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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We love the place so much we wish we could have stayed longer. Kudos to Cesar, our driver to Villa Blanca and to Arenal, you don’t need a professional guide if you’re with him. Evelyn at the reception and Roland at the restaurant make all your requests possible. The guides are very passionate on what they do and will make you appreciate the beauty of nature more.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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villablanca2011, Gerente at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear 551jennifer,


We want you to know that the next time you are in Costa Rica please come and stay with us as long as you want. Thank you for your encouraging review and we will make sure to let Cesar know how much you appreciated his guiding and driving skills.


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Joxan Obando
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Greentique Hotels

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is our first visit to Costa Rica and our first night was at this beautiful and tranquil hotel some 90 minutes from the airport off the beaten track! There was a warm welcome for us from the moment we arrived from the excellent and friendly team there who could not have been more helpful. The standard of food is excellent most of the produce of which is locally sourced. The breakfast is delicious and the homemade yoghurt a 'must' as the 5 cows on the property are responsible for it together with the cheeses!! There are some great trails on the property you can explore on your own which will take you to the beautiful chapel and also to the greenhouses responsible for Villa Blanca's delicious vegetables! Do ask to be shown the humming Bird trail which is not marked on the hotel's map! A really ideal calm start to all the sightseeing that follows!

Room Tip: Some of the casitas are a little distance from the hotel on a slight hill and if it is raining, one nearer the hotel maybe better.
Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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villablanca2011, Gerente at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear SCBexhill,


Thank you for your appreciation of our attentive staff and menus of fresh local ingredients plus our very own and special celebrity cows. I will be sure that the next map issue of the property includes the new location of our Hummingbird gardens. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again with a Greentique Vacation in any of our beautiful locations in Costa Rica.


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Joxan Obando
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I arrived here in the evening on our first day in Costa rica. Met with a refreshing towel and a cocktail before being escorted to our honeymoon suite.
The hotel is amazing. Full of character but more importantly the staff are encouraged to be themselves rather than use a script.
The food in the restaurant is superb, blending traditional Costa Rican fare with modern techniques. Julio and Sofia in particular were amazing.
The hotel emphasises the need to protect the environment. You can walk on the trails and not see another person but enjoy the wildlife.
A trip to the research station is well worth it. We walked in and we're treated to an hour withe the gentleman who works there, including allowing us to make the syrup and feed the humming birds

The best bit was our wedding, meticulously planned by Juan Carlos. He even managed to arrange the weather for us. From start to finish it was amazing. The chapel is a beautiful venue and the flowers chose by Juan Carlos were beautiful. Even though it was just the two of us, the staff arranged a private dining experience and we even had the hotel owner, Jeff, come and wish us well.

We left with heavy hearts as I doubt anything could top the time we had there. The vision and passion of the management and staff to support the environment and provide an amazing experience shines through all that this hotel offers. First class accommodation. Amazing food, amazing background and an ethos to be admired.

I will most definitely return with my now wife.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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villablanca2011, Propietario at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear Stewart,


What a pleasure it was for all of us at Villa Blanca to host you for your stay and especially your wedding vows. Your interest in our conservation efforts and recognition of our commitment to sharing our own ethos of Costa Rican hospitality was very
much appreciated. We look forward to the opportunity to hosting you both again with Greentique Hotels.



With best regards,


Jim Damalas
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I truly enjoyed staying there and wish I could have stayed more than the 2 nights! The night tour and the early morning birding with Roy were excellent and milking a cow yourself and bottle feeding baby calves is a step back in time ...to a world which most of us don't even know of anymore. And it's definitely an experience to make!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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villablanca2011, Propietario at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Dear iris178,


We refer to time spent at Villa Blanca as both exceptional as well as an authentic Costa Rica experience that is part of the reason two nights was not enough. We invite you back again as our welcomed repeat guest with one of our custom Greentique Vacations for more of what “nature lovers” are looking for in our four unique and very biutique locations in Costa Rica.


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Jim Damalas
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The 10 km drive off the main highway leading to the hotel was one of the most amazing drives I have every taken. I said to my sister “Well I know where they got the slogan from, Hotel in White Clouds from, because we are literally driving through just that.” At check in we were given warm towels and a refreshing drink, an unexpected service that was greatly appreciated. On this night sister and I had a lovely dinner at El Sendero paired with red wine. I finished of the night journaling and reading by our personal fire. Villa Blanca really brings the culture to their guest, we milked cows at the farm, admired a beautiful church on property, hiked to the hummingbird garden and walked among the dozens of green houses on property. After a fun filled morning on property is was on to the next one, but it was hard to say bye to our personal.. cloud in the sky

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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villablanca2011, Propietario at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Kara C,
We can appreciate how one becomes so attached to the majical atmosphere of the cloudforest flor and fauna of Villa Blanca protected in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Nature Reserve of Vila Blanca. We hope that you and your sister return soon to Costa Rica with one of our Greentique Vacation experiences that offer you more time to discover all that Villa Blanca has to offer plus the choices to be hosted in our other tropical settings.
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Jim Damalas
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