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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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GreenLeadersPlatinum level
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$216*
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Beautiful place. Lovely views. Very comfortable. Some amount of walking back and forth to lodge for meals but food was great and well worth the walk. Long drive in from main road. Staff very pleasant and helpful.

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

Dear D2043JWpatm, Thank you for your kind review of Villa Blanca. Actually those 9km that separate us from civilization seem to assure we keep the area tranquil and pristine, protecting and sharing the amazing inventory of flora and fauna that habitat the nature reserve surrounding us. Regards, Joxan Obando Operation Manager Greentique Hotels

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My husband and I and our two daughters (6 and 7) had the privilege of staying at Villa Blanca's fantastic nature reserve this past week, and we loved every minute! From the excellent nature guides, attentive staff, beautiful grounds and wonderfully clean and spacious accommodations, we enjoyed every minute of our stay there. Our girls even learned how to milk...

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

Dear teri520, We appreciate the great family experiences you enjoyed while saying with us. For us it’s all about hosting and sharing the natural wonders of the cloud forest reserve we care for, and when children can get connected with nature and the cultural heritage of the region, we feel we’ve delivered on our promise to provide exceptional Costa Rican...

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The casitas were dated, poorly appointed and had bugs. There were very few activities on site - none that didn't require extra fees (they even required a paid guide for the maintained hiking trails). I would not stay again.

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

Judging from your review, we regret we failed to meet your expectations. Although there are both self-guided and guided trails to choose from, we also offer several popular tour options and hotel activities, quite often appreciated by other Trip Advisor reviewers, whose responses best speak for us by rating Villa Blanca again within the top 10 hotels for “excellence” in...

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Arrived in the dark and woke to thick mist. We didn't know how beautiful the location was until the mist lifted about 9or 10am. Stunning views all around. Accomodation in modest casitas. A number of trails you can walk unguided where you will see many birds, especially hummingbirds. It's very quiet here and peaceful so not the place if you...

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

Dear hepzibah2, Glad we could host the perfect start to your Costa Rican vacation. We are also pleased you took advantage of some of our guided tours with our dedicated Greentique Certified Guides who in most cases grew up in the same surroundings of amazing flora and fauna that are part of the habitat of the Los Angeles Cloud Forest...

Wichita Falls, Texas
Reviewed 16 March 2017

So beautiful -a resort with spectacular views So clean - staff continuely working inside and out So friendly-staff makes you feel welcome and can't do enough for you Many many activities - local guides will take you on nature tours,agriculture tours, give you farming techniques. Very educational.

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

Dear Janet P, So pleased you enjoyed many of the tours and farm activities we offer on and off the property. We like to believe that having fun and adventure can also mean learning more along the way. We hope you can return again and consider one of our Greentique Vacation Adventure Packages that includes even more of the world...

Peachtree City, Georgia
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I recently stayed in a Villa Blanca casita on our first trip to Costa Rica. When we walked into the room for the first time, our jaws dropped open. The views from every direction were some of the most breathtaking we had ever seen. And the whole property is incredibly peaceful. We really enjoyed eating our meals...

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

Dear Rachel W, Can’t express how much you captured in just one review of all that is an exceptional Costa Rica experience in Costa Rica. We look forward to hosting you again. Sincerely, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Spectacular tropical cloud forest experience in Costa Rica. Truly above the world (40 minutes by cow path from the nearest small town). Beautiful property. Just the sights and sounds of nature. Hummingbirds everywhere. Can take day trips to the Arenal volcano area and other places worth seeing.

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

Dear VTBeerLover, You truly said it all in your overview of Villa Blanca. Gracias, Jim Damalas President/CEO Greentique Hotels

South Easton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We loved the grounds, restaurant and views! It was a great place to get "unplugged" from the our regular daily lives. Off the beaten path (and accessed by a not great road), Villa Blanca was a bit farther for some activities than advertised (such as Arenal volcano), so it is important to get clarification about the drive times to some...

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

Dear bornstein aaron, We thank you for your review of your stay with us. For us our sister hotel in Manuel Antonio, Si Como No Resort, is the perfect complement or balance to the tranquility to Villa Blanca’s cloud forest near San Ramon. There is for us, in our Greentique vacation concept, an ideal harmony for family and couples to...

Point Richmond, California
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The personal attention we received at Villa Blanca was fantastic. We enjoyed meeting and visiting with Roland, Diego, Josue and Gustavo. I think I am leaving some of the wait staff out but they were all fantastic. The cabins are nice with a fireplace and rocking chairs. The beds were very comfortable and have heavy blankets on them. We did...

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

Dear taniaman, We like to say the last 9km of country road provide the natural decompression between the hotel and the fast lane we escape from. Thank you for the outstanding rating and for taking the time to mention some of our dedicated staff, truly the greatest asset we have at Villa Blanca and our other Greentique Hotels. Best Regards,...

Palmares, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have ate there many times and have never been disappointed. the rooms are very clean, comfortable and very cute. quiet and serine, beauty everywhere you look. movie theater which is adorable. its a great place for a romantic get away.

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

Dear howaluna55, Gracias for your comments of our hospitality and consistent quality of our Costa Rican menu highlighting the local gastronomy and natural ingredients our chef selects for every meal. We hope you consider visiting our other restaurants located at our properties in Manuel Antonio, at Si Como No, and also at Santa Juana and Aguila de Osa lodges next...

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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 - $338 (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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“They are all individual (a few duplex type) cabins with great views.”
larryc2014, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 34 - 2 adults and 2 kids. Had a queen sized bed and a twin foldout in 1 room and another foldout and a sofa in the other room. 2 full bathrooms - 1 with a shower and 1 with a large jacuzzi tub. Would definitely stay again.”
mayachamilton, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms looked good”
vtrunner, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were great, however be prepared to do a bit of walking, great exercise!”
KateL2012, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some of the casitas have decks overlooking the forest so would be better for wildlife viewing”
Sedgtrav1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
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