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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Visalia, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, off the beaten track resort. Bungalows with rockers, a wood stove and jacuzzi tubs. We enjoyed two walks, one of the grounds and one focused on birding, with our guide Jairo. The restaurant is excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. Coatis roam the grounds and the birds are everywhere. Also a terrific hummingbird garden. We...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Villa Blanca is a joy. It lies at the end of a 10km twisty, turny, bumpy road, so you have to be keen to go there. But it is well worth the trip. The main house, with its restaurant, cinema, comfy chairs and log fires, is surrounded by individual lodges or cabins. The food is delicious, and the staff are...

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Staten Island, NY
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous spot, natural beauty and tasteful well-maintained main building and spotless comfortable casitas. Delicious fresh, wholesome food selections (milk products and many fruits & vegetables produced on the grounds ). Personnel all very accommodating and most are trained naturalists, willing - eager to share their knowledge and apparent love of their country's natural resources. Excellent optional guided tours both on...

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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent four days (3 nights) at the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve near San Ramon, Costa Rica in mid April of 2017. It is a fantastic hotel and nature reserve, and is the best resort we have ever stayed in. We have stayed in many resorts/hotels all over the world; and this is...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long flight/trip - we were welcomed with aromatherapy-scented towels to "refresh" and fruit blended drinks. This set the tone for our wonderful vacation. Food was excellent - we enjoyed every meal. Property was beautiful - up in the mountains, did feel like we were in the clouds - very misty and made for beautiful pictures. Resort is very...

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Alpharetta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice grounds. A room a bit more rustic than my family is used too. Bugs in room. Great service. Great nature hikes. Nice main building w/ bar & restaurant. No tv or wifi in room--glad as mom but kids missed it. Room smaller than expected.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the beaten track. Some short walks on site. Very quiet location. Lovely breakfast. Bar and restaurant prices very expensive. Would suit self drive people or tours because of location. Shared transport option was a pain for those others on bus.

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Easton, CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Blanca offered us a warm welcome to Costa Rica. The accommodations were carefully arranged and a close walk to beautiful butterfly gardens. Having arrived with a cold, the waiter most kindly made me a delicious herbal tea off the menu - with fresh mint, ginger and exquisitely cut fruits. We highly suggest the night walk. Our family heard the...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to stay somewhere off the beaten path, this is it. The resort takes a while to get to and requires travel along some rough dirt roads, but the trip is totally worth it. The setting (hilly farm land) is beautiful and the resort is excellent. Private, peaceful, lovely rooms. There is plenty to do on site -...

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

Dear vtrunner, Thank your for your review and for recommending our Greentique Certified Guides at Villa Blanca. We are pleased you too agreed with so many guests that part of the peaceful atmosphere is due to our location. Those last few kilometers of country road seem well-worth the adventure to get to us. We hope you will join us again...

Heber, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was amazing! Quiet, professional, and amazing. Worth every KM of dirt road you have to travel. I'd go back tomorrow if my wife would let me take my girlfriend! Seriously one of the nicest places we went in COsta Rica for our 20th anniversary! Don't miss out! Food was excellent and service was unbelievable!

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

Dear fishp75, So pleased we could host part of your anniversary at Villa Blanca. I will be sure to let the staff know how pleased you were with the service and quality of the menu at El Sendero Restaurante. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

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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 

Additional Information about Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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: $161 - $326 (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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“Rooms are spacious. Robes provided. Wood stove is a nice touch. Patio looks out on forest and lots of birds. Rockers nice too. ”
862pauljs, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They are all individual (a few duplex type) cabins with great views.”
larryc2014, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 34 - 2 adults and 2 kids. Had a queen sized bed and a twin foldout in 1 room and another foldout and a sofa in the other room. 2 full bathrooms - 1 with a shower and 1 with a large jacuzzi tub. Would definitely stay again.”
mayachamilton, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms looked good”
vtrunner, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were great, however be prepared to do a bit of walking, great exercise!”
KateL2012, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
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