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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 ...MoreAngeles 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. Less
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Villa Blanca was our first stop on our recent return trip to Costa Rica. The grounds are beautiful. Tranquil, and quiet, with rolling hills and cow pastures in the background. We saw numerous humming birds on the property, as well as a coatumundi roaming the...More
The complete silence was the first thing that really struck me as we turned off the car. The clouds surrounded the main villa, and there was NO ambient sound - no traffic, no technology hum, no nothing. Of course, we soon realized that the quiet...More
We experienced Villa Blanca for the first time for a one night visit two weeks ago. Having stayed at Si Como No (same ownership) we were expecting world class service and were not disappointed. Enrique at the hotel restaurant was terrific with his suggestions for...More
Well off the beaten path, but worth the trip getting there! Villa Blanca wasn't in our GPS, but we had seen signs along the road when traveling up to the Arenal area. It would be helpful if the signs pointed better where you should go,...More
This was quite a unique experience. It was a bumpy ride to get there, but we felt rested and adventurous once we settled into our comfortable casita. This was our introduction to Costa Rica; the first hotel we stayed at and one of three in...More
Response from villablanca2011 | Property representative |
Hi _charliemacnab30, We have self guided trails around the property, we also offer guided tours, we have a lot of activities for the kids like: milk cows, you can take animal´s footprings at our investigation center, also we... More
Hi _charliemacnab30, We have self guided trails around the property, we also offer guided tours, we have a lot of activities for the kids like: milk cows, you can take animal´s footprings at our investigation center, also we have a colection of insects, we also have adventure tours like canopy, aerial bridges and more! It is not necesary to rent a car! we can provide you transportation! Regards Gabriel Urb Guest Care.