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Finca Rosa Blanca

This pioneering sustainable property is a world away from bustling San Jose and is just 30 minutes from the airport. Nestled up in the hills of Heredia with beautiful views, the fertile volcanic soil here allows for abundant coffee crops which thrive in the tree-shaded 30 acre plantation. Amongst tropical trees and bushes are collection of small buildings with white washed walls and terracotta roofs, and within each house Finca Rosa Blanca’s eclectic range of 14 spacious, artistic, colourful rooms.

Chayote Lodge

Located 5,000ft above sea level, and surrounded by coffee fields and with amazing views to four volcanoes, the entire Central Valley and part of the Gulf of Nicoya, Chayote Lodge is strategically located to discover a Costa Rica off the beaten track. Its 12 suites are designed after coffee receiving stations with a unique decoration to provide a sense of local exploration.

Bosque de Paz

Bosque de Paz Lodge is located close to the town Zarcero. This lovely hotel has just 12 rooms surrounded by forest and hummingbird & butterfly gardens. The rooms are full of character with exclusive ironworks and Costa Rican pottery. Wide balconies offer beautiful views over the forest. The lodge is fantastic place to be amongst nature with outstanding birdwatching.


A lovely property located close to the town of Alajuela, Xandari Resort and Spa has 24 individually designed villas, each with private terrace and decorated with individual works of art. The hotel has two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, a complete spa and an extensive library. There are also 3km of private scenic trails and five waterfalls nearby, making this an idyllic spot for honeymooners