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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Houston
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was looking for a relaxing place to stay my last 2 days in Costa Rica & this was perfect. Its in the Los Angeles cloud forest & away from it all. It has some short hikes on the property or you can book one of their many tours. The food was excellent & they have an on site dairy...

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another hotel and reserve with a challenging drive to get there. However once there the grounds and main part of the hotel, are most delightful. We (a party of 22) were greeted by the hotel staff and effeciently delivered to our individual rooms, known as casitas. These are individual, bungalow like, dwellings set in there own space and are all...

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful place. Lovely views. Very comfortable. Some amount of walking back and forth to lodge for meals but food was great and well worth the walk. Long drive in from main road. Staff very pleasant and helpful.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I and our two daughters (6 and 7) had the privilege of staying at Villa Blanca's fantastic nature reserve this past week, and we loved every minute! From the excellent nature guides, attentive staff, beautiful grounds and wonderfully clean and spacious accommodations, we enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Our girls even learned how to milk...

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

The casitas were dated, poorly appointed and had bugs. There were very few activities on site - none that didn't require extra fees (they even required a paid guide for the maintained hiking trails). I would not stay again.

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

Judging from your review, we regret we failed to meet your expectations. Although there are both self-guided and guided trails to choose from, we also offer several popular tour options and hotel activities, quite often appreciated by other Trip Advisor reviewers, whose responses best speak for us by rating Villa Blanca again within the top 10 hotels for “excellence” in...

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in the dark and woke to thick mist. We didn't know how beautiful the location was until the mist lifted about 9or 10am. Stunning views all around. Accomodation in modest casitas. A number of trails you can walk unguided where you will see many birds, especially hummingbirds. It's very quiet here and peaceful so not the place if you...

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Wichita Falls, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful -a resort with spectacular views So clean - staff continuely working inside and out So friendly-staff makes you feel welcome and can't do enough for you Many many activities - local guides will take you on nature tours,agriculture tours, give you farming techniques. Very educational.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed in a Villa Blanca casita on our first trip to Costa Rica. When we walked into the room for the first time, our jaws dropped open. The views from every direction were some of the most breathtaking we had ever seen. And the whole property is incredibly peaceful. We really enjoyed eating our meals...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular tropical cloud forest experience in Costa Rica. Truly above the world (40 minutes by cow path from the nearest small town). Beautiful property. Just the sights and sounds of nature. Hummingbirds everywhere. Can take day trips to the Arenal volcano area and other places worth seeing.

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South Easton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the grounds, restaurant and views! It was a great place to get "unplugged" from the our regular daily lives. Off the beaten path (and accessed by a not great road), Villa Blanca was a bit farther for some activities than advertised (such as Arenal volcano), so it is important to get clarification about the drive times to some...

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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: €120 - €215 (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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“All Casitas are the same, although lower numbers are closer to the main part of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles alanh88, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some casitas are slightly downhill from the restaurant. If you have mobility problems request a room at the top of the hill.”
 of 5 bubbles hepzibah2, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ Was amazed how clean the rooms were. Could not add anything.”
 of 5 bubbles D6514ARjanetp, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure that you bring any food/groceries/toiletries with you before you arrive, as you will not find anything at all within miles!”
 of 5 bubbles rachelwD4993RU, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem good”
 of 5 bubbles T1005LUsarad, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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