Villa Blanca Hotel Costa Rica
Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel Costa Rica
Rooms and Rates
Notes about this Hotel:- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include Full buffet breakfast.
- Entrance to Villa Blanca's Biological Research Station.
Villa Blanca Hotel Costa Rica is a charming mountain hotel, ideal for eco-conscious travelers that seek a tranquil ambiance filled with natural beauty, located in San Ramon which is known as the city of poets and artists. The main industry of this town is agriculture, mostly dairy, sugar and coffee plantations. Villa Blanca Costa Rica boutique hotel sits on 75 acres of lush terrain surrounded by Los Angeles Cloud Forest, a gorgeous private biological reserve that encompasses about 2000 acres of primary and secondary cloud forests. The terrain boasts a challenging network of hiking trails that vary in degrees of difficulty. Along the pathways visitors discover numerous medicinal plants and bird species. This hotel was built by the founder of the University of Peace, to produce necessary income to protect the reserve. Enjoy a blend of country-style hospitality with respect for Mother Nature, the landscapes feature vistas adorned with gardens, pastures, cloud forest foliage and the Arenal Volcano. Guests discover a new world among the old-fashioned charm, first-class comfort, quality service and pastoral setting. The staff at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Spa strives to provide a very personalized service, before you know it you will be friends on a first name basis!
Unique accommodations can be found at Villa Blanca, each one of the 34 bungalows is a wonderful facsimile of traditional adobe farmhouses with all the minuscule details taken care of, including tiled floors, whitewashed walls, adobe wood burning fireplaces and cane ceilings. The front desk is open 24 hours daily providing monetary exchanges, concierge services and general information. All over the hotel guests will notice quaint facets like candle lamps as well as oil lanterns that enhance the pleasant atmosphere. Villa Blanca premises enclose a gift shop that sells souvenirs and personal items, an orchid conservatory, art gallery, internet café also a game room equipped with two TVs, DVDs, pool table, books and table games. All main facilities are handicap accessible, distinctive facilities include a private, air-conditioned movie theater for 32 people plus a wedding chapel that showcases a hand-painted ceiling, can accommodate 80 people and is open daily from 8am to 8pm. Feel free to explore the extensive hotel grounds brimming with nature trails that boast strategic bird watching platforms. Be sure to take a moment and drink in the stunning volcanic views from the observatory deck.
Villa Blanca makes every effort to reduce the impact this establishment has on the surrounding environment. During your journey you will be able to experience and savor the authentic Central American flavor of life through the warm ambiance, rustic accommodations as well as verdant natural splendor. Explore the tropical ecosystem, stroll through the colorful gardens or relax on a bench to take in the sights and sounds of nature. Travelers that enjoy being in close contact with nature and have an interest in conservation projects will fall in love with Villa Blanca Costa Rica. Romance is in the air, visitors are enchanted by the colonial hacienda that flawlessly blends into the picturesque backdrop, creating a harmonious panorama of wildlife, vegetation and quality lodging. Let the magic, mystical mood hypnotize you, Villa Blanca is like nowhere you have been before; seize this lifetime opportunity to relish a luxurious vacation in paradise.
Location and Driving Directions
Villa Blanca is set about an hour (37 miles) from San Jose in car, located on a paved, picturesque highway. Upon leaving the airport take the Pan American HWY northward past Palmares, take the off ramp for San Ramon. Keep driving straight through the town, past the church, until you have to turn. Take a left and then an immediate right hand turn at the Hospital. Drive about 7 blocks and you will come across another church, turn left and you will begin to traverse the countryside. The road from here on out is clearly marked with road signs that point to Villablanca, San Carlos and Arenal Volcano. At the police station there are double speed bumps, here you take a right onto a smaller road that is also paved. Drive for another 5 miles, heading left at the fork, this will lead you to the hotel’s parking lot. Be sure to drive carefully and keep an eye out for stray cattle and narrow curves in the road.