Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel

Set on a 3,000-acre dairy farm surrounded by pristine tropical cloud forest, Villa Blanca combines friendly Costa Rica country-style hospitality with a conservation ethic to protect the surrounding Los Angeles Biological Reserve. The well-appointed casitas, each with their own cozy fireplace, are surrounded by lush botanical gardens. Villa Blanca is like staying in a quaint Costa Rican colonial village, including the Mariana Chapel, a 14th century Roman wedding chapel with hand-painted tiles built by former President Rodrigo Carazo to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Doña Estrella. Guests enjoy the fresh country cuisine, spa menu, and all the fun nature activities nearby including horseback riding, zip-lines and many hiking trails.