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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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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 364 Reviews
PURA VIDA - Amazing Resort!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm in the hospitality business and stay at hotels VERY often, never in my life have I had such amazing service. From start to finish... In the beginning Jose was exceptional with his thorough response to our questions, interests and concerns leading up to the trip. Once on property it felt like our own personal Oasis. The staff was so considerate, they even made homemade soup for our friend who got seasickness on an excursion, a homemade birthday cake for the birthday girl and custom drinks to humor us. We couldn't have had a better girls trip. We felt safe, spoiled and the amenities were so relaxing. The picture is unfiltered and taken just steps from our surf house.

Loved Florblanca - Stayed in Surf House
Reviewed 2 months ago

Really can't say enough good things, but will try to:
The resort is beautiful, the grounds, the pool, the restaurant -- just a beautiful setting.
Can't enough about the staff -- so friendly and helpful -- really everyone so will avoid naming names. The staff truly impacts how enjoyable the stay is since we ate so many meals here and spent so much time around the resort.
The surf house was great for 2 adult and 2 teenage girls. There is a room with two twins and a sink. Then a room with a king. Then a room with a small kitchen, two futons/sofas -- which we just used for eating and hanging out. The bedrooms are nicer, the kitchen room more "rustic". Then an open air bathroom with another sink and shower. You have to walk on the front porch to get from room to room. The view is truly incredible. Your front yard is the ocean. We loved it.
We did Yoga and Pilates at the resort -- both great.
Horseback riding and ATVs/Canopy Zip Line/Waterfall excursion -- also great.
Surfed a lot with an instructor -- waves are much bigger than we are used to so helped us stay out of trouble. Highly recommend.

Such a great trip and great place to stay. Highly recommend.

Glamping with an incredible ocean view!
Reviewed 3 months ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Florblanca resort. Santa Teresa was a fun adventure and the town was amazing. The room was a complete adventure in itself. The living room and bathroom are completely outside. (If you are not comfortable seeing crabs and spiders whilst you sit on the toilet, this is not going to be a good hotel for you!). As a result, we kept all of our toiletries in the bedroom which is the only 'inside' room. It was a bit of a hassle to zip up the toiletries bag several times a day and keep it in our room, but we didn't want to risk bugs and ants and crabs in our toothbrush! That said, the bathroom is lovely and modern. The shower is also outside (but private) which is fun. There is tub that is very modern stand alone type found in all new homes, but it was very dirty and clearly not for use. (If u wanted to use it you would have to call to have it cleaned, which I am sure they would do happily as the staff is amazing!). The sleeping room is fully air conditioned and very lovely amenities. The bed is very comfortable, great pillows, robes and lighting. You can hear the monkeys (or some other animal) on the roof at night and I would recommend ear plugs if u are sensitive to noise at night. The symphony of all the insets and animals was incredible to me, but again, if u are looking for peace and quiet while you sleep, this is not the hotel for you. The living room (which is open) is beautiful. Every night we would come back to the room with lit candles and a very romantic atmosphere. We enjoyed sitting in here (when it wasn't too hot) and hanging out. Overall though, we spent very little time in the room itself because we were at the beach or exploring the town. The internet is REALLY horrible in the guest rooms and in most of the areas of the property, which was only a problem for us because we had to work while we were there as we both have remote jobs. That said, the staff was incredibly helpful in finding us a place on the property with the best internet that is possible. We did use this room ultimately and it was adequate to hold skype calls. If u need internet to be reliable, I'm not sure Santa Teresa is the best place to be :) The beach at the hotel is amazing, incredible views, and the food is fine enough. Service is incredible We did end up eating most meals in town just because there are so many amazing restaurants, however we enjoyed our sunset non alcoholic beverages from the bar as we sat on the comfy sunbeds on the beach! Overall, I would highly recommend if u are ready for an experience in nature with lots of luxury amenities!

Peaceful, floral, serene.
Reviewed 3 months ago

Florblanca is a sanctuary in busy, bustling Santa Teresa. The path from the parking lot to the restaurant is like walking through a botanical garden, lush greens everywhere.

I came to Florblanca for yoga, pilates and to have a coffee, lunch and dinner - and I love the place. It’s romantic and chill, very well-kept and super relaxing.

My family and I, we had the most wonderful sundowner at the beach, I will remember this forever. The staff is super professional and friendly, but they also give you space and just let you chill, which was great for me working there (great WiFi, by the way...)

Oh! And the spa is great, too!

It's that great!!!
Reviewed 4 months ago

I have worked 30 years in the hotel business and traveled all over the world. Florblanca is outstanding. From the food, the cocktails, the staff and the facilities. They take care of everything. There is lots to do. Surfing, Yoga, hiking, fishing and relaxing. On Fathers day we had a private dinner in our villa-it was excellent. We had a couples massage which was the best massage we both had ever had. We both got facials as well which were incredible.