A destination you must add to your holiday wish-list, Costa Rica makes you want to brush up on your Spanish, dig out your hiking boots and grab your camera! As a Central America country boasting pristine rainforest, diverse wildlife and coastlines on both the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, Costa Rica is a beautiful and paradisiacal wilderness just waiting to be explored.
This remarkable, ecologically unspoiled, land is home to 25 national parks (covering 10% of the country), volcanoes, wetlands, forests and incredible wildlife such as Spider Monkeys, Quetzal birds and signature sloths. Beyond its colourful capital, San Jose, and stunning beaches, the protected jungle hosts incredible biodiversity — rare creatures large and small. Other natural attractions include Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve, with its hiking trails, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. Adventure-lovers and active families will be thrilled by stays at unique eco lodges, and enjoy activities such as nature walks, rafting and repelling — not to mention the opportunity to attend a surf school, practice yoga or visit a coffee plantation! Whereas some travellers will relish the exceptional wildlife encounters, Costa Rica is a captivating country and perfectly suited for active families or honeymooners seeking an exceptional holiday haven. Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast, Costa Rica is ideal for combining with its neighbours for a longer journey. Indulge in a stunning natural playground and zip-line your way through the leafy canopies.
A luxurious boutique Inn, stay within The Finca Rosa Blanca Resort in the Central Valley mountain highlands. Just 25-minutes away from the airport, this coffee farm plantation boats incredible art, Latin Fusion cuisine, tropical gardens and unique experiences — both at the property and beyond. One of the main attractions of this property is the chance to tour its coffee farm. The perfect elevation for growing coffee beans, guests can enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the farm, processing plant and the roasting house, learning how the organic coffee is grown, tendered, harvested, processed and roasted — along with a history of the coffee cherries. Become a discerning taster with a ‘catacion’ or cupping session and go out with a local to pick some ripe red coffee fruit. With 30 acres of hard bean coffee which is certified organic by the BCS OKO Garantie, this is the ideal place to experience the art of making coffee; and to enjoy a Coffee Connoisseurs Lunch with traces of coffee in each course. Along with tasting traditional Costa Rica dishes at El Tigre, guests can be pampered at the El Targua Spa — enjoying an organic coffee body scrub — join yoga or tai chi classes, or simply relax beside the pool or within the Jacuzzi.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort
A creation of three generations of the Jampol family, Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort is truly a project of passion. With the owner’s collection of art displayed throughout the hotel, each suite is wonderfully unique, featuring murals and local crafts, while interior gardens, fountains and waterfalls across the buildings create a truly magical setting. As its name suggests, one of the highlights of the property is its thirty-acre coffee plantation, where guests can take a guided tour to see how the aromatic beverages served at breakfast every morning are produced. Perfect for food fans, fresh ingredients are grown on the farm to make divine dishes at the restaurant, while bird watchers will be in paradise with the array of feathered friends that flit around the hotel. With an extensive array of guided tours and excursions on offer, you can be immersed in culture, adventure or natural beauty from this delightful boutique property, which is part of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.
- Type:Boutique Hotel
- Summary:Family-owned coffee plantation with uniquely-style suites
- Feature:Enjoy complimentary freshly-brewed organic coffee every day
- Rooms:14 suites and 4 villas
- Location:Costa Rica
- Nearest airport:Juan Santamaria International Airport