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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Hillsborough NJ
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Truly spectacular! Stunning views, enchanting ambience and the best personal service anyone could ever ask for. Food was amazing, hotel beautiful and hotel employees so warm, happy and kind. We were lost and got there by accident - best mistake ever!

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

Dear Marianne J, We thank you for your review of “Paradise”! We too were glad you took a wrong turn, but sometimes things happen for a very good reason and maybe discovering us by accident was a good example. We hope you come back next time a stay awhile in our part of beautiful Costa Rica. Saludos, Jim Damalas President/CEO...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 27 November 2015

From the first minute we arrived to the hotel all the staff was very friendly. We were impressed the whole time we stayed there. The room...we wanted to stay in the whole time. Keep up the great service!!!!

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

Dear gtaylorb, We appreciate the encouragement and how impressed your stay was, especially mentioning our friendly and accommodating staff that comes from the hospitable community of San Ramon. We hope you join us again to see how we’re doing on our great service. It will once again be our pleasure. Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We zipped lined in the pouring rain and arrived at the hotel soaking wet. Our room had a fire place which was lit for us and supplied with enough wood to dry even our shoes. The staff was very welcoming and the food was excellent

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

Dear Jo-Anne, Glad we could warm you up right down to your shoelaces! Glad you found our hospitality both welcoming and the restaurant menu excellent. We try to meet if not exceed the expectations of our guests and we appreciate each and every review that help to maximize our efforts to provide exceptional Costa Rica experiences as members of Greentique...

Cahuita, Costa Rica
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This is the best way to experience the cloud forest. The road to arrive at the property is a bit bumpy, but it's worth it. As soon as you arrive it's clear that this is something special. The scenic chapel on the property, the hiking trails, the sustainability, the cute little bungalows with a fireplace, the rocking chairs for listening...

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

Dear Cameron, Yes we agree it’s amazing indeed and I’ve been here for over 20 years and still am so impressed with all that is the Magic of Nature in the Cloud Forest Reserve of Los Angeles that surrounds Villa Blanca. Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff that shares our “nature retreat” with you all the flora and fauna...

La Quinta, California
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We had a truly amazing time at Villa Blanca. The setting is unlike anything I've ever seen. It was peaceful and beautiful. The staff is outstanding. They were all friendly and went out of their way on many occasions to make our stay the best it could be. We loved our room and we loved all the excursions we sent...

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

Dear Megan, We all look forward to your return and invite you to consider one of our Greentique Vacations that include not only Villa Blanca, but our properties in three other unique climate zones including Manuel Antonio, the Osa Peninsula, and the mountain village of Santa Juana in the Central pacific. Regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 November 2015

My wife and I renewed our wedding vows here for our 30th anniversary. Juan Carlos with the hotel set everything up for us, it was perfect. He had a arch of flowers in the church that my wife had wanted, It was beautiful. He had the pastor there, the musicians, the photographer. The attention to detail was great. The Pastor...

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

Dear Daniel L, On behalf of Juan Carlos and the rest of the staff and management of Villa Blanca, it was our pleasure to host your 30th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for the acknowledgement and for choosing to share such a special family occasion with us in Costa Rica. Saludos, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Burlington, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place is amazing. I highly recommend it! It's way up in the cloud forest so the weather isn't too warm. It did rain for an entire day while we were there but we made the most of it. The room was really nice with a great outdoor space. The grounds are incredibly maintained. There is lots to do -...

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

Dear Michelle P, We never take for granted the many encouraging reviews about Villa Blanca. With our dedicated and good-natured staff here in San Ramon, including our tour guides and chefs plus all our boutique amenities, it’s rewarding to know the difference we can make with an exceptional stay in Costa Rica. Regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manger Greentique Hotels

Sutton
Reviewed 16 November 2015

every part of our stay was excellent staff, rooms,meals. the most outstanding views of the mountains.The knowledge learnt about the sustainable resources the hotel uses and how you give back to nature is very impressive,

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

Dear mikem18480QV, We always appreciate when a guest mentions their appreciation of our sustainable policies besides many aspects of Villa Blanca’s hospitality. As part of Greentique’s mission to protect our biodiversity, maintaining the balance through awareness, is why we can offer responsible vacation choices of adventure in harmony with nature. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Darien, Illinois
Reviewed 16 November 2015

What a wonderful experience! The staff was attentive and professional. The casita, in addition to being clean, spacious and having a working fireplace, had exceptional views - from hummingbirds flitting by nearby bushes to landscape views of the Los Angeles cloud forest. Our guide for both of our tours was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. This was the highlight of our week...

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

Dear 909happytourist, What a pleasure to read we were the highlight of your week in Costa Rica. That is always our goal to deliver the exceptional Costa Rica experiences that we feel makes all the difference when it comes to genuine hospitality that comes natural for our staff from San Ramon who feel Villa Blanca is their second home to...

Spokane
Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was an absolute perfect place to propose to my future wife. It's a short but interesting journey to the hotel from San Ramon but embrace the washed out road - the final destination (Villa Blanca) is worth it. Everything about this property is fantastic. The views, the staff, the food - everything is A+. Highly recommend for those looking...

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

Dear adamjmcdaniel, Can’t agree more that the last few miles of country road between Villa Blanca and San Jose are well worth the adventure dodging some potholes (local speed bumps) along the way that as I write this response are being repaired. So happy you choose our location to make your proposal and should you like to return for your...

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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 - €208 (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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