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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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Amenities

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

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 770 Reviews
Delightful spot
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed here, sadly for only one night, on arrival in Costa Rica. It was an oasis after our long journey. Staff were charming and helpful. A lovely room with a beautiful terrace which we saw briefly at dawn before we left after breakfast. The food was excellent both at dinner and breakfast and we wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended.

A room with a view
Reviewed 7 days ago

Having just spent 2 nights at this amazing hotel, I can not rate it highly enough. The hotel is set in a beautiful location surrounded by the coffee plantations. It is only a small hotel with 14 rooms but it has plenty to offer. The rooms are fabulous, roomy, well equipped and with Hugh windows that give magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. All the rooms have large patio areas and there is an excellent pool. The restaurant has an excellent menu and the food is well cooked. All the staff have been extremely helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.

Quirky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located about 20 minutes from the airport near San Jose.
Rooms and suites located in separate buildings. Small pool with shaded covered area. Trails around property disappointing, short and little to see.
We stayed in Rosa Blanca Suite which was fabulous - wrap around balcony outside bedroom and a large terrace downstairs and gorgeous bathroom with views over the trees - would highly recommend this suite. We spent most of the time here taking photographs from the terrace or balcony. Cannot comment on other rooms and suites but from the outside they did not seem to have good views.

Very pretty resort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finca Rosa is just 1/2 hour from the airport and a really nice place to stay. It isn't very big, but the rooms are lovely as are the amenities and the restaurant.
We thought the food was pretty good, but not terrific. My steak was terrific, but my wife's grilled veggies were barely grilled; so there is some hit and miss here, but mostly hit.
The staff is terrific. Everyone really tries to please, so if there is an occasional goof (there is), it is easy to overlook it.
We went on the coffee plantation tour. Our guide, Ulises, was terrific. Word to the wise. The resort and plantation are at a very high elevation, and the air is thin. The tour has lots of steps and hills going down and up, and we were really dragging at the end. If you have and questions about whether you can handle the tour, don't do it.
Finca Rosa is a great first stop for anyone visiting Costa Rica.

Good for relaxing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights here to relax after a busy trip to the Galapagos. Super boutique hotel on the edge of San Jose in the hills with good views. Peaceful atmosphere, lush gardens, lovely swimming pool. Good quality rooms. Good dining although a glass of wine is $ 10 US plus tax & service, so quite expensive. Staff very friendly & helpful.
However, allow plenty of time for service at breakfast if on a timed tour, as service is not the quickest. There are tours that can be booked from the hotel from $ 60 US