Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort and Nature Reserve
What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast made with local ingredients is included in the rate
- A traditional Costa Rican campesino experience
- The 360-degree views of mountainous, green countryside
- Walking trails through thick cloud forests
- A hotel-wide effort to promote sustainability and eco-friendly travel
- Happy hour in the lodgelike lounge
- Less than 90-minutes from the international airport in San José
- Everything in the on-site gift store is made by local artisans
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What To Know
- Located at the end of a winding six-mile road, the hotel can feel somewhat isolated
- The property was owned by a former Costa Rican president
- Televisions are intentionally left out of rooms to encourage guests to take pleasure in their surroundings
- The hotel makes for a perfect mountain stop-over if you’re on a short trip to Costa Rica
- Dress in layers, because it can be cold
- Clouds often obscure the mountain and valley views
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort and Nature Reserve in San Ramon, you’ll be in the mountains and within the vicinity of San Ramon Municipal Market and Guillermo Vargas Roldan Stadium. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of San Ramon Museum and San Ramon Nonato Church.
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 35 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Resort and Nature Reserve. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in San Ramon? This hotel has 86 square feet (8 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
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This is the most awesome place to experience what Costa Rica is all about. A piece of peace in the middle of the cloud forrest. Surrounded by pure luxious nature and exotic animals. Exquisite food & excellent customer service. Pura Vida at its best💙🌺😊
Be sure and take the tours on site that they offer. Also, get a taste of the cheeses that they make onsite. Attend the 8:30 milking of the cows and get a chance to milk them and feed the calf's with baby bottles. Hike the trails. Lots of wildlife.
This is a great hotel. The property is beautiful with miles of manicured walking trails, cows to milk and green houses to tour. They have a gorgeous chapel with a ceiling decorated in hand painted tiles.
The final leg of our journey, after the long flight from the UK, was the transfer of roughly 1¼ hours from San Jose airport. We knew the Villa Blanca was remote but it turned out that it was at the end of a 9km stretch of unmade pot-holed road that seemed to go on forever. Having got there however, there was a welcoming drink for us and very understanding reception staff who realised that we were very tired.
There are 36 Casita's - small individual buildings - and we were quickly shown to ours (photo) where we got some much needed sleep on a comfortable bed. Each Casita is located so that there is a view into the cloudforest and from our terrace we regularly saw humming birds gathering nectar from their preferred flowering trees. The casita itself is spacious, with a fire if needed, sizeable bathroom with large bath / jacuzzi and separate shower. Everything immaculate.
The grounds of the hotel and cloudforest are extensive - there are various trails laid out which we explored, and close to Reception, a humming bird station - we got some fantastic close-up photos! Whilst the weather in May is 'hit and miss', we were lucky and one morning we had a beautiful clear view of the Arenal Volcano in the distance.
As stated in other reviews, all the staff are very helpful and attentive. It may have helped that May is the quiet season and it was not busy, but the restaurant staff in particular were very friendly and conversational. I would also agree with other comments that food and drink seemed expensive.
We enjoyed 2 guided tours whilst we were there - the Nocturnal walk around the grounds, (which included meeting a tarantula) and the famous Quetzal tour led by Estoban where in addition to successfully locating the famous bird, we found numerous others and had our first Costa Rican Casado meal.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa Blanco but not the journey along that horribly bumpy road.
Staying at Villa Blanca was an amazing experience. The views were breathtaking, the grounds were immaculate and the food was out of this world. Julio was our main waiter and we enjoyed having him teach us about Costa Rica and his top notch service! Please go if you get the chance, you won’t regret it.