Fodor's Expert Review Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm & Inn

Heredia, Heredia, 40401, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

Set amid fields of green coffee, this exclusive, hilltop B&B hideaway has a much-deserved reputation as one of the country's sumptuous splurges. The Gaudí-esque main building has a soaring two-story atrium and white-stucco arches, set among tropical flowers and shaded by massive fig trees. Rooms are filled with interesting artistic flourishes, as well as such luxuries as Jacuzzi bathtubs and 100% bamboo sheets. The spacious two-story suite, popular with honeymooners, is out of a fairy tale: a spiral staircase with a carved-serpent handrail leads up to a romantic, window-lined tower bedroom. The sumptuous, secluded Cielo suite has its own entrance through the gardens. The owners work hard to make the hotel as eco-friendly as possible. Prix-fixe gourmet dinners are available at the chic restaurant El Tigre Vestido, but lunch on the terrace—with its spectacular view of San José down in the valley and the Escazú mountains beyond—is a better value. After a day of touring, guests can unwind in a full-service spa. Finca Rosa Blanca offers occasional Web-only promotions.

PROS

  • eco-consciousness
  • indulgence with style
  • service par excellence

CONS

  • some units short on closet and drawer space
  • expensive restaurant
  • hard to find if you are driving your own car

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
GreenViews
Intimate
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 305-395–3042-in North America | 2269–9392

HOTEL DETAILS

14 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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