Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve

Once owned by a former president of Costa Rica, the small boutique hotel is nestled among 75 acres of rolling hills within the 2,0000 acre Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve, yet is only just over an hour’s drive from the international airport at San Jose.

The 35 well-appointed casitas are set among lush botanical gardens, and range from standard to honeymoon suites. All feature vaulted cane ceilings with fans, hand-crafted furniture, a living area with fireplace, en suite bathroom, WiFi, mini-bar,coffee maker and private garden porch. All the suites feature an in-room whirlpool tub.

Attached to the hotel is José Miguel Alfaro’s Research Station which was originally created to study the order Lepidoptera by the National Biodiversity Institute (INBIO). Today, its facilities keep collections and provide specialized equipment to visitors, students and researchers for a lasting experience and enjoyment of the cloud forest.

Facilities

El Sendero Restaurant, Aqui No Mas Lobby Bar and Voice of Nature Spa.

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Local Wildlife

The Los Angeles Reserve is a haven for butterflies, hummingbirds, and exotic moths, including the world’s largest, the white witch moth, with wingspans up to 12”. The moisture-laden trees create a lush, misty habitat for amphibians, reptiles, insects, and 259 species of birds. The reserve is also home to a number of mountain cloud forest cats — pumas, ocelots, jaguarundis, and margays, plus a diverse array of other mammals including howler and white-throated capuchin monkeys, tapirs, peccaries, coatis, tayras, and raccoons.

Optional Activities

Cloud forest day and night tours, birding, ziplining, river rafting, excursions to Arenal and Poas Volcanoes, hot springs, rural and cultural tours.

Number of rooms

35

Air Conditioning

No

Swimming Pool

No

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[My girlfriend] suggested I ‘write up’ our impressions of our recent trip to Costa Rica.. .here goes! Starting at the very beginning, our arrival at San Jose…was a really good introduction to the general efficiency of the country and of [your representatives] in particular…The [hotel] was a great choice…our guide on our mountain walk was exceptional… Once again our timetable was spot-on… [The Dominical lodge] is a magical place.. .a definite must in our book… [The Osa lodge] is located in a beautiful situation and the accommodation is really amazing…the meals are good…the trips well worth doing…If you have any clients who would like to ask us for our impressions don’t hesitate to suggest they contact us, we’ll be only too pleased to let them know of such wonderful places and delightful people. Again, thank you for putting together a memorable fortnight for us.

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