Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel

A charming mountain hotel amidst enchanting cloudforest.


San Ramón, Alajuela.

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Accommodation Level

ModestA good option for the budget savvy traveller.

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Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel

Built by former Costa Rican President Rodrigo Carazo Odio and First Lady Estrella Zeledon de Carazo, Villa Blanca is a charming and unique mountain hotel located adjacent to a working dairy farm. The Hacienda, with the Arenal volcano in the distance, houses the reception, lobby bar, private movie theatre, conference rooms and country-style restaurant. The well-appointed casitas are replicas of traditional adobe farmhouses complete with whitewashed walls, tile floors, cane ceilings and adobe wood burning fireplaces. All are simply and tastefully decorated with wooden furniture and light and bright soft furnishings. Each has either a garden porch or private terrace. Resident guides lead nature walks through the adjacent 2,000-acre Los Angeles Cloud Forest Private Biological Reserve, which is excellent for bird watching as well as a variety of other nature tours.

Why go to Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel?

This is the perfect place for an exceptional Costa Rica experience in the peaceful and magical cloudforest. The genuine hospitality at Villa Blanca echoes the beautiful and natural surroundings. The Los Angeles Cloudforest Reserve is less visited than Monteverde and Santa Elena, so this is the perfect place for those wanting a more exclusive, peaceful experience away from any crowds, and Villa Blanca is the only 5 leaf certified hotel in Costa Rica that is located within a private cloudforest reserve.

Wildlife around Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel

With more than 250 bird species in the hotel surrounds, this is a special place for bird lovers. From the moment you arrive at this 75 acre mountain sanctuary, you’ll be immersed in the magic of nature that is the cloudforest. This eco-system is home to countless varieties of insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, but it is the beautiful and colourful birds that attract most people to the cloudforests.

Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel Highlights

  • Located in a protected cloudforest reserve
  • On-site biological research station
  • Just 1 hour from San José international airport
  • Excellent destination for honeymoons
  • Perfect for yoga retreats
  • Exceptional service from friendly staff

Alta Las Palomas location

Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel


  • 35 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Breakfast is included in your stay. On arrival you will be welcomed with a refreshing cocktail. Access to the self-guided trails, a visit to the research station, movie theatre and games room are all free of charge.
  • Children under 6 stay free. Children 6 and over pay US$ 25 plus tax per night when sharing a room with their parents.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Movie theatre
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Gift shop
  • Wedding chapel
  • WiFi


  • Hiking trails
  • Visit to the dairy farm – learn to milk a cow
  • Tour the biological research station
  • Guided nature and night walks in the reserve
  • White-water rafting
  • Suspended walkways in the cloudforest
  • Canopy tour
  • Poás & Arenal volcanos
  • Guided tour of Carara National Park
  • Bird watching tours
  • Coffee plantation tour

Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel Rooms

There are 35 simple and homely casitas at Villa Blanca.  Their décor is simple but enchanting and in keeping with the feeling of a quaint Costa Rican village of yester-year.

SUPERIOR CASITAS: These private casitas each have a unique open beam ceiling, a custom queen-size or twin beds, fireplace, stocked mini-bar with coffee maker and a garden porch or terrace. The casitas are nestled within beautiful botanical gardens surrounded by an 840 hectare (2000 acre) private cloud forest reserve. Max 2 pax

DELUXE CASITAS: The larger, deluxe casitas have the quaint  open beam ceilings, a comfortable, custom made, queen size bed, a whirlpool bathtub and separate shower enclosure, stocked mini-bar and coffee maker, living room with sofa and fireplace, plus private garden terrace. The casitas are nestled within botanical gardens. Max 4 pax

HONEYMOON SUITE: There are 5 honeymoon casitas.  Each with unique open beam ceilings, a custom queen size bed, stocked mini-bar and coffee maker, living room with fireplace, sofa, whirlpool bathtub and separate shower enclosure, plus a private garden terrace nestled within botanical gardens and surrounded by an 840 hectare (2000 acre) private cloud forest reserve.

Superior Casitas

Deluxe Casitas

Honeymoon Suite

Rana the frog likes this because…

“This hotel is part of Greentique Hotels, a frontrunner in eco-tourism and conservation. They have strict policies governing recycling and waste management, water conservation, growing or obtaining food locally. They minimise the impact on the environment and where possible leave no footprint. Community support is given to local schools in the form of supplies and scholarships.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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