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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We enjoyed our stay. There was a path near our cabin that went into the woods and took us on a circular route through the trees with the sounds and sights of the rain forest. The guide/naturalist did a wonderful job of helping us understand the relationships between bugs and plants and birds and pointing out things we would have...

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

Dear Calvert A, With our well-designed trail network through the cloud forest of Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Reserve, with a knowledgeable guide of Villa Blanca, it’s very appreciated when guests go out of their way to recognize our efforts to share the Magic of Nature in the Central Highlands of San Ramon de Alajuela. Saludos, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique...

Minnetonka, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 January 2016

What a beautiful resort! We had a wonderful one night stay in a cozy bungalo. We enjoyed the wood burning fireplace and loved exploring the grounds. Be sure to have some homemade ice cream. It was amazing combined with some Costa Rican coffee in the iced coffee drink.

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

Dear Emmie1920, Our only regret is that you only had one day to enjoy the many amenities and experiences we have to offer between our tours, menus and hotel activities. We hope you return again and take advantage of one of our Greentique Vacation Packages. Regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We had a great time at Villa Blanca. The staff were so welcoming, kind and interested in speaking with us. We felt that we had become friends in the short time we were there. We went on a bird watching tour and night walk both were amazing, the guides were excellent, fun, educated. The Casitas were so cute! Pioneer living...

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

Dear l6019LBkarens, Please be sure to include us again on your 4th trip to Costa Rica and we will be happy to suggest a complete Greentique Vacation Package by one of our Greentique Specialists who will design an exceptional Costa Rica experience that can include four of the five climate zones of the country. Thanks again, Joxan Obando Operation Manager...

Reviewed 5 January 2016

This hotel is in a cloud forest ( a mini version of Montverde), with lovely cozy casitas, quiet and charming, with a smell of smoke from the fireplaces and mist in the air. All the TA reviews are true. The restaurant was not a hit for me except for breakfast. Lunch and Dinner: soups too salty, salads: too much vinegar....

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

Dear Yelena, Although we usually meet if not exceed guest expectations, we regret we did not do so in your particular case. We reviewed carefully your comments with our head chef and her manager as we are always open to input to improve our menu quality and customer satisfaction. We could not find any other complaints the week of your...

Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Villa Blanca is like a little bit of heaven. If you wonder what heaven might be like, go there! The grounds are exquisite and the cabins are right out of Architectural Digest. The place is remote, but there's no need to go anywhere. It's all there. The staff was wonderful. Nothing was too much to ask. We called for help...

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

Dear Jacdiamond, Thank you for comparing Villa Blanca with what heaven would be like. We try our best to deliver the memories we offer as part of the exceptional Costa Rica experiences of our family of Greentique Hotels. We hope you stay much longer next and enjoy one of our Vacation Packages. Regards, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We absolutely love this place. We had a superior casita with fireplace. Food was fantastic. All the staff were wonderful. We had a couples volcanic rock massage that was the best we have ever had. Highly recommend it. The only negative experience was a very inexperienced guide for a nature walk. I spoke with management and they gave us another...

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

Dear kittyc3, As the “highlight” of your two weeks in Costa Rica, we are very pleased we could deliver on our commitment to provide the most memorable experiences at Villa Blanca worth repeating. We hope that in your case we will see you again as our valued guests. Gracias, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

Shawnee, Kansas
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Rustic setting was a nice counter to our time in Manuel Antonio. The service was outstanding. The staff was efficient and incredibly professional. They consistently displayed a genuine warmth and interest in making our stay as nice as possible. The tours were well organized and fun. Our guide during the volcano hike was exceptionally well informed. Our stay at Villa...

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

Dear P9306LBmiker, Thank you for sharing your experience with one of our custom Greentique Vacation Packages. We always want to know how we are doing, including all the tours we offer at Villa Blanca, on and off the property. The “magic of nature”, shared by our good-natured and professional guides and dedicated hotel staff, are the best assets we offer....

Mill Valley, California
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Your restaurant was the best of any hotel in Costa Rica, and excellent. Staff was very cordial, helpful and efficient. Rooms were pleasant. Trips through the cloud forest were great, especially the night trip. Children really enjoyed the cow-milking experience.

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

Dear estoic, We a very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your vacation experience with us in Costa Rica. Offering authentic experiences in each of our four locations is part of our mission to provide the added value of sustainable practices and educational/adventure tours at each of our unique geographic locations. Regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Our stay at Villa Blanca was beautiful. A bit like walking into another world, hidden in the clouds. The focus of the resort is on the environment and features a fabulous night nature hike (bugs, snakes, frogs!), a hummingbird feeding station (which we visited over and over again), cow milking for anyone, a game room, a beautiful historic chapel as...

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

Dear anonymous0122, Appreciate your recognition of our efforts to provide our guests a menu with many local natural ingredients. Our chef and her team are very dedicated to both quality as well as value and consistency at El Sendero Restaurante. We hope you can join us again. Regards, Joxan Obando Operations Manager Greentique Hotels

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We spent a couple of days of our honeymoon staying in one of the casitas at Villa Blanca, it was very private and tranquil. We had our own fireplace that was set up for us every day which was so cosy. The hotel even surprised us with a treat of chocolate covered strawberries because it was a special trip. We...

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

Dear Joanna T, Congratulations again on your Honeymoon! We thank you for choosing us and especially for recommending us to others seeking to enjoy our boutique brands of hospitality with Greentique Hotels. We hope you will consider joining us again for your anniversary as one of our regulars who discovered our Vacation Packages designed for you by our Greentique specialists....

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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. ... 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: $165 - $307 (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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“We opted for the "Honeymoon" bungalow which was detached and had a Jacuzzi The other properties are terraced but I'm sure just as nice”
 of 5 bubbles David1147570, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All Casitas are the same, although lower numbers are closer to the main part of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles alanh88, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some casitas are slightly downhill from the restaurant. If you have mobility problems request a room at the top of the hill.”
 of 5 bubbles hepzibah2, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ Was amazed how clean the rooms were. Could not add anything.”
 of 5 bubbles D6514ARjanetp, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure that you bring any food/groceries/toiletries with you before you arrive, as you will not find anything at all within miles!”
 of 5 bubbles rachelwD4993RU, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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