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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 739 Reviews
The most unique place to stay in Costa Ricka
Reviewed 2 days ago

Finca Rosa Blanca is for sure the most unique place to stay in Costa Rica. Just outside the San Jose (like 15 min drive) but still in the middle of the coffee plantation that looks a bit like a cloud forest. We stayed in room El Cielo that was super specious and beautifully designed. Coffee (from the plantation of course) that was complimentary was sooo good. Food is definitely worth trying: some of the ingredients were grown in the green house near the hotel. People working there are really helpful and super professional. 10/10 :)

OUTSTANDING!
Reviewed 2 days ago

We travel a lot. We've been to over 100 countries now and are always trying to choose the most unique and one of a kind places to stay in and experience. Finca Rosa Blanca is definitely one of these. It is not posh, it is just what you need. It is mesmerizing and magical. 12ha of coffee plantations almost in the capital city of San Jose. The views are spectacular, the surrounding nature is amazing, the stuff was super profesional and the whole stay was a true bliss. Take a coffee tour and a cocoa tour too. Taste the restaurants foods as they are all worth every penny. And so is the stay. A perfect getaway.

Just perfection
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel features various attractions within the hotel that will make any stay unforgettable. The hotel is roughly around 45 minutes from the airport and you can rent a car or get a taxi. Once there the hotel sits on acres of land where you can explore and walk around the place. Do take advantage and make coffee, go on the coffee tour and get all the coffee you want because its delicious! The restaurant within the hotel serves amazing food with traditional flare, do go there for breakfast and enjoy everything!

simply beautiful
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the exception of location, this hotel is flawless. The rooms and grounds are gorgeous and beds are comfy. The service is excellent as is the food. The smells of the toiletry products provided (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion) are divine. For a plantation, the location is good however you cannot walk to anywhere from here. Considering the hazardous nature of night time driving in Costa Rica, you had best plan to have your evening meal in the hotel. The food is excellent although the wine list was a bit limited.
We chose to have a tour of the coffee process - Manolo is a serious coffee afficionado and also very knowledgeable of the birds and plants in the area too. We felt the price of the tour was a bit high but the tour proved to be exceptional. Coffee at home will never be the same.

The most beautiful hotel!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here our last night of our honeymoon trip. Unfortunately we had to leave for the airport at 2am so we really didn't have much time to take in the beauty of this hotel. The architecture, art, layout, everything was amazing. There are trails that go behind the villas with lemon trees, an infinity pool, secluded hot top overlooking the coffee plantation, and beautiful restaurant. I would go back to costa rica just to stay here! I loved it. We stayed in the El Cino villa which was a little house with beautiful balcony views and a outdoor jacuzzi. THe food we great, but the take away breakfast was a bit blah for me, just a paper bag!