- 10 luxurious beachside villas
- Great surfing & snorkelling
- Kayaking, diving, cycling, horse-riding
- Pool, spa, air-conditioned fitness centre
Flor Blanca is a luxurious, recently-upgraded resort in Santa Teresa, a charming and somewhat sleepy coastal town on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula. This contemporary, eco-friendly property is set against the backdrop of some fabulous tropical jungle scenery and enjoys wonderful Pacific Ocean views. The top-notch facilities include an inviting pool, a spa and an air-conditioned fitness centre with personal trainers on hand. The hotel overlooks Santa Teresa beach which is a well-known water sports’ destination, but aside from enjoying the many activities the beach has to offer, there is also plenty to do in the wider area from horseback riding to ziplining and farm visits.
All of the resort's villas have been recently renovated. Seven villas have only one bedroom, while three of them house two rooms each. All villas have an open-air sitting area complete with hammock, along with a private bathroom and a picturesque garden setting with stone-carved furnishings. All bedrooms are air conditioned and closed off for privacy. Villa 11 is for Honeymooners and the Surf House, as its name suggests, is aimed at keen surfers - it’s a three-bedroom villa with each of the rooms offering direct beach access and ocean views.
The resort’s restaurant, Nectar, is a relaxed dining venue that serves a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Latin-inspired fusion cuisine. While there is both indoor and outdoor seating, guests are also free to dine by the pool, at the bar or on the beach. There’s a full-service Spa Bambu with plenty of treatments to help unwind and recharge. The resort also has its own well-equipped fitness centre and a TV room with a DVD library (note there are no televisions in guest rooms). Many who stay here enjoy making the most of the beach, whether it’s going for leisurely sunset walks or tackling the surf. Surfboards, snorkels, masks and boogie boards are available for all guests to hire free of charge.
Further afield, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy. Some of the many options include informative guided horseback riding sessions, a trip to a nearby farm with the chance to get hands-on with various farming activities, mountain biking sessions that take in the full range of the peninsula’s diverse landscapes, and thrilling zip lining experiences through the rainforest canopy.
The resort welcomes children aged six and above. Note that a maximum of 5 people can stay in a two-bedroom villa, with an additional fee for the fifth person. Due to the property’s rural, waterside location, parents are reminded to ensure that their children remain under adult supervision at all times.
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