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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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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.
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My husband and I chose to spend our anniversary of 25 years and celebrate 25 years of visiting this bountiful country at Villa Blanca ONLY. The accommodations are out of this world with the wood burning fireplaces and jetted tubs and amazing views mixed with jungle seclusion
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In more vacations than I can recall, including stays in Costa Rica at other excellent hotels (including Four Seasons) I have never seen such a commitment by everyone with such personal hospitality as my wife and I received on this recent vacation at Villa Blanca. From the moment
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Response from villablanca2011, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
Responded 15 Sep. 2018
Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to post this long and excellent review. We are extremely happy to know that we have set the bar so high and you enjoyed your stay. We hope we can host you again in the near future! Please recommend us with your family and friends. Johannes Kohkemper A Greentique Hotels Costa Rica
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This is in a stunning and unique location, with superb opportunities to see the cloud forest close up. But the casitas are tired and in need of refurbishment, as others have mentioned - eg linen and towels need replacing. The food is good but expensive - you are captive. Given
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Response from villablanca2011, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
Responded yesterday
Dear Robert W On behalf of Greentique Family, thank you for sharing your experience at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest & Nature Reserve on this forum. We will take into consideration all the details you have mentioned, actually we are working on improve all the trails signs, including the self guided walk. If you want to share more ideas with us please send us an email to rm@greentiquehotels.com. Have a nice day! Johannes Kohkemper A Greentique Hotels Costa Rica
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We stayed two nights and loved it. The road from the highway is bumpy and narrow but take your time, it is not very far. When you arrive, it is magical. Pretty little casitas complete with fireplaces set in lovely gardens surrounded by the cloud forest. There are a number of
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Response from villablanca2011, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
Responded yesterday
Dear ZiggyR149 Best regards and thank you very much for your comment, we are glad you enjoying your stay with us and hope you can visit this paradise again near future. Pura Vida! Johannes Kohkemper A Greentique Hotels Costa Rica
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We spent three idyllic days at the beginning of our Costan Rican travels in a little piece heaven at Villa Blanca. This property is located in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest . Each of the rooms are separate Casitas that were comfortably appointed with a queen sized bed, a
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Response from villablanca2011, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
Responded 3 days ago
Dear cflippen Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad you had a terrific stay at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest & Nature Reserve. It's wonderful to read you enjoyed all our facilities and tours. We appreciate as well you have mentioned the service from our staff. Please come back any time to spoil you again! Johannes Kohkemper A Greentique Hotels Costa Rica
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No Altitude tablets needed for us. We are in our 60’s and did not feel the effect of the altitude like in Machu Picchu. The dress code is very casual. I stayed in my hiking clothes throughout the day. Be prepared for 3 seasons in a matter of minutes.
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Dear christinaj275. Thank you for taking into consideration our resort to enjoy our facilities. Breakfast is served from 6:45 am to 10:00 am. If you are not a guest there is and extra fee for it. We have guided walking tours at 8:30 or 10:30 am or self guided trails open all day long.
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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.
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How can we get to your resort from San Jose?. We will not be hiring a car.
Evelyn, the concierge, can help you with that and anything else. She is amazing!
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"The honeymoon villas are really private and close to the stairs to the top. for dining"
"Rooms with a jaccuzi and fireplace"
"ask for a room will a small terrace near the humming bird place"
"If you cannot walk much, choose rooms close to the restaurant"
"All rooms have good views of forest"
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PRICE RANGE
USD 149 - USD 257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaCanton of San RamonSan Ramon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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