“An elegant country house with just 13 luxurious and unique rooms, set in beautiful wooded hills above San José”
Each of the 2 Master Suites and 11 Junior Suites is completely unique. The main house contains 7 of these in a Gaudí-esque construction: all white walls and arched windows. Rooms lead off a stunning central galleried atrium filled with plants, paintings and intriguing ornaments collected from around the world. There are Junior Suites with quaint bathrooms looking directly onto the view, and the 2 Master Suites. One of these, Ranchito, has an interior landscape of hills and coffee plantations; the other, the stunning Rosa Blanca, is set over 2 floors with a bathroom overrun by a painted forest, and a breathtakingly romantic bedroom with 360-degree views from its wraparound tower windows. The Jacuzzi is fed by a little stream and the whole suite is utterly romantic. The 4 remaining Junior Suites are shared between 2 villas, which may be hired as whole entities. Every inch of these spaces has been carefully considered and they're filled with little touches to delight the eye. The result is enchanting. Luxurious details include the softest bamboo sheets, fresh flowers and delicious organic toiletries, along with well-stocked minibars, ceiling fans, hairdryers and bathrobes. There are phones and WiFi but no TVs in the suites - however there’s a television on the landing in a cosy little library for guests to use, along with a fine collection of art books.
Food is taken seriously here - owner Teri Jampol was once a chef and works with her Costa Rican staff to make delicious fusions of local and international cuisine from locally sourced organic ingredients - some grown in the Finca’s kitchen garden. Breakfast starts with a choice of fresh juices and a plate of fresh fruit, followed by a cooked breakfast - either international or Costa Rican in style - all enjoyed out on the terrace, with its uplifting views of the landscape. The coffee is particularly good, grown organically on Rosa Blanca’s plantation. Lunch can be prepared for you to take on your excursions, or eaten on the terrace. The style is distinctly Costa Rican, and our salads and papusas (corn tortillas stuffed with beans) were very good. Dinner is a real occasion, eaten in the elegant surroundings of the Tigre Vestido restaurant, with charming and attentive staff who really look after you. Sophisticated flavours are reflected in the stylish design of the restaurant, with its polished wood floors, lofty rafters and elegant seating (dark high-backed chairs and comfortable couches) arranged around a traditional tiled fireplace. Tables are beautifully dressed and lit by candles - it's a romantic place for couples and a relaxing environment for friends. Start or finish with a cocktail or a glass of fine wine in the bar - Rosa Blanca’s list of Latin American wines is well-chosen. The food is among the country’s finest: choose from 2 salads, 2 starters and 2 main courses. Delicious concoctions of Pacific fish and organic vegetables introduce new ingredients and complex sauces. We had delicate smoked fish on a bed of fresh greens and sweet potatoes, tiger prawns in lemon couscous, exquisite salads with fresh herbs, and local fish or organic meat in the most subtle sauces with surprising ingredients. A perfect last dinner before you leave Costa Rica.
Children are welcome at Finca Rosa Blanca, though the hushed atmosphere might suit older kids better. The villas each house 2 Junior Suites and can be hired as whole entities, and the 2 Master Suites have additional beds. Children would enjoy splashing about in the pool, going horse-riding and taking trips to the local volcanoes and waterfalls.
Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting is available by arrangement.
Baby cots are available on request.
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking