Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort
Coffee Region, San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica
At a Glance
Sustainable hotel set on an organic coffee plantation
Surrounded by peaceful tropical gardens and has its own infinity pool
Individually decorated guest rooms in the Gaudi-esque main house - each room is a work of art
Only a short drive from San Jose but feels a millions miles away, a great base for relaxing after an international flight
There is a good restaurant with indoor and outdoor sitting areas
Just a 30 minute drive from the airport
Located on a Coffee farm
Affordable and authentic with a typical Costa Rican experience
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Heredia is fascinating all year round and the climate here is more consistent throughout the year. November to April are the best months for sunshine. The ‘Green’ season, from May to October, is a good time to visit: it’s sunny in the mornings with rain in the afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October.
To start planning your vacation to Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort is an arty boutique country inn located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica near San Jose, with stunning views of nearby volcanoes, cloud forests and coffee plantations. Each guest room is individual in style.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort has an extraordinary setting 4,000 feet above sea level nestled amidst tropical fauna, rolling countryside, orchards and its own coffee plantation. Being just 25 minutes from San Jose international airport it is the ideal introduction to Costa Rica and to unwind at the beginning or end of a vacation.
Originally designed as a private home, the Gaudi-style main house has been transformed into a sustainable boutique hotel and offers 14 beautifully decorated Master and Junior suites, each individual and totally unique. Four of the junior suites are shared between two villas in the gardens, which can be a great option for families. The majority of the suites have private terraces and sweeping views of the valley and surrounding mountains and are whimsically decorated with original art work and murals.
Guests can relax by the chiminea in the main house, soothed by running water from the internal fountains. The Resort's restaurant El Tigre Vestido uses the freshest ingredients from the properties own fruit orchard and organic vegetable and herb greenhouse. The hotel also has a fabulous hillside infinity pool and jacuzzi with stunning views of the gardens below.
There is plenty to experience at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort from exploring its own organic coffee plantation with an expert guide, bird watching tours around the gardens, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, rafting, canopy tours, butterfly farms and Poas volcano visits.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort offers 14 individually decorated rooms – comprised of three extraordinary master suites, and 11 junior suites, four of which can join to form two spacious villas which are best for families. All rooms have Kings beds and include tiled bathtubs with jacuzzi jets, coffee ‘on the house’ and mini bars as well as private verandas overlooking the lovely Central Valley or secluded patios surrounded by tropical abundance. The Finca Rosa Blanca suite is a masterpiece, with two terraces, a central living room, unique wooden spiral staircase and a tower bedroom with incredible views.
Children are welcome at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities. Some of the suites have one or two day bed which can convert into extra bed and two sets of Junior suites can connect to form two-bedroom villas.
Facilities at the hotel include El Tigre Vestido restaurant and Bar Buho overlooking the valley below, lush tropical gardens, the organic coffee plantation and outdoor infinity pool and jacuzzi. Enjoy complimentary coffee and homemade cookies every afternoon.
Explore the surrounding coffee plantations, bird watching, hiking, volcano and national park visits, rafting, swimming and horse riding.
Jenny Weidemann (Staff)
I really enjoyed my short stay at this typical Costa Rican hotel that is so conveniently located close to the airport. Welcomed by Barbara I immediately felt like home in this quirky little place. I stayed in one of the 8 rooms in the main house which was called Piedra- all rooms are different and unique and are full of murals, art and local crafts. Have a good cup of coffee and enjoy the view of the valley right from your balcony. I love the commitment to sustainability and the eggs you eat for breakfast come from the chickens in the back yard. As you are in the central valley the nights here can get a bit chilly. After traveling in the hot and humid climate this was a nice change and I really enjoyed snuggling up in the super soft duvets (made out of Bamboo) before my early flight the next morning.
Sonia Bungaroo (Staff)
A really quirky, boutique hotel - ideally located for a quick and easy airport transfer - but packed full of character that most airport hotels don't have. Each room is completely unique, with interesting architectural features and beautiful hand painted murals that really project a story, and make you really feel like you are in Costa Rica. Great breakfast options - and one of the best places to have a traditional "tico breakfast" - rice and beans with plantain and eggs, served with coffee from their own plantation.
Dominic Atterton (Staff)
I enjoyed my night spent at Finca Rosa Blanca, the hotel has a huge amount of charm with each room completely unique whether its in the main house or one of the two separate villas. Lots of artwork and unique furniture with a tropical style. It feels like a mad Hawaiian vacation home created in the 1960s! The views are lovely looking out across San Jose and the mountains beyond and food and service were great, really a nice place to spend a night on arrival or before heading home.
Cheska Goodwin (Staff)
I thought this hotel was lovely - and so unique. The architecture is quirky and very different to anything else I've seen before. My room was gorgeous, and had a terrace overlooking the valley into San Jose. It was clear a lot of love had gone into the building and decoration of the hotel, which originated as a private home, it was full of murals depicting typical Costa Rican life. It's also set on a coffee plantation which you can get a guided tour of to learn more. Highly recommended.
Sarah Lee (Staff)
As far as capital cities go San Jose really doesnt have a huge amount to write home about however as soon as you venture out into the countryside outside it is a whole different story. The open views of the verdant coffee plantations from Finca Rosa Blanca and the attention to detail in the main house and suites really blew me away when I visited recently. I have to admit I wasnt sure about the Gaudi-esque style of architecture (outside of Barcelona!) before visiting the property however I have to say I was won over on seeing it in person. What I loved about the property is that it is totally unique and with heaps of character.
All roads lead from San José but instead of staying in the scrappy capital start your trip in the mountains to the north where this elegant little hotel commands wide, open views of verdant coffee plantations from its 13 suites and hilltop pool. The Gaudi-esque building is all swooping lines and curving windows and each room is a work of art with hand-painted murals and tiled Jacuzzis in delightfully quaint bathrooms.
The owners are leading the movement for sustainable tourism in Costa Rica: this is the model for combining luxury with impeccable green credentials - and the food is sublime.
Coffee Plantation Tour
Take a two hour guided stroll around the Finca's organic coffee plantation and learn the process from bean to cup. During harvest season (from October to January) you can lend a helping hand picking the beans.
Coffee Tour at Finca Rosa Blanca
Wake up and smell the coffee on a morning tour of Finca Rosa Blanca's coffee farm; the guides are knowledgeable and passionate to teach you all about the process from picking to the packet, whilst taking in beautiful mountain scenery.
Irazu Volcano Tour
Enjoy spectacular views of Irazu's volcanic crater lake and, on a clear day, both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Pass through a variety of vegetation as you ascend its slopes, exploring coffee plantations and fern forest before reaching the summit.
Rafting the Pacuare River
The Pacuare River offers some of the finest white water in Latin America, winding through rugged canyons deep inside one of Costa Rica's impressive rainforests. As no roads lead to Pacuare Lodge, rafting in and out is the perfect way to arrive in style!
Classic Costa Rica
Central Valley, Arenal and Papagayo
from $3400 pp 9 nights
- Escape the city and instead wake up to birdsong in the beautiful Central Valley
- Take a fascinating coffee tour around a working plantation
- Go on a volcano climb - Poas and Arenal are both accessible
Costa Rica in Style
Central Valley, Arenal, Golfo Dulce & Uvita
from $7600 pp 12 nights
- Spot howler monkeys, sloths and brilliantly colored birds in the jungles of the Golfo Dulce
- Visit a coffee plantation in Costa Rica’s lush Central Valley
- Stay in effortly chic lodges that make for a memorable trip
Romantic Costa Rica
Central Valley, Turrialba District, Arenal and Santa Teresa
from $7100 pp 12 nights
- Take a thrilling journey through primary rainforest to arrive at Pacuare Lodge by white water raft
- Learn to surf in Santa Teresa, one of Costa Rica's top surfing destinations
- Go zip-wiring through the jungle canopy spotting monkeys and tropical birds
Location & directions
Coffee Region, San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica
In the province of Heredia, 1.6 km from the town of Santa Barbara, a suburb of San Jose, in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica.
How to get there
12-hour international flight to San Jose Juan Santamaria International, followed by a 20-minute drive to Finca Rosa Blanca.