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Downside: This hotel is way, way, way down a really, really, really bad road. I have been in sub-Saharan Africa and experienced better roads there. Expect an hour from San Ramon to the hotel unless you have a helicopter.
The hotel: Casitas are some distance...More
Date of stay: August 2012
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Response from villablanca2011, Manager at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature ReserveResponded 5 September 2012
We try to read all our guest critiques and value the efforts made to give us their personal feedback. We expect a negative review, from time to time, to better appreciate all the positive Reviews and Guest Surveys that recognize the quality and value of...More
The property is a gem among green jeweled hills and pastures. There are beautiful on-site trails and charming casitas with woodburning chimneys and grand picture windows in front of the bathroom jacuzzis overlooking private back yards. The main lodge is both rustic and elegant, and...More
When we arrived we were greeted with hot towles and a tropical drink and knew this was going to be a wonderful experience. Throughout our stay the hotel was very relaxing and the sevice was excellent. The staff was very attentive to our every need....More
Villa Blanca is not just a hotel - it is an amazing property with everything you need right there!
The staff are happy, friendly and helpful people. You know they like working here! The restaurant serves deliciously prepared foods including organically grown veggies from the...More
My husband and I really enjoyed this hotel. This was the last hotel we stayed at and it was a great way to end the vacation. It really is a cloud forest! Off the beaten path, expect to drive 6 mi/10k on a gravel/dirt/pothole road...More
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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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.