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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

Style, confort and view
Rollebeek

Just off San José the small finca offers lovely views, very nice restaurant, attention to details (pool without chemicals), nice interiors, possibility to arrange visit to coffee plantation next door. Service very efficient both at rooms and restaurant. Gardens are lovely, and butterflies love them as well!

Wow
familywalsh2018

We only stayed here as it was close to the airport for our first night in Costa Rica but it is amazing! It was really closer to the airport than we had imagined but you come through the gates into a little patch of heaven! Leaf cutter ants marched across our path to our rooms in el boyero which were absolutely amazing in their architecture and decoration. We managed a brief dip in the beautiful pool before dinner and The restaurant gave us stunning panoramic views of the city lights twinkling in the distance. But it was the food that was simply outstanding. We were expecting Costa Rican food to consist of plain rice and beans but this place blew our minds and tastebuds with the abundance of flavours and freshness and fruits! Breakfast was amazing and we were treated to a sighting of the beautiful blue crowned motmot on the way back to our room. We took the coffee plantation tour before leaving and it was amazing to learn how much could be achieved in a relatively short period of time with such earth friendly, organic methods. Far more than a simple coffee tour, we really felt immersed in Costa Rican ecology. Our only regret was that we didn’t come back for the last night of our holiday.

Quirky, wonderful hotel
wolfsbgk

The transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose took around four and a half hours, followed by a 45 minute transfer to the hotel (doesn’t take 15 minutes during peak traffic on Friday). This hotel is really well situated for airport transfers, close enough to be convenient, far away enough to feel rural.

The hotel itself is a delight, check in was without a hitch, bags were taken to our room, everything was explained. My wife liked the hotel and the room immediately, not a straight line in the place, each room is uniquely decorated with painted murals, reminded me of the Gaudi style buildings in Spain. Our room was great, comfortable bed, roof fan, separate sitting room, large bathroom and a deck with a pair of sun loungers and a stunning view. The hotel also has a large pool, jacuzzi and waterfall as well as a walking trail, which is well worth the walk. There is birdlife mostly hummingbirds and plenty of butterflies.

There is a restaurant on site, the El Tigre Vestido, we had supper then breakfast there, food and service was good, the bill wasn’t too bad. Next morning we had just enough time for a final walk around before our ride to the airport arrived.