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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
  • READ MORE: Find your perfect Costa Rica vacation

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 355 Reviews
Wonderful Beach Resort
Reviewed 1 month ago

My fiancé and I stayed for a week and loved it. It was our second time in Santa Teresa and first at Flor Blanca. The resort is gorgeous with great amenities including surfboards. Renting an ATV for the whole time is a must!

We will be back at Flor Blanca.

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!
Reviewed 1 month ago

I cannot express in words how wonderful our experience at Florblanca was. We stayed for 5 day in the surf house - a girls trip to visit my daughter who was studying abroad - and had the most amazing experience ever! From the moment we arrived, we felt as though we were in a little piece of paradise. The surf house was the most perfect place to feel as though we were actually right on the ocean. We literally woke up and went to sleep hearing the waves every day. There was such peace and tranquility. Besides the awe of being RIGHT on the ocean, we enjoyed the activities such as stand up paddle boarding, the Tortuga excursion (which was phenomenal including snorkeling and scuba diving), yoga, and boogie boarding (we watched other people surf! lol). The food was exceptional - we especially loved the coffee in the morning, and the daily fresh fish and sushi. (the last day of our stay in Costa Rica we all wished were were still back at Florblanca, as we all knew exactly what we would have ordered off the menu knowing it would be wonderful). We also loved the beauty of the location, including the flowers, birds, daily hellos from the iguanas, and family of howler monkeys in the trees above us. Awesome! But mostly - we loved the staff! It seemed everyone there knew us by name. And they went out of their way to make us feel special - every single day! They even helped us celebrate my daughter's birthday with a birthday cake and flowers as a special birthday celebration. So special! (We especially appreciated Benecio and Guadalupe, who are such amazing people!!) Everyone there felt like family! We would all love to return to Florblanca someday. It is truly a treasure!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Thank you so much for the most wonderful experience :)

AVOID Flora Blanca
Reviewed 1 month ago

You cannot trust the management of this hotel. They will tell you lies and take every opportunity to take your money and have no problem doing it with a smile on their face!
We booked 3 luxury rooms for ourselves and our adult children during high season in what we thought was a good resort.They told us that if necessary we could cancel with full refund 60 days in advance. One son (in medical residency) had to change his plans,So we contacted Flor Blanca over 60 days in advance, and were informed that we could only get refund if they were able to book the room !!! At the last moment our sons schedule changed and he was able to come! So we contacted Flor Blancabut they informed us that they were fully booked!!! So we booked a separate villa off property for for son. When we arrived we were told that we were not getting a refund in spite of all their promises. PLUS we have all the emails to prove the above statements! They lied to us!! In the end we are out $5000. We were lied to and deceived and would STRONGLY suggest that you look elsewhere! DR. Patrick Nagle

Almost amazing.....almost.
Reviewed 2 months ago

Set on a stunning beach which is perfect for surfing, this hotel is the high end of the local surf strip, and therein lies one of its problems, The restaurant and bar are open to the public and consequently can get very busy, as it’s probably the nicest place to eat in the area. When we arrived at lunchtime, the room wasn’t ready, so we went to the restaurant at 1pm for lunch, only to find the place full and 3/4 of the menu unavailable as all the fish dishes had been sold. Not the welcome we were expecting or wanted. The hotel did reverse this policy on certain days, but you never quite knew what to expect.

The rooms are very spacious and well appointed, with the bedrooms having AC, which is unusual in environmentally conscious Costa Rica. However, they are situated in the garden area and don’t have beach/ocean views, which isn’t what you’d expect from a luxury beach resort.

On the plus side, the restaurant staff are amazing and Luis and Oscar in particular treated us like family. They are who caused us to end up loving the place, despite the aforementioned shortcomings. The food menu was limited but good quality, the tuna steaks in particular were amazing, some of the best I’ve ever eaten anywhere in the world. The smoothies were particularly delicious too.

There’s a surprising amount of wildlife given the proximity to the beach, and we were greeted by a troop of Howler Monkeys passing directly over the villa, along with beautiful birds species which like to frequent the restaurant area in particular. We also had a nighttime visitor raiding the minibar, a raccoon, who left his fingerprints!

We did an amazing half day discovery trip to Tortuga with the Montezuma crew, brilliantly led by Ezekiel (Eché) which included snorkel, scuba, fishing, beach and some delicious ceviché/carpaccio.

Would we go back? Probably not, simply because there are so many other amazing places to explore. But we did end up loving some of the people there, as you inevitably do in Costa Rica. The hotel does need to figure out its open door policy though, balancing its commercial needs with those of its guests and making sure guests don’t suffer through over use by outsiders.

Magical Healing Place
Reviewed 3 months ago

All i can say is "Go" and "Go as soon as possible". This place is magical and words fail to express how wonderful it is. From the perfect tropical decor right out of a magazine, to the wonderful, attentive staff, the perfect beach location, the delicious food, the quiet yet upbeat atmosphere to the fantastic spa, this place has it all.
Most of all, the best thing about Florblanca is the daily yoga classes with their very own Master teacher Stefano. He is the "real deal" and worth the trip for the yoga alone. i purposely go to Florblanca to practice with him and cannot stop telling everyone who will listen, that Stefano will transform (or inspire) your practice in a way that is profound and long lasting. I love Florblanca and am already planning my next trip!