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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 718 Reviews
Best Rooms in CR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the rooms. Stayed in the La Laguna (I think that was the name) House. The rooms were la Guaria and el Roble. It is an awesome building. Includes a kitchenette with a French press and coffee from the on-site plantation. A beautiful building.

I went in May 2018. No A/C required. It’s plenty cool at night. Around mid 60s Fahrenheit in our rooms at night.

We went on the coffee tour, which ended with a “cupping” session. They don’t just have you taste coffee. You actually learn how professionals “cup” coffee or discern quality.

Other coffee tours in CR are not necessarily on working coffee plantations. This tour is on a complete and working coffee plantation. You’ll learn a great deal about coffee. Tour guides are highly educated and can teach you so much.

Just WOW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our first of 7 nights here, and Finca Rosa Blanca is beyond incredible. If you're into authentic travel experiences (we don't like commercial resorts) this is THE place to be in Costa Rica!!!!!!!!

Stunning views, gorgeous cobblestone paths, gardens and grounds, quirky unique accommodation and decor, and don't even get me started on the infinity pool and hot tub (better than the pictures, lovely temperature!)

The service is outstanding. We were greeted at customs by our transport and it has been top notch from the second they met us.

We did the coffee connoisseur multi course dinner, and Eduardo blew us away with his attentiveness, and even made us a special off-menu local cocktail.

Did I mention the food is outstanding?

Charm and romance all the way!!!!!!!

Costa Rica getaway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time in Costa Rica and we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend it in. We stood for a week and the room was perfectly placed with the amazing view of San Jose and we had the most beautiful balcony. I went with my husband. It is a place for tranquility as it feels like you are the only people in the resort. A special thank you to Manolo for being an awesome guide to us on the Culture Highlands Tour and Pedro for providing excellent customer service at the front desk, always with any questions we had. Pura Vida de parte de los Boricuas Suarez !

Unique eco-friendly luxury destination
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This "working" coffee plantation is a unique gem just outside San Jose. Nestled on a hillside, with views overlooking San Jose, it's a quiet respite from the city nearby.

Accommodations are well appointed, each quite unique in design and decor. It was previously a private house (quite large!) and has retained all the character and charm.

The staff are very polite, attentive, and customer service pro's. We worked with Ed, who's outstanding and has been with the property for almost a decade. He assisted with transportation for us as well as ensuring all other requests were met to exceed expectations.

We also did the very informative coffee-plantation walking tour...learned a ton about coffee and how it's grown, harvested, roasted, ground, etc...plus all the wildlife that call the plantation their home as well!

Not what it once was - now taking loud tour groups
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly this place has changed and not for the better in my opinion. We had stayed here prior (a few years ago) and couldn't wait to return. It was beautiful, romantic, quite and peaceful. Sadly not so much any more. On our recent visit 90% of the place was taken over by a very loud tour group which resulted in no romantic or quite dinner nor peacefully relaxing around the pool. We could even hear them in our private villa, they were making so much noise. Service was also poor - had to wait over 30 min to get a cup of coffee at breakfast as staff was occupied with tour group. We will not be returning nor recommending. I guess if you want a loud party atmosphere then this is why you would stay here now.