- Charming boutique property
- Secluded with stunning views
- Infinity pool, extensive grounds
- 20 mins to San Jose airport
Finca Rosa Blanca is an upmarket boutique lodge in a wonderful hillside location above San Jose, in the Central Valley area of Costa Rica. This family-run, eco-friendly property is surrounded by rainforest and national park, and commands sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from its elevated setting. Featuring striking architecture and original artworks and murals, this elegant and characterful retreat offers 14 individually decorated suites, a restaurant and a beautiful infinity pool, all nestled within nine acres of verdant tropical estate which also incorporates an organic coffee plantation. It’s a peaceful location, yet only 20 minutes from San Jose’s international airport.
Communal areas include an open-air bar and restaurant with candlelit tables and spectacular views over the Central Valley. Focussing on international dishes and local specialties, the menu is based on organic ingredients grown on the estate. There’s a library stocked with books and DVDs, and a small spa offering beauty treatments and massages. A delightful spring-fed infinity pool surrounded by loungers has lovely panoramic views of rainforest and distant volcanos. The owners are committed to sustainable tourism and the hotel promotes an eco-friendly ethos including use of solar power and extensive recycling. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Activities include tours of the coffee plantation, birdwatching and trekking in the surrounding unspoilt highlands. Nearby excursions include visits to Barva Volcano which is located on a ridge above the estate and offers incredible views as well as some strenuous hiking trails.
The accommodation comprises 14 individually designed and decorated spacious suites located either in the main building or within the grounds. Junior suites sleep up to three guests in one bedroom with a sofa bed in the living room, and a two-bed suite can accommodate four. Spacious ‘master’ suites sleep up to five, whilst for larger groups it’s possible to interconnect two suites to make a private ‘villa’ in order to accommodate six guests. All suites have a king size bed, a lounge area and a traditional bathroom with shower, and most come with a Jacuzzi bathtub. All units have telephones, hot drink facilities (including coffee grown on the estate), a minibar, and ceiling fans but no air conditioning; outside, there’s a tranquil and leafy private patio or veranda with spectacular rural views.
Children are extremely welcome at the Finca and although there are no specific facilities for little ones, the extensive grounds and lovely pool will appeal to guests of all ages. Two interconnecting suites can be privately booked as a one unit ‘villa’ which sleeps up to six, meaning plenty of space for larger families.
- 3 Acres of Gardens
- Friendly Service
- Swimming Pool
- 10km from Airport
- Upmarket hillside retreat
- Near San Jose Airport
- Stunning views, secluded location
- 3 pools, spa, restaurant
- 11 Bedroom Lodge
- Walking Trails
- Near Poas Volcano NP
- 45m from San Jose Airport
- Historic hotel
- Near airport and attractions
- 35 bespoke colonial-style rooms
- Rooftop garden with twin jacuzzis
- Comfortable modern hotel
- Gym and Outdoor Pool
- Central location
- 125 room Radisson Hotel
Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again
Godfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023