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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely time at this hotel. Beautiful secluded location which was worth the long drive in from the main road. Rooms were spacious and lovely with a fireplace and large jacuzzi tub. The food was very good and the breakfast which was included was fantastic. I'm a vegan and the staff were very accommodating in modifying dishes for me....

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Jenison
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the clouds calm and relaxing. Great nature trails. Very good food, most all from the same local farm land. Axing tipical breakfast. Very welcoming people. No complaints at all. Very private and peaceful.

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New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place this forest is!! We loved it!!! Our tour guide Chris was extremely knowledgeable and shared very interesting and fascinating facts about all the plants, insects, birds, trees and other living flora and fauna that he was pointing out to us during our walk. We learned so much new information and really enjoyed the beauty and the...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Villa Blanca for 3 days and totally loved the location, the food (locally grown ingredients), serene surrounding and above all, the friendly service! Worth visiting if you are looking for a cloud forest experience...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Blanca lies within the Los Angeles cloud forest, a setting both natural and yet almost supernatural. With its unique combination of exotic flora and fauna and shrouded cloud forest setting, it truly is a place apart from the world around it. You can explore this new world on guided or self-guided hikes, including a nighttime walk that reveals the...

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villablanca2011, President / CEO at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear andrew698, Thanks so much for distinguishing Villa Blanca for what we refer to as the Magic of Nature in this good-natured oasis of hospitality in El Silencio de Los Angeles, Canton de San Ramon. Saludos, Jim Damalas Greentique Hotels

Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two wonderful days at Villa Blanca. Food was great, accomodations were excellent, the grounds a marvel. the day and night tours (including guides Esteban and Katherine ) were super. Front desk were friendly, courteous and willing to help. A+++ to all.

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

Dear jimfaw, Thanks so much for the high grades. We feel that our mission, as members of Greentique Hotels, is to seamlessly deliver those exceptional Costa Rica experiences that are worth repeating. We hope you become one of our repeat guests with one of our very unique Greentique Vacation packages designed for you in mind. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager...

Satsuma, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family spent Christmas holidays there and had a fantastic experience. The casitas were comfy and decorated with local flair (had a fireplace in each casita). A mountain-top experience in the clouds with many activities to participate in. The main lobby area had sitting areas with fireplaces, there was a huge dining area, there was a pool table room, a movie...

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villablanca2011, President / CEO at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Monica R, When we continue to hear the comments and TA reviews like your own, it’s truly rewarding to know that the “exceptional experience” you enjoyed is at the core of every effort to host our guests who stay at all our Greentique Hotels we enjoy sharing with our guests in Costa Rica. Gracias, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Haslet, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Blanca was incredible. The rooms were perfect, the food was excellent and the tours were breathtaking. Absolutely would return with my children in a heartbeat. My children, 8, 12, and 15, were so excited, especially with the zip lining and river tour. Excellent.

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villablanca2011, President / CEO at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Stephen G, Glad that your entire family could take in some of the great tours along with the Costa Rican hospitality we are known for. We look forward to having the opportubity of hosting you again with a Greentique Family Tropical Aventure including Si Como No, in Manuel Antonio, and Aguila de Osa and Santa Juana Adventure Lodges too....

Walkerton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as part of a packaged tour. As expected, it was raining. Cloud forest will do that. We were given a casita, but it had two single beds.. Talked to the office and they switched up in about 10 minutes. Our original casita had a dehumidifier and electric heater, not so our new unit and it was touch and...

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

Dear Edward A, Glad we could quickly resolve your lodging concerns, and that you found the chefs menu to your liking. Perhaps there was some confusion about the orientation your group was offered that included a stop at the research center with explanations by a Certified Greentique Guide. Hope you can return again and enjoy actually experiencing one of the...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved everything - from the staff, to our wonderful, spacious, peaceful casita with its amazing fire, lovely patio and giant jacuzzi bath, the restaurant, the location, the wonderful excursions available - it was all fabulous.

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Dear HappyTraveller514, Thank you for taking the time to share your unique experience with us within the Los Angels Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve. We never take a guest’s experience for granted and it continues to be rewarding when you acknowledge how fabulous a time spent with all of us here in the Central Highlands of San Ramon. Regards, Joxan...

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  • Spa
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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: €155 - €213 (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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“Quaint, clean and comfortable casitas are available. The walk-in shower was large and was lined with natural stone. Each casita had a fire place with rocking chairs available. Amenities were available in each room.”
 of 5 bubbles 638monicar, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check the number of beds in the casita, lots had two singles”
 of 5 bubbles 295edwarda, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in Casita 34. Lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles HappyTraveller514, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The room we stayed in was the lowest rate - perfectly adequate - two bathrooms including a spa bath that had a view the chapel in the grounds. Its known for holding weddings & would be good as part of a honneymoon.”
 of 5 bubbles 407johnn, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Every casita has it features - this was my 6th stay at Villa Blanca. This time had a beautiful view of the chapel - last time, I had a casita that let me see a herd of kutimunda come down from the hills to forage.”
 of 5 bubbles Bellini1, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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