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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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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an awesome place to stay for our first night in Costa Rica. We enjoyed the hummingbirds most of all. But the trails were fun too. The food was great and Incredible view. The villas were very nice roomy for family of 5.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent our first three nights of a family package trip (combined with sister hotel Si Como No) at Villa Blanca. It rained and we never saw the sun, but it did not matter! We took a day trip/hike/hot springs/Arenal volcano trip, and it rained and we never saw a volcano, but Roy, our naturalist guide extraordinaire, made the trip... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (family of 4) recently stayed at the beautiful Villa Blanca in the Cloud Forest area of San Ramon, Costa Rica. Excellent service, food, room. Roberto, Ingrid, and others all were terrific. Staff was friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The dining experience alone was worth the visit, and the surrounding forest and nature trails made the visit memorable for... More

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

Dear Rich F., The fact you found, "...the dining experience alone was worth the visit…” says a lot for the dedication management has for providing an exceptional menu along with a dedicated and friendly staff. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding values and lasting memories as part of the family of Greentique Hotels. We hope you will return again to... More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned from our first trip to Costa Rica. We split our time between a hotel in the Arenal area and a 4 nite stay at Villa Blanca. It is a beautiful, private, nature paradise! The staff are very eager to make your stay a wonderful experience. During the middle of our check in the staff took us out... More

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

Dear 9dcatsdogsipgs, We were very pleased that you and your family enjoyed so much of our brand of Costa Rican country hospitality here the pristine Cloud Forest Nature Reserve of Los Angeles Norte. As you have pointed out the serenity of a cloud forest experience only seems to add to all the resort amenities we offer in harmony with nature... More

Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time at Villa Blanca in June 2014 celebrating our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Although the property is quite a drive, it was worth it! The rooms were spacious, very clean and we especially utilized the de-humidifiers to dry our damp clothing. We lit a fire both nights and enjoyed the ambience. The website is a little... More

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

Dear LaraAustin TX, It seems you share what so many generous TA Reviews and Guest Comment Surveys have in common. Although the last 9 KM of country road, through the dairy pastures of Los Angeles Norte de San Ramon, are a bit bumpy, it’s definitely worth it! We are sorry if you understood that our mini bar was complementary. We... More

Montreal, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Blanca was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Its a bit out of the way but worth the trip. Great hotel, great staff, great food. Perfect place to get away from it all. We had a night tour of the forest with a guide who explained to us the forest and the wildlife

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

Dear Eric B, The fact that we were the highlight of you vacation is truly a compliment we appreciate very much. Thank you for taking the time to point out just how great you found our hospitality on so many areas of hospitality that we strive to continue to offer and so earn in many gracious reviews we share each... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is our first time in Costa Rica and the cloud forest was the first stop of our trip. I would recommend this experience to anyone who want to really disconnect with the busy, noisy and the sometime superficial world we live in. No TV in the rooms, wood fire place and just you and nature. As they say here... More

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

Dear FKUSA, Glad you appreciated the value of a vacation that offers you to disconnect from the fast track. You got the meaning of “Pura Vida” and the exceptional Costa Rican hospitality that’s part of our Greentique Hotel experiences offered at our boutique hotels. We will surely welcome you back and trust you will consider adding Si Como No Resort,... More

Atlanta, GA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the 9km drive on a twisty, bumpy road fool you - once you enter the gates of the Villa Blanca you are in for a treat! The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the casitas are well-appointed. You can explore the nature trail, visit the dairy, find serenity in the chapel. And everyone is so nice and helpful!

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

Dear tmharris65, We thank you for sharing how much you appreciated your stay with us. Most folks agree that the last few kilometers of country road are well worth some potholes to navigate for all the positive impressions once you enter the tranquil atmosphere of the cloud forests of Villa Blanca. We hope you’ll come back for more exceptional experiences... More

London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in November 2013. Nice and peaceful and a great atmosphere in the cloud forest. Arrived late (about 11pm) to a friendly welcome and immediately enjoyed the nocturnal wildlife sounds. The next day we had a nice simple self-guided walk around the forest area. Good food in the restaurant, and had fun playing on the free... More

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

Dear Giles E., We especially enjoy when honeymoon couples are able to experience the serenity and romantic setting in their private honeymoon suite. We only regret you were not able to take more advantage of our wellness center, whirlpools and intimate evenings by our fireplace. Hope we can host you again for your wedding anniversary at Villa Blanca and perhaps... More

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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 7 members of our family experiencing Costa Rica for the first time: our 2 children and 3 grandchildren age 10, 7 and 6. Villa Blanca was our first stop of a 9 day trip, The hotel arranged for pickup at the San Jose airport followed by an hour drive to Villa Blanca. Being in a cloud forest is... More

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

Dear Miss Blue, We were pleased that you decided to spend your family holiday with us at Villa Blanca and also included our sister hotel at Si Como No in Manuel Antonio. You obviously took advantage of many amenities and tours we have to offer in the cloud forests of Los Angeles Norte, and that your grandchildren also were quite... 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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