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What We Love

  • Breakfast is included in the rate
  • Organic coffee from the inn’s tree-shaded plantation
  • Valley views from the deck of El Tigre Vestido restaurant
  • Healthy, local and organic meals
  • Outdoor decks and Jacuzzis in the suites
  • Tropical gardens with rare song birds and more than 300 kinds of fruit trees
  • Abundance of outdoor activities

What To Know

  • Wireless connection can be sketchy in some suites
  • Any night action is at least a 30-minute drive away
  • Come armed with bug repellent
  • The vibe is artsy and bohemian
  • No TV in the rooms
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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Sitting atop this rain forest hideout, which crowns the central highlands of Costa Rica, it’s hard to believe that San Jose is just a 30-minute drive away. Here, at over 4,000 feet, the blissfully secluded surroundings encompass cloud forests, soaring volcanoes and lush national parks filled with rare and exotic animals.

Finca Rosa Blanca is spread across nine acres of gorgeously landscaped garden and forest. Quiet days can be spent roaming its verdant paths, taking in the native flora as green parakeets fly overhead. More than 300 types of fruit trees grow here, and guests can try many of them — mango, papaya, lemon and guava included — for breakfast on the sun-drenched deck of El Tigre Vestido restaurant.

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In the main inn, the Gaudi-meets-American-Southwest interiors showcase statuesque Costa Rican hardwoods, hand-painted murals and bizarrely shaped windows, and in the lobby, 40-foot ceilings add to the bright and airy feel. The 13 comfortably quirky suites all feature Jacuzzi baths, beds dressed in bamboo linens and private decks with views of the Central Valley and the coffee plantation. Relaxation is found under the cascading waterfall of the hillside infinity pool, which has views of the gardens and volcanoes, or, for real pampering, in the El Targua Spa.

How to Get There

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn
800M al Norte del Centro de
Santa Barbara de Heredia, 00000 Costa Rica


Amazing stay!

We had an amazing visit. We stayed for 3 nights and I would definitely recommend a visit here. I am a huge coffee lover so I have always wanted to stay on a coffee farm and this was a dream come true. I’m also our sustainability lead at work so staying somewhere that models amazing green practices makes me so happy. Every single one of the staff was friendly and helpful and greeted us warmly. I wish I would have gotten everyone’s names but Pablo in the restaurant and Ulises from our farm tour were particularly great. We stayed on one half of one of the villas and I loved the view from the balcony. I’m an early riser and loved to sit outside and watch the birds. Ulises told us there were 130 species of birds in this area and I could believe it after looking up in the trees. Although we didn’t stay in the main house, we still visited to look at all of the beautiful art and sculptures. We also ate at the restaurant. Our fish and chicken meals were delicious and I regret not saving room for dessert. We had our young son with us and he enjoyed the pool area as well as walking the grounds. He even enjoyed the coffee tour, especially seeing how the banana plants are used as natural water storage and seeing the worm beds! Next time we are in Costa Rica, I will definitely try to extend my trip to include a few more days at Finca Rosa Blanca!

Special place to stay after long flight

This is a special place. A little gem hidden away in the hills just outside San Jose. Ignore the road conditions and persist with the adventure! You will be rewarded. I promise. Gorgeous setting with unusual but delightful accommodation and outdoor pool. Special restaurant with fabulous food. And best of all...super warm, friendly, helpful staff who are not only welcoming but professional. Also make sure you book the coffee plantation tour. Takes a couple of hours but so worth it. We had an amazing local guide who was so knowledgeable not only about coffee but also the plant and wildlife.

Great Stopover
Donna S

The welcome here was very warm, all staff were very pleasant and helpful. Pablo in the bar was especially helpful and interested in our trip. The room was lovely and clean and spacious. The coffee tour was very informative and we felt we learnt a lot. The ethic of the hotel is really impressive in terms of preserving and recycling, the grounds have amazing butterflies and humming birds.