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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Chicago
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff was wonderful. Food is very good. Rooms are comfortable. There is a research center on premise and excellent staff to guide tours and assist with questions. The weather is chilly at night so bring a hoodie. The road to the hotel is a rural 30 minute ride.

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Chestertown, Maryland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

beautiful site for a hotel, up in the clouds surrounded by secondary and primary forest full of birds and wildlife plus all the tropical vegetation. We had two outstanding guides on our trips, never saw the volcano but that really didn't matter. The food was good and the staff in the hotel and restaurant were friendly, helpful, and very good...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Long bumpy ride to get to this remote facility but worth it. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the forest is magical. Guide was great. Beds were the most comfortable of all the places we stayed.

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Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a pleasant, two night stay and found the research very interesting. We would have liked more optional activities as some of the trails were closed and the thick, morning fog would have made bird watching difficult. We loved the log fire!

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Richmond, B.C.
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous property with wonderful views and comfortable casitas containing a fireplace ready to be lit. The restaurant served an excellent breakfast with made to order omlettes/eggs and a variety of dinner entrees. As this is a cloud forest expect cloudy, misty weather on the cool side. The hotel is a part of a chain promoting sustainable tourism...

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Villa Blanca for 3 nights at the start of our holiday in Costa Rica and loved it. It is in the cloud forest but during our stay it was cloudy in the morning til about 11.00 and then cleared into a lovely sunny day with the cloud returning at about 4.30 - 5.00 pm. The view from...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it here! Very quiet and relaxing Great way to start our Costa Rica vacation Everything was perfect with excellent food, clean rooms and exceptional service! Special thanks to Diego and Michael who made us feel very welcome! Great staff here who are clearly a close team! Lots of fun... the long winding road up to the mountain is worth...

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To get the bad out of the way - it is 10 km drive on potholed gravel road from the main road. Takes a good 30 mins. I wouldn't dare attempt it at night or without an SUV. The staff was excellent. A refreshing drink at checkin. A quick overview if their propriety without being too pushy. The " cabins"...

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Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, and I visited the beautiful Villa Blanca which is truly a little slice of heaven. The ride up to the hotel was quite bumpy, but we expected that from past reviews. The view definitely makes up for it! The staff were very friendly, especially the dining staff who went above and beyond to make us feel right at...

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Leoti, Kansas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would defiantly recommend if you want to experience the cloud forest . The tours are great with knowledgeable tour guides. We stayed here 3 nights and was perfect as we took an all day tour to the Volcanoe The food is 5 star and what a great wine selection! Thank You Villa Blanca for making this vacation one of...

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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 

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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: €146 - €207 (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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“Get the fire going as soon as you can.”
 of 5 bubbles 4850jan, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“None. It was great. ”
 of 5 bubbles ThisSweetJourney, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I don't think you can go wrong, but if walking a distance and up hills is a problem you may want to request accommodation closer to the dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles brucebV4406CE, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rustic small casitas. ”
 of 5 bubbles DJPColorado, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are all separate casitas with ample privacy. Ask for one with a back porch for sitting outside and perhaps watching birds.”
 of 5 bubbles DrAlexAnthro, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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