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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2015

After a long, winding, dirt road, we reached Villa Blanca. Our room was a small cottage with a wood burning fireplace. There were a few great walks through the jungle, a theater that plays a different movie every day, and a place where you can milk cows. There is a beautiful church which held a wedding while we were there....

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

Dear James M, We appreciate you taking the time to share your enjoyable experience with us at Villa Blanca. We feel that the property offers our clients as much or as little as they feel up to exploring within our Private Cloud Forest Reserve. We pride ourselves on service and value, and when you combine it with friendly hospitality, it’s...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Very nice hotel and nature conservancy. Excellent service. We had a cute fireplace, Jacuzzi and large tile shower in our villa. We took a guided tour of one hiking trail and did another hiking trail on our own. Not much to do outside the grounds because Villa Blanca is 9 km from a main road and 45 minutes from San...

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

Dear mish2, We are pleased you enjoyed so much your stay with us and plan on returning again. We will be happy to offer you some of our own external tours next time that include the volcanoes of Arenal and Poas, national parks and hot springs, zip lines and the coffee cultural tour of San Ramon included also in one...

Danville, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Property is magnificent, wonderful opportunity to be in a primary cloud forest. Great service, staff went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. The cabins were beautifully designed and in perfect keeping with the setting. The small movie theatre was amazing. Food was delicious and beautifully served.

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

Dear Bertrand B, We can’t say enough about your appreciation of the architectural concept we have created in the cloud forest of Villa Blanca. We feel it’s the harmony created that offers the Magic of Nature, complemented by the good-natured staff who hosts all our guests, that is at the core of the exceptional Costa Rica experiences of all our...

Shawnee, Kansas
Reviewed 25 July 2015

a wonderful experience. Roxana Ronald Enrique and Oscar were very friendly. All the staff was very helpful. The trails were beautiful. Saw orange-bellied trogon on property and got wonderful pictures. The food and service were excellent. Highly recommend anyone to visit this area. It is amazingly beautiful.

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

Dear Lisa H, We definitely agree that the Cloud Forest of Los Angeles Private Nature Reserve is an amazing and beautiful atmosphere to relax and take in all the flora and fauna around us. Thank you for acknowledging some of our staff who together are a very important reason so many of our guests return to become part of our...

Henderson, Nevada
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Beautiful Casitas, great nature reserve with trails and excellent views. Nice restaurant with good food and service. Zip line tours and horseback riding. Very quiet and peaceful. A relaxing getaway with a great theater.

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

Dear E5350DXtraveler, We appreciate your kind review regarding our hospitality and enjoyment of some of the tours we have to offer, on and off the property. Glad you could take advantage of the relaxing atmosphere that comes with the 2000 acres of protected cloud forests and pastures that surround our property here in the Central Highlands of San Ramon. Best...

League City, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a beautiful resort but very remote! We stayed at the beach (Si Como No) resort and then transferred to Villa Blanca for the rainforest experience. The restaurant is very good and the grounds are beautiful. There is a beautiful chapel and they told me that on a clear day you can see Arenal. The rooms are really nice...

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

Dear LY9462, Glad to know you took advantage of one of our Greentique Hotel Vacation Packages that included Si Como No Resort in Manuel Antonio. Next time you return for your longer stay we will be sure to offer you a special package of the Silence of Nature Spa to add to your exceptional Costa Rica experience in the cloud...

Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

What a magic setting for a wedding, with the chapel, the venue for the reception, and the casitas, right there in the clouds! We started the days with coffee in front of the fire place in our casitas. There are several guided nature walks, in the daytime and at night. We tried both and are very happy with the guides....

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

Dear AstridPR, We take very special pride in creating the lasting memories for couples like you and your spouse, along with their families and friends, who trusted in us to produce their wedding day and holiday at Villa Blanca. We are very pleased we could offer the many exceptional experiences you all were able to enjoy within the “magical setting”...

Southport, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Villa Blanca is in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. They are an environmental self sustaining resort. I would recommend this resort to anyone traveling in Costa Rica. It is not only environmentally friendly but also organic.

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

Dear Patricia, Appreciate that you recognized our practices in sustainable hospitality. As active members of CST (The Certification of Sustainable Tourism), we believe an exceptional experience does not have to sacrifice any of the natural attractions while also offering all the natural products our chef features in our menu. Thank you for recommending us. Regards, Joxan Obando Resident Manager

Reviewed 20 July 2015

Although the location is secluded and has the weather of a cloud forest the experience is very peaceful and calming. The casitas are warm and cozy and nature is just outside your window. The staff is welcoming and restaurant which features many of their own foods is very good. The location is close enough to the San Jose Airport that...

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

Dear Pattie M, We are pleased to see you’re a repeat customer who includes us to begin and end their Costa Rican holidays at Villa Blanca. With only 60 km between us and the San Jose International Airport, we invite you to consider an ideal complement in between by including other members of Greentique Hotels next time you come our...

Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is a nice place to get away because it is off the beaten path but when I pay prices like what they charge I expect an outstanding room, outstanding service and outstanding meals, all of which I felt were just average.

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

Dear Linnette E, We appreciate your feedback. We always do our best to meet and exceed guest expectations, but realize there are different price thresholds for different people. We continue to maintain the highest standard in the market for quality, sustainable hospitality at prices that are recognized as an exceptional value more often than not. Thanks again for your review....

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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: ₹ 13,884 - ₹ 16,782 (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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“Deluxe casitas cost more but offer more space.”
 of 5 bubbles Michael3942, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Wish that they had the exceptional mattresses that Tabacon Hot Springs has. Our backs hurt every day.”
 of 5 bubbles JessicaB680, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“You will get your own casita, a small little house.”
 of 5 bubbles C352BVsusanr, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the deluxe casita, the jacuzzi will make the difference!”
  • Fireplace, wine and some snacks we brought.
 of 5 bubbles DiMurillo, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We got married there and had people staying in each room type. All said it was great and no complaints. The rooms with the tubs are really great!”
 of 5 bubbles ashleymZ3852AQ, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
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