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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 747 Reviews
Majestic
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed here on our last night in Costa rica. What a treat it was! The decor is very quirky and great. The grounds and whole ethos of this place screams class.
The restaurant was excellent we had dinner and breakfast.The coffee is superb.

I would highly recommend the early morning birding tour which enabled us to capture pictures of an elusive Mot mot.

This was and sublime end to our holiday and I would highly recommend staying here.

Quirky but great
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our last night in CR was spent here. The architecture was unusual and the walls were covered in really interesting paintings, unlike anywhere else we’ve stayed.

Our room in the main hotel was large and had so much storage space! We had our own private outdoor area with loungers, table and chairs. The pool was up the hill and was very quiet.

Staff were very friendly and enthusiastic, they service home grown coffee in the afternoon with biscuits and the views from the restaurant over to San Jose are great.

We ate in the restaurant which, as others have said, was expensive especially the drinks. Food was good and breakfast was fruit and then you choose your ‘main’.

We also did the coffee plantation tour which was really interesting, I found out a lot about coffee which I didn’t know, the tour ended with a tasting masterclass so in theory we should now be experts.

Overall a good place to stay, and it is convenient for the airport.

Charming
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for two nights at the start of our time in Costa Rica. It is the most quaint and charming place I’ve ever seen. The room was amazing and the staff were always very friendly and quick to help with anything. I loved touring the grounds of this place.
The pool was nice and refreshing but the hot tub was cold. Maybe because we went in it in the morning. I don’t know. Didn’t really bother me. The place was too amazing to be bothered by something so trivial.
The restaurant was pleasant and the food was good. Pricey, but we expected that. We took a taxi to town and brought back a sub for dinner one of the nights.
If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, this is definitely a place you must stay for at least a night. Very close to the airport too.

Beautiful & Unique
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here the final night of our honeymoon and we wish we would have planned to spend more time here. We had a beautiful room in the main house called "El Cafetal". They had placed rose petals on our bed in the shape of a heart and around the jacuzzi tub with candles. The property was beautiful. We arrived too late and departed to early to enjoy a tour, but explored the grounds on our own. The food, drinks, and the view were all top notch. The central area of the main house has a waterfall and has art hanging throughout. The murals on the walls are breathtaking. From the welcome drink to check-out, Finca Rosa Blanca is a beautiful place worthy of more than a night or two.

Such an awesome place
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for the last day of our honeymoon. The entire property was gorgeous, and we absolutely loved our stay here. They had all the amenities we were looking for, and the coffee tour was well worth the 40 dollars. The restaurant overlooks San Jose and is beautiful both during the day and in the evening. The staff were courteous and helpful and the room was so damn cute, that we hated leaving. I learned so much about coffee during the tour that I feel like a coffee snob now.

On top of all that, the owner of the hotel greeted us at our complimentary chef prepared breakfast before we checked out. We chatted about the hotel and he told us the story of how this hotel and plantation come to be. It was amazing, and we learned even more about coffee as a result.

What a great way to end our trip.