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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   El Silencio de Los Angeles, San Ramon 1250, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was the cherry to our trip. We were greeted with hot towelettes and complimentary drinks. All of the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. When we first checked in, we originally had rooms all the way at the back of the hotel, but after seeing that we had an elderly person with us, the front desk immediately made changes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything was simply the best The food presentation was superb!!! And tasted even better!!! Would I stay herer again? In a heartbeat!!! The staff is very attentive and cares about your needs They are doing amazing work in regards to Eco conservation As the owner of a travel agency, I will highly recommend this property not all of my clients... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the time we arrived at Villa Blanca ( directly from airport) my experience was nothing short of perfect. Views amazing , room ( cabin with fireplace and small patio area) amazing, staff warm friendly and so persanable and the food amazingly delisious and fresh fresh fresh. It is a must stay!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this haven in the clouds for 3 nights at the end of July with our 8 and 10 year olds. It is around 90 mins by car from the airport and the journey was broken up by our friendly driver, Hector, who made a detour to a local roadside eatery. A fun and gentle introduction to the country.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was not at all what we expected! The drive to the resort is on a very nice windy road through gorgeous rolling hills. Once you turn off to the resort, the road gets a little rough (no complaints whatsoever, ignore the whiners about the road, it's very manageable) but is to be expected. I have driven similar roads... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Blanca is an amazingly serene place. We stayed there due to the proximity to San Jose (much much closer than the Monteverde cloud forest) for our short trip. It is about 1 hour from San Jose to San Ramon, then another 30 minutes on a bumpy dirt road to Villa Blanca. The grounds are huge and beautiful. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's put this in proper perspective. When my wife and I looked at our photos, we both agreed that some of them looked like paintings. That's what this place is, a painting. It's your imagination, come to life. Then, there's the friendly and helpful staff. I wish that I could cite all for service, but I didn't get everyone's name.... More

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

Dear DaNwyk, Your reference to Villa Blanca’s picture portrait composition graciously conveys what many used to describe as postcard perfect, but since few these days use postcards, the digital version is perfect. Your list of staff best reflects what truly is the exceptional Costa Rica experiences that we are committed to with all our dedicated staff in our mountain setting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a relaxing retreat in the mountains of Costa Rica. We loved our room, proximity to nature, delicious homemade meals, and selections at the movie theater. A special thank you to Cristian who upgraded us to the honeymoon suite! We enjoyed our Night Tour of the rain forest and saw a variety of tree frogs, an owl, and... More

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

Dear Christi L, It’s always so gratifying each time we read a review that includes also the amazing biodiversity of Villa Blanca as well as as our unique Costa Rican hospitality. We truly enjoy sharing all the “magic of nature” and the good natured staff here in San Ramon who is dedicated to hosting our clients while enjoying their jobs... More

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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to start our vacation. It was relaxing, quiet and beautiful. The spa here was wonderful and hiking around the property was fun....not to mention that everything is "green" and the use of organic products is wonderful. The staff is outstanding. Last but not least the food was over the top wonderful. I would highly reccomend... More

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

Dear bgdoherty, So relaxing is a big part of what we’re here for, to offer you an exceptional experience that can offer our guests as much or as little as they feel like doing. We also work hard to provide a fresh and highly creative menu that our chef is constantly perfecting. Your appreciation as well of the staff of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff goes out of their way to serve you. They are the best staff I have ever seen in a hotel. I would go there again. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. The food was excellent. I felt very relaxed when I left.

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

Dear Andrea A, What more can we say but “muchas gracias” for appreciating our high standards of service and that we delivered for you a well deserved and relaxing stay whose value maybe priceless when seeking a true escape from the fast lane that a vacation should offer when it comes to a magical location in the cloud forests of... More

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Address: El Silencio de Los Angeles, San Ramon 1250, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > San Ramon
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Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve 4*
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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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