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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 782 Reviews
A beautiful, quirky hotel in a coffee plantation.
Reviewed 7 days ago

This was our first stop after our flight from UK. It was originally a coffee plantation owners house but was converted to a hotel and expanded some years ago. The owner has a fantastic sense of style and there are quirky details everywhere. The rooms are odd shapes with odd shaped bath/shower rooms and odd fittings. Each room has, what looks like, hand painted murals on the walls. The food was excellent, sourced locally or mostly grown in there own greenhouses and eggs from there own hens. I expected a coffee plantation to look like the tea plantations in India for example, eg neat rows of bushes all the same but not so. The coffee bushes were planted in among forest clearings, the forest plants and trees all contributing to the organic process. The hotel grows and processes its own coffee which is excellent. The coffee tour is fascinating and opened our eyes to how we should be selecting our coffee at home.

Coffee lover's retreat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked Finca as we wanted to experience a coffee tour on a private plantation that wasn't too commercialised. The coffee tour itself was excellent and the guide extremely knowledgeable. Finca hotel was small and felt intimate. Good, clean rooms and helpful staff and of course the coffee we tasted was flavourful and interesting.

Hiilside hideaway overlooking the Central Valley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Finca Rosa Blanca is like being in an artists dream. It feels like every aspect of the property is curated artistically, even the stonework on the walkways, the extensive gardens and lots of outdoor and indoor art. This is a good base not far from the international airport, from where one can explore the diverse attractions of Costa Rica. Amazing food, beautiful views and coffee right from the plantation.

Quiet Escape, Luxury Accommodations Close to San Jose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to just relax, enjoy good food and coffee, be greeted with kindness and concern, and treat yourself to a bit of luxury, try the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort. We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and decided to indulge ourselves with the resort's high-end room -- a two-story suite with a bedroom above the canopy. It wasn't cheap but it was wonderful -- to view sunsets and wake up and look around only to see sky. It is a bit like a tree house but attached to a larger building. The accommodations were clean, spacious (the bathroom was the size of my dining room at home) and close to the dining facilities. There are small paths for short walks. The resort can arrange a large number of day trips and we took advantage of a half day visit to one of the volcanoes. The staff was exceedingly nice. Take advantage of the free coffee and afternoon cookies. I don't see this place as one for people looking for lots of action, but for those seeking a relaxing time to soak up nature, it is perfect. It is also super close to the San Jose airport.

Beautiful, inspired hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

This hotel is one of the most beautiful places I have stayed. Not only is it unique in its architecture and secluded from the city of San Jose, the rooms and restaurant are wonderful. Both of our rooms were spacious, clean, and had private outdoor areas.