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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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
First a few words for this beautiful country in general, for the area of Santa Teresa, its wildlife, its generous and nice habitants, its vegetation, playas, surf, its food, and all the things you can do; it’s really the pura vida and you will enjoy every moment of your trip. The city of Santa Teresa is full of cool cafes, hip restaurants, more traditional, surf spots, and although it can get dusty, it’s lively and fun. It compares to Tulum in some ways, but with a more surfer vibe which we loved and more authentic (sorry Tulum, you still has a special place in our hearts but we have to say that we did prefer Santa Teresa)
What made our trip even more special is the resort Florblanca, its location, its lavish vegetation, the birds, the monkeys, the flowers, the incomparable service from all the staff, and the quality of the food of the restaurant Nectar. We visited Florblanca the first week of November 2019 and everything was perfect. This place is an oasis which offers a personnalized service to all of its guests. Our private surf house was located direct on the beach and offered amazing views and privacy at all times. To describe the exceptional service we experienced, I will give few exemples only to try to illustrate although you have to live it to understand. The concierge accomodated EVERY requests our family had from having a cooler prepared for surf at sunset, finding the best tours at last minute, organizing fishing trips with the best fishermen in town, going to rent our ATVs, surfing lessons at the hour we want with only the nicest and best instructors. The staff and chef at the restaurant and bar were “out of this world” nice: each person at the restaurant knew every activity we did, were inquiring of our well-being, were flexible in our changes or adjustements we wanted in the menu and even suggesting adjustments to our likings. “Perhaps you would like us to bring vegetables with your guacamole today in addition to the chips” knowing I ordered that once. To my son: “you like your pancakes that way right?”. The food is so good you have to force yourself to go out to other restaurants although the restaurants in town were very good. The chef Maria Belen is amazing: my 12 year- old son caught two big tunas, fishing one day and when we came back the chef inspected professionaly the fish and prepare it for us, as sushis, rolls, sashimi, grilled tuna. By the way, the sushis there are insane- and belive me we are very picky in that area having visited high- end restaurants all over the world and even in Japan. But she is a top notch chef in all standards. The personnel of the restaurant and bar are nice, attentive, warm, and FLEXIBLE. I never heard the word “No” or “I don’t know” once during our 7 nights stay. I asked once how come the staff was that nice: one of the employees told me that the owners of the place -a man and his wife- were exceptional individuals who treated them well and really cared about their well- beings. Well we felt it and it made all the difference in the world. Maria, Ruth, Yuri, Kendall, Oscar, Berneth, Luis, Alison, Vini, the concierges: you made this trip one of the most memorable experiences my family had. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, and we will sure be back.
This was our second trip back to Santa Teresa and it was even more perfect than the first time. Florblanca went above and beyond to make our holiday relaxing and fun.
The staff is truly what sets this resort apart from the rest. Not only did the staff remember us from our first visit, they made sure we were always taken care of. Ruth, Oscar, Yuri, Berneth, Allison, Kendal, Franny, Vinny and Luis always gave 5-star service. They were all very detail oriented and made sure we had what we needed and wanted at all times. This staff feels like family to us. We got to know everyone so well it made it very difficult to leave.
The food at the resort restaurant Nectar was unbelievably delicious and fresh. We ate breakfast at the resort everyday we were there and were never disappointed. Lunch by the pool was relaxing and dinners were beautiful. For breakfast we would recommend the Arugula Omelette, for lunch the Ahi Salad, and dinner pick the catch of the day! You really can't go wrong with any of the food.
We also had a couples massage while we were there and it was by far the best spa experience we have ever had.
The resort itself is so private that it makes you feel like you are alone in the rainforest. The rooms are breathtaking. We had the opportunity to look at all of the villas and you cannot get a bad room at this resort, they are all perfect. They have created such a good atmosphere you will never want to leave.
We also worked closely with Berneth and Oscar to plan our wedding at the resort. We cannot wait to come back!
Flor Blanca is probably one of the most high-end places in Santa Teresa. With only a dozen of large hidden villas surrounded by a lovely garden, you will have all the privacy and space you will need while enjoying the pura vida life!
The lodge is facing the sea, giving you a good mix between jungle and sea experience (watch out for the raccoons who enjoy stealing from your minibar).
Our villa was great, with an amazing outdoor bathroom and beautiful bathtub. We also enjoyed the cosy living room and hammock.
The hotel also has very nice facilities: from a big two-level swimming pool surrounded by trees and plants to a lovely spa with a majestic jacuzzi! The beach also feels very private as it is a bit secluded from the main beaches of Santa Teresa, and offers some great tide pools at low tide. The staff was also very helpful and friendly!