Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort
Overview

Finca Rosa Blanca is a graceful countryside mansion set on a hilltop in Costa Rica´s Central Valley. Cloud forests, soaring volcanoes and national parks with a vast biodiversity surround this idyllic estate.Thirteen spacious suites are spread across nine acres of gorgeously landscaped gardens that overflow with fruit trees, tropical flowers, birds and coffee plantations. The hotel's architecture features organic shapes reminiscent of Gaudi, but with a tropical Costa Rican flair. The undulating curves of the stucco buildings are an elegant fit in this rainforest setting. Interiors are decorated with exquisite Costa Rican hardwoods, bamboo ceilings, hand-painted murals and arch-shaped windows. Throughout the property, there are fabulous murals depicting the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Relaxation can be found under the cascading waterfall of the hillside infinity pool.

What We Love



• The hotel is unique and has a lot of character. • Spaces flow effortlessly from the inside to the outside with unique decorations evocative of the forest. • The hotel serves its own organic coffee from the onsite tree-shaded plantation. • An elegant and unique place to stay: The owner is an artist and each space in the hotel is a work of art. • The hotel has the highest sustainability credentials

Press and Awards

 

• Top 9 Experiences for Coffee Lovers by The Daily Meal 2012. • Chosen by The Rainforest Alliance as Sustainable Standard-Setter 2010. • Top 10 Eco-Friendly Hotels by Trip Advisor 2009. • Five Best Plantation Retreats by The Guardian 2008. • Elected 10 Best Luxury Eco Resorts by Forbes Traveler 2007

 

Sustainability



Finca Rosa Blanca, the first certified sustainable hotel in Costa Rica, has evolved over the last 20 years to reach the Five Leafs maximum award of the prestigious Sustainable Tourism Certification program (CST), granted by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. The hotel has achieved the perfect score as a result of its large list of sustainable practices.Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel strives to demonstrate that sustainability can be incorporated into an upscale luxury boutique hotel by combining elements of environmental conservation, education, training, luxury, community development and innovative building techniques.

Rooms

Finca Rosa Blanca offers thirteen unique, artsy chambers; some of them are located in the main building and others stand-alone among the tropical gardens. Inside each room there are curved walls, tropical rainforest paintings and fascinating ornaments from around the world. The stand-alone villas feature a private veranda overlooking the lovely Central Valley, or a secluded patio bursting with tropical plants and flowers.Suites feature: • Jacuzzi baths • Private verandas • Old-world bathrooms • Safety deposit box • Fan • Minibar • Bathrobes The host invites: • Daily breakfast • Library • Wireless Internet • Complimentary toiletries • Organic coffee from the hotel's tree-shaded plantation

Suites feature:

Internet access, telephone, library, laundry service, dining room, ionised swimming pool with Jacuzzi and 10 acres of private property.

Signature Cuisine

Food is taken seriously at Finca Rosa Blanca! El Tigre Vestido Restaurant offers a fusion of local and international cuisine; a feast of sophisticated flavors and fresh organic ingredients grown at the property's greenhouse. Inside the dining room, handsomely dressed tables lit by candles, vast decks with views of the Central Valley and cozy fireplaces complete the fascinating culinary experience. From a hearty tomato and mango salad to a delicately smoked fish on a bed of fresh greens and sweet potatoes, every option on the menu promises to delight.

Off Site Activities

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Tour  Coffee-lovers are able to stroll the lanes of Finca Rosa Blanca's organic sustainable coffee plantation and learn about the entire process of organic cultivation and harvest. They will learn how coffee beans are peeled, dried and roasted. Afterwards, they will participate in a "coffee cupping" (tasting session) with well-skilled baristas.Finally they will enjoy a wonderful cappuccino with fabulous homemade pastries..Bird Watching Tour  A resident naturalist will guide guests through the grounds of Rosa Blanca and the surrounding coffee farms. The tour starts at dawn, the best time for observing rare bird species. Guests will spot an extraordinary variety of exotic birds, discovering wild parakeets, mot mots, and bonking-bell birds.