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Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

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El Silencio de Los Angeles Los Angeles Norte San Ramon, San Ramon 1250 Costa Rica
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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.
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Kenya H wrote a review Yesterday
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We checked in and had the resort to ourselves! Alex, our bartender and waiter for dinner was exemplary! He moved a table into the main room for us (next to the fireplace) and made incredible dinner menu recommendations. He is very thoughtful and helped with every question we had about the area. The chef, is incredibly talented and the food was phenomenal with 5 star service, presentation and service! This resort is outstanding and we would absolutely stay here again. The casitas are clean, cozy and comfortable!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dena G wrote a review Jan 7
Santa Monica, California18 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved our little casita with our wood burning fire place. The casita was so clean, rustic and comfortable. The food at the hotel was so fresh and delicious. We loved the walking trails on the nature reserve and seeing the wildlife and fauna.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Many thanks for your review, we are happy to hear that you had an amazing stay with us. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments with future travelers and guests. We hope that you will chose to return to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel again in the near future. Best regards
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AKB wrote a review Dec 2020
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Absolutely loved Villa Blanca as the first stop on our honeymoon. Beautiful, remote, secluded, and a true crown jewel of a simple but elegant Costa Rican lifestyle. Definitely not a resort kind of feel- we had the best food of the entire trip (not one bad meal); everything is so fresh and made/sourced locally. We had the entire place to ourselves one night and they treated us like royalty. Top that off with cozy fireplaces in our room and a jacuzzi to relax in at night- Villa Blanca is such a special place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Many thanks for your review, we are happy to hear that you had an amazing stay with us. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments with future travelers and guests. We hope that you will chose to return to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel again in the near future. Best regards
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Derek v wrote a review Dec 2020
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The resort was wonderful. We got lucky and had the place all to ourselves one night and they absolutely spoiled us with attention. They set us up our own private dining table in front of the fireplace and the food was outstanding. Our favorite there was the bartender, Mario. His service was exceptional and he’s a super nice guy. He actually climbs up trees to get the fruit that he uses for his drinks. That’s a real commitment to his craft. We loved the movie theater and game room. We enjoyed taking a jacuzzi bath in the tub. Mario even gave us some candles to make that experience even better. We just loved the place. It was the perfect hotel to end our week long Costa Rican trip.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Many thanks for your review, we are happy to hear that you had an amazing stay with us. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your comments with future travelers and guests. Thank you for mentioning Mario´s expertise, we will share this nice review with him. We hope that you will chose to return to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel again in the near future. Best regards
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Nancy G wrote a review Dec 2020
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My friend and I came for a two-night stay at this beautiful secluded Resort. The cabins were nice but simple with a fireplace that really made the place come alive as we were there during rainy cold days. We made the most of the weather and still took a rainy hike on their Trail, watch movies in the theater, made the most of their happy hour in front of a beautiful fireplace, and enjoyed some of the best food in our trip to Costa Rica. The soups were delicious we had both the tomato and the pumpkin squash soup. We had there sea bass for dinner and their pork chop with veggies everything was made to perfection. Worth every penny spent on this food. The staff was great at accommodating any need and made sure we got a shuttle at 2 a.m. the road was a little scary when we first drove up at night time they do need to work on that and it would have been great if they had an outdoor jacuzzi to enjoy during the rain otherwise a great experience.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$133 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaCanton of San RamonSan Ramon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve (4.4 miles), Nectandra Cloud Forest Garden (2.0 miles), and Souvenir Mi Ranchito (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of the mountains, and a whirlpool bathtub.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante El Sendero, La Choza De Doña Emilce, and Vila Paraíso.
Does Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.