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What We Love

  • Surfing along the five-mile Santa Teresa Beach Break
  • Impressive wine cellar focusing on Central and South American selections
  • Villas with handmade hammocks and dangling bunches of bananas
  • Open-air bathrooms and living rooms
  • Fish tacos at the beachside Nectar restaurant
  • Costa Rican coffee scrub treatments at the on-site Spa Bambu
  • Endless romance — beach horseback rides for two, private picnics and couples massages

What To Know

  • Children five and under are not permitted
  • Meals at the hotel are sumptuous, if overpriced
  • The surfer town of Santa Teresa is a bike or taxi ride away
  • The area gets considerably more crowded in December, when high season kicks off
  • Be ready to see jungle bugs and animals
  • Riptides can put a damper on swimming
  • Not all the villas have ocean views
  • Popular spot for destination weddings
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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

When you stay at Florblanca in Santa Teresa, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Cocal Beach and Santa Teresa Beach. This beach resort is within close proximity of Hermosa Beach and El Carmen Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 11 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Florblanca. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

4 kms north Frank's place
Santa Teresa, 131-5361 Costa Rica


4.5 Very Good 371 Reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did NOT stay here but went multiple times for Yoga.

PLEASE do yourself a favor and go to Yoga here - the instruction is beautiful and attentive and cheerful and worth the small drive out of town. While Santa Teresa has all sorts of Yoga to try out - this one is the one to come back to again and again.

HINT - the resort will allow you a free smoothie after yoga - take full advantage of this and the swinging daybeds down at the ocean while your waiting before/after Yoga.

A true gem
Reviewed 6 months ago

Little ecological, luxurious, warm oasis.
The staff and service is world class, yet a great representation of the kind nature of the Tico culture.

The vegan options are simply the best I have tried in the country.... and I have lived in Costa Rica for 3 years.

It has a 0 plastic policy which every other hotels should learn from and implement immediately.

Recommended 110%!!!

very disappointed
Reviewed 6 months ago

After an arduous road trip, on horrible, dusty roads we pulled into this "resort" which from the front had absolutely no appeal. We were given a tour (it is a very small property so there isn't much to tour)and was taken to our villas, which are situated in the jungle -- not on the beachfront as suggested. We had 2 buildings each the same (although one closer to the road which you can hear at times) The villas are nice-not special and a little run down. The living room is completely open air as is the bathroom (including the toilet).
the bedrooms are closed and are sufficiently air conditioned, which was a blessing and the only way to get relief from the heat and humidity. However there were no screens on the windows and door of the bedroom for those of us who like ocean and night sounds once it cooled down. The pool was nice. The beach and ocean right in front of the hotel was rocky and the swimming could only be at low tide when you could see the rocks. However, if you wanted to venture down the beach 5 minutes or so the beach was beautiful and perfect swimming. There were some beach lounge chairs at the edge of the property under the trees for beach goers. However, it was on an incline and there weren't umbrellas or cabana type chairs.There were towels, although one day I had to go hunt down towels and eventually took a towel from the pool. some beach towels had holes in them as well as frayed bathroom towels. Everyone was happy to serve you at the beach if you wanted, but you had to go get someone to help you. There is one restaurant with excellent and ample food. After several days, however it got very boring and we didn;t want to go to town since it was so dusty and hot. Bottom line: when I inquired who was
running the hotel, it turns out there was a young woman, who we saw several times but was very engaged in selling an excursion to the hotel to some people. Apparentlyshe did does not stay on the property and it is run by a management company in NYC. Everyone is was very nice and accommodating, but it was apparent that there was no one in charge. The trip to Libeira airport was 5 hours not the 3 hours outlines in our trip itinerary.

Wonderful stay and perfect service
Reviewed 6 months ago

We had a wonderful stay!! The hotel has a perfect location. Beach is incredible. Services are top from conciergerie, spa to yoga => A Special thanks to Stefano for the yoga!!! Teams in the concergerie, bar, restaurant are always dedicated to the clients. Breakfast time is magic with a beautiful seeview and excellent choices (healthy morning bowl is really good, ...). From the hotel you have direct access to the beach, fantastic place to run early in the morning with the sunrise and at the end of the day, you will enjoy a cocktail during the beautiful sunset!!! Thanks to the Team for this perfect stay! Pura vida

Loved it and we don’t even surf
Reviewed 6 months ago

We went in the rainy season and are not surfers. Yet we loved this resort. The rooms were very comfortable. The food was great. The yoga was perfect. The concierge is extremely accommodating and made wonderful recommendations for activities and excursions.