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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended a friend's wedding in this beautiful hotel and the whole experience was great! It's a really peaceful place surrounded by nature where you can breathe pure air. The rooms are cozy, the restaurant and food amazing and the personnel very friendly and professional. Loved it! I would always go back. I recommend it 100%

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Warrenton, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

The casita was clean, quiet, yet surrounded by natural sounds and beauty. The in room fireplace was stocked with wood and lighted immediately when we needed it one chilly evening during the rainy season. The on-site restaurant has a wonderful menu with seafood, beef, gluten free, and vegetarian options, you could dine there several days and not have to repeat...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear DrumfishDan, Thanks so very much for such an encouraging review of all we do our best to deliver at Villa Blanca. With nearly everyone born and raised in the Canton of San Ramon, we are very fortunate to have a staff that feels this is their home away from home to host you surrounded by the Cloud Forest Private...

Montreal
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at Villa Blanca for one night and it was fantastic. Despite the constant rain, I loved it. The cabins are clean, cozy and functional the fireplace being the welcome surprise on a rainy afternoon. The restaurant food is really good (loved the black bean soup) and the staff is wonderful. Everybody is helpful and attentive and friendly, they...

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Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night for a wedding. Great place, delicious food and the rooms are beautiful! It's the perfect place to disconnect from everything. We are definitively coming back, hopefully very Soon...

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Austin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Blanca is an outstanding place to stay. The rooms are large. The fireplace in our room was a nice amenity when it was rainy. The food is great. The staff is incredibly friendly and very helpful. We took an amazing walking tour of the cloud forest from the lobby. The last 10 km of the drive is down a...

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although its difficult to get to it is totally worth the trip. We were treated with 5 star accommodations and services from beginning to end of our 3 night stay. The property is stunning and secluded in the Cloud Forest where clouds rolled in and out of our daily experience. The food was excellent although the wine was a bit...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a delightful long weekend at Villa Blanca. Helpful staff, great food. Our casita had a real fireplace which the staff lit for us each evening. We plan to return next year. Some 20 years ago we visited when it still belonged to ex-President Carazo, and we saw him and his wife there then. Only two...

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was an overnight. I would recommend you to stay. The staff: Francisco, Javier, and all were very gracious. The lodge is quaint, rustic, warm. The dinner and breakfast was perfect. Not one complaint. The individual "rooms" which are small lodges themselves are so relaxing. Mind you---- no TV which I liked. Not a bug to be found!!! Super...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't know what to expect as it was organised for us, but it did not disappoint! It was probably one of the nicest places we've ever been to! First of all, they try really hard to be eco, which is a big fat plus! Staff are lovely, food is great, the nature trails around the reserve are fascinating. We...

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villablanca2011, Owner at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear EmmaAlt, Thank you for your complementary review and the experiences your enjoyed with our accomodations, chefs menus, and our cloud forest nature trails. It was unfortunate that we did not have two therapist avaialble at the same time, but should you come back our way again, next time the couple’s massage will be on us. Saludos, Jim Damalas Greentique...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Very beautiful place, excellent attention, peaceful, delicious food, beautiful experience overall. The spa was amazing, very relaxing, and the therapist very professional and kind, and the movies very entertaining

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villablanca2011, Operation Supervisor at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear brayan372, I will be sure to share your amazing experience at Villa Blanca’s Voices of Nature Spa. With the atmosphere of the cloud forest of Los Angeles Nature Reserve as your backdrop, we find that our clients can truly relax and take advantage of all we have to offer, from the chefs menu to our private theater presentations, we...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

Address: El Silencio de Los Angeles | Los Angeles Norte, San Ramon 1250, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Canton of San Ramon > San Ramon
Price Range: €194 - €234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Deluxe casitas cost more but offer more space.”
 of 5 bubbles Michael3942, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wish that they had the exceptional mattresses that Tabacon Hot Springs has. Our backs hurt every day.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaB680, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You will get your own casita, a small little house.”
 of 5 bubbles C352BVsusanr, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the deluxe casita, the jacuzzi will make the difference!”
  • Fireplace, wine and some snacks we brought.
 of 5 bubbles DiMurillo, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We got married there and had people staying in each room type. All said it was great and no complaints. The rooms with the tubs are really great!”
 of 5 bubbles ashleymZ3852AQ, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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