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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2015

For our first contact with Costa Rica we found the best place. It worth it to drive along a ''typical'' central American road with our SUV and to get to that amazing place. Cosy cottage with firewood and sounds of the forest by night. Superb garden and breath taking view of the jungle, mountains and volcano. Excellent service and food....

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

Dear Dimitri N, We appreciate your review and endorsement of the best place to introduce your self to Costa Rica. Glad you can relate to the “typical” roads one can find in places like the rural countryside of Costa Rica. Fortunately our local municipality is joining with us to do some road upgrades over these next few weeks. Best regards,...

West Milford, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I was here for 2 nights in February of 2014 . This place has the most breathtaking views. Great rooms, amazing staff, wonderful restaurant, great hiking trail, you must check out the humming bird feeders at the beginning of the trail if you aren't a hiker it isn't too far in. Very romantic place. would recommend for a nice private...

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

Dear AndriaF559, Thank you for your review of your “getaway spot” in the cloud forest of Villa Blanca. We appreciate you took the time to experience the amazing user-friendly trails we featured with our Greentique Certified guides from our research station. We invite you to consider your next romantic adventure with one of our Greentique Vacation packages and become a...

Fountain Valley, Ca
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We were delighted with the hotel. Beautiful woods within the decor. Great food (love the organic garden) with such beauty displayed. Friendly helpful staff. We travel a fair amount and Roy Valverde is an employee you need to keep. In every way made our tour with him a day to remember. On another note the road we had to endure...

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

Dear sfg1223, We can’t agree more about the amazing talents we have, including Roy Valverde who also manages the research station within the Nature Reserve of Los Angeles. Our dedicated staff is the primary reasons so many of our clients find the exceptional Costa Rica experiences offered the best memories of Costa Rica, if not the “best trip ever”! You...

Cartago
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Pillows are wonderful, the rooms are very quiet. Breakfast is very nice. The weather is fresh. Lobby and bar let you to have nice conversations with your partners. Internet is not good, it can not be used for good quality Skype calls

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

Dear german_obando, Thank you for your mention of our comfortable and well-appointed casitas. Sorry about the Wi Fi reception as we normally have good connections with Skype considering how many important Corp Retreats we host every year. Sometimes Skype has its shortfalls with us too. Saludos, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Torrance, California
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I cannot stress enough how beautiful this resort is, everyone else echoes the same sentiment. What impressed me the most about this resort was the feeling of peace that surrounds the entire property. The staff is so attentive to your every need, but more than that, they carry on throughout the day and they seem to appear just when you...

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

Dear Cheri W, Your review captured our mission to host the “Magic of Nature” with the good-natured staff who enjoy hositng each and every guest of ours in the cloud forest reserve of San Ramon. It goes with the landscape that a place so prestine deserves the care and respect we enjoy sharing too at each of our unique and...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 3 November 2015

My husband and I were constantly saying how absolutely amazing Villa Blanca was during our stay. After spending the first three nights in Costa Rica at another resort we couldn't have been happier we were ending our trip at Villa Blanca. The staff couldn't have been any nicer or accommodating, the property, well it just speaks for itself (it's beautiful...

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

Dear Jcaspio, Congratulations again on your honeymoon and trust we will see you again for an anniversary with us at Villa Blanca and perhaps include our sister hotels in Drake Bay, at Aguila de Osa, our boutique resort in Manuel Antonio, at Si Como No and Nature Refuge. Too complete your “second honeymoon” add Santa Juana Mountain Lodge to complete...

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Villa Blanca was truly paradise! Everything from the warm towels upon arrival, incredible farm-to-table food, kind staff, massage therapist (AMAZING), frogs!, cozy cabins, and the lovely yoga space... we were all feeling the bliss! I can't wait to bring my family and students here! Pura Vida!

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

Dear haringsn, On behalf of all our staff at Villa Blanca and the rest of our family of Greentique Hotels, we thank you for your encouraging review. We look forward to helping plan your next visit wirth your own family as well as your Yoga groups next time your are ready for another Greentique Adventure! Best regards, Cesar Vargas Marketing...

Heber City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Truly enjoyed our group's visit to your beautiful mountain property. Loved the dedicated and pleasant staff - always greeting us with a smile and helping hand. Would return in a heartbeat! Great place. Peaceful setting.

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

Dear Marty H, We thank you for your encouraging review of the time spent with your Yoga group at Villa Blanca and Si Como No. As part of the family of Greentique Hotels, we feel our hotels and tours offer the seamless and exceptional Costa Rica experiences at each unique location, from the Central Highlands in San Ramon, to Si...

Paris, France
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Really nice place to stay. Really good service and the food is really amazing! There are 2 self-guided trails onsite and the hotel even offer a couple of tours to explore Costa Rica. Def a great place to stay!

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

Dear Anne-Laure M, Appreciate you sharing your visit with us and kind review. We are very pleased with the comments we continue to receive about our Greentique Tours at Villa Blanca and also our tours in our other regions managed in Costa Rica, including Private Reserves and Wildlife Refuge programs for our clients to explore and enjoy with our Greentique...

Heredia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 26 October 2015

if you are in the way to San Ramon you have to know this place it's simply magic the cloud forest all around your room the aroma the sounds is like if you can touch the sky is like heaven with all that mistic in one place I really fall in love with this place

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

Dear Juana Carlos R, We are aware of just how many guests continue to fall in love with what they discover to be “heaven on earth” at Villa Blanca! We look forward to your continued romance with our San Ramon cloud forest hotel, and invite you to learn more about the welcomed hospitality we enjoy offering with all our Greentique...

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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: RM913 - RM1,104 (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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