sister-site, one of the most prestigious Manuel Antonio hotels, Si Como No.
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Spent three nights at Villa Blanca before heading to the pacific coast. It was secluded and felt like we were the only place left on earth. Up in the fog and cloud forest everything is still and peaceful. We had a lovely casita with a...More
In more vacations than I can recall, including stays in Costa Rica at other excellent hotels (including Four Seasons) I have never seen such a commitment by everyone with such personal hospitality as my wife and I received on this recent vacation at Villa Blanca....More
Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from villablanca2011, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature ReserveResponded 15 September 2018
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to post this long and excellent review.
We are extremely happy to know that we have set the bar so high and you enjoyed your stay. We hope we can host you again in...More
After a long drive from San Jose we received a warm welcome at this hotel. It was more than I expected in the Cloud Forest, very comfortable accommodation and great location with lovely trails to explore flora and fauna
A very good hotel with seperate cabinas, lots of wild life, hummingbirds, night walk was interesting and so was the early morning one. Not much to do if you don't go on a walk or take one of the excursions away from the hotel.Staff were...More
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from villablanca2011, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature ReserveResponded 1 week ago
Thank you dear C2530NLrobertj for your review. We really apreciate your feedback. Our hotel was design more as a relaxing place than an adventure hotel. People who reserve our place enjoy the nature we offer.
Johannes Kohkemper A
Greentique Hotels Costa Rica
My friend and I visited for 4 nights. We had booked this hotel after looking at not only the reviews from other guests, but also when reading about the hotel's ethos for sustainability. We were greeted by exceptional staff, friendly and professional and to the...More
Response from villablanca2011 | Property representative |
Hi _charliemacnab30, We have self guided trails around the property, we also offer guided tours, we have a lot of activities for the kids like: milk cows, you can take animal´s footprings at our investigation center, also we... More
Hi _charliemacnab30, We have self guided trails around the property, we also offer guided tours, we have a lot of activities for the kids like: milk cows, you can take animal´s footprings at our investigation center, also we have a colection of insects, we also have adventure tours like canopy, aerial bridges and more! It is not necesary to rent a car! we can provide you transportation! Regards Gabriel Urb Guest Care.