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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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GreenLeadersPlatinum level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$358*
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights at Villa Blanca and experienced so much natural beauty in the area. The grounds are beautifully planted and full of wildlife. We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset with a view of Arenal one evening. The staff called us in our room to make sure we came out to see it. So thoughtful! Highly recommend the guided night...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Costa Rica and needed a place to spend the night half way to Arenal Volcano from the airport in San Jose. Our host at Heliconias resort recommended Villa Blanca as a great place to stay. I only wish we could have spent more time there...and believe me the next time we come to Costa Rica we will...

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

Dear johnjjump, We appreciate you had such a “surprise and delight” in discovering the magic of Villa Blanca and all that’s exceptional in Costa Rican hospitality that our staff shares with every guest. We look forward to your return for a longer stay with us and invite you to consider one of our Greentique Vacation packages for even more delightful...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding at Villa Blanca on April 22nd and everything was perfect! I especially would like to thank Juan Carlos our wedding coordinator who worked so hard to make sure that everything went smoothly for us on our special day. Juan Carlos worked so hard attending our calls and meeting up with us over the course of several...

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

Dear mycostaricalink, We thank you for acknowledging the dedication by Juan Carlos Carranza and the entire staff of Villa Blanca. Trusting in us to make your “dream wedding a reality” is what we are committed to delivering each time we have the opportunity. We feel that creating exceptional Costa Rica experiences, with special memories that last a lifetime, is what...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I got back, I could not stop talking about this place to my friends and family. The grounds were beautiful, we spent afternoons hiking the self-guided trail and watching the hummingbirds. Staff were wonderful all around, including the front desk, housekeeping, and wait staff. They make an effort to add a personalized touch to your stay. The casitas felt...

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

Dear esmiserables9, We never take for granted each and every opportunity to share our hospitality and all that is the Magic of Nature so abundant at Villa Blanca’s protected nature reserve. We hope to have the opportunity of hosting you again for more exceptional memories to share. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's rain forest - so don't be surprised if it rains a lot, or at least is cloudy. Take waterproofs or big umbrella when you go forest walking. heavy cloud reduces visibility of wildlife, especially birds, but weather changes quite quickly. rooms fine as long as you're not tense about insects. lovely wood fires in rooms.

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

Dear philip r, Your observations, surrounded by nature in a 2,000-acre cloud forest reserve, are one of the very unique attractions we offer at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel. With an amazing inventory of flora and fauna, protected and shared with our guests, are shared by our guided nature tours. One of the most highly rated reasons to explore and...

Alpharetta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently returned from a great vacation to Costa Rica, and I completely and utterly recommend Villa Blanca as a place to stay! The hotel was just amazing, so beautiful and serene, but also the staff was just amazing as well! Michael at the front desk was just super helpful and very accommodating and was just the nicest guy. I...

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

Dear tysebaron, We too appreciate your endorsement of the friendly and helpful staff that is part of the exceptional Costa Rica experiences that our guests look forward to returning to enjoy again. Beat regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is out in the boondocks and well worth the extra effort to get there. Very nice individual casitas. Roomy, clean and modern with privacy in a beautiful setting. The food fare is diverse and well presented. Truly a memorable experience. Would not hesitate o stay there again

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

Dear Taronreeves, We thank you for the recommendation and look forward to hosting you again as one of our repeat customers. We hope that you will consider adding more memorable experiences with one of our Greentique Vacation Packages with added values we can design for you next time. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Bastrop, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting up in a Cloud Forest. The road up is a little tricky, gravel, curvy, steep hill. But well worth the drive up! The Casitas we stayed in were clean and comfortable which included a back porch for views of hills and valleys and cloud cover....and a rainbow! There was an easy-to-light fireplace in the room with supplied...

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

Dear Cidneye969, Thank you for your review of your very exceptional stay with all of our staff and the enjoyment of the cloud forest atmosphere and attractions you discovered surrounded by our private nature reserve. We look forward to hosting you again as part of the hospitality we offer in Costa Rica with Greentique Hotels. Regards, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique...

Visalia, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear 862pauljs, We never get tired of reading so many encouraging reviews that comment on returning to stay with us again. We attribute that to the exceptional hospitality we offer, from every aspect and details, of the special experiences we offer as members of Greentique Hotels. Saludos, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear jd592017, Appreciate your review and many reasons to adventure down the 6 miles of country rode to get here. We feel its’ all part of the memorable experiences that make Villa Blanca so very special as you so kindly pointed out in your review. Saludos, Jim Damalas President/CEA Greentique Hotels

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  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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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: RM580 - RM1,018 (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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“bring a rain coat. The mist or clouds you encounter are a delight, not a problem, but to stay dry, bring rain wear.”
johnjjump, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“if you make a fire in your room, set the wood well into the fireplace so it doesn't fill the room with smoke”
, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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