Amazing Cloud-Forest Costa Rica Hotel only $115 per night for 2 guests – save 40%!Costa-Rica / San-Ramon / Villa-Blanca-Cloud-Forest-Hotel-&-Nature-Reserve
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A taste of the forest and a taste of the jungle for one Costa Rica getaway!
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If you’ve ever wanted to experience the nature and beauty of Costa Rica – now’s your chance! We’re offering a “taste of the forest and a taste of the jungle” with two wonderful Costa Rica hotels which you can combine to make one unforgettable Costa Rica getaway!
Start out with a night or two at the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest & Nature Reserve, located a short distance from San Jose’s Airport. This lovely hotel – for only $115 per night for 2 guests – with its cloud-forest location and own private nature reserve, is a great introduction to what Costa Rica is all about. The hotel offers villa-style room accommodations and includes breakfast daily, free WiFi, entrances to the nature reserve and more. And as the Villa Blanca is located so close to the airport, consider spending a night at the end of your trip here as well! Travel is valid through December 15 – and you have 2 weeks to make your bookings – for the perfect start and perfect end to a Costa Rica adventure you’ll long remember!
Combine this getaway as a pre- or post-tour stay with the
4-Night Getaway to the
Si Como No Resort, Spa and Wildlife Refuge
located in the Pacific Coast town of Manuel Antonio for the complete Costa Rica Escape!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS TRIPALERTZ DEAL
Casita-style accommodations only minutes from Costa Rica’s airport only $115 per night for 2 guests!
- Accommodations in a Superior villa room (casita) for 2 guests
- Full Breakfast daily
- Entrance to the Wellness Center (Jacuzzi, Sauna and Yoga classes)
- Entrance to Villa Blanca’s Biological Reserve Research Station
- Entrance to the self-guided Walking Trail and Hummingbird Gallery
- THX Movie theater tickets
ABOUT THE VILLA BLANCA CLOUD FOREST HOTEL & NATURE RESERVE
Surrounded by the most spectacular cloud forest of Costa Rica and adorned with a friendly personality and a rich traditional village culture, the Villa Blanca Club Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve is an ideal choice for the start of a Costa Rica adventure. Located less than 20 miles from San Jose’s international airport, you’ll find a wonderful resort with 3000 acres of pasture with daily cattle and nature reserves, built and decorated in a style reminiscent of early 20th-century Costa Rica. A wonderful array of facilities and amenities includes casita-style accommodations – keeping with the “village-style” theme – which offer a host of modern conveniences. There’s a full service restaurant, cafe and a popular bar – a full breakfast is included daily. Take advantage of the full service spa, health club and sauna. High-speed internet access is complimentary in both your casita and in public areas. The Hacienda is the main building which houses the main restaurant, private movie theater, conference center and game room. Along with a beautifully designed interior garden, there are sofas and fireplaces for relaxation amid the beautifully designed area resplendent with photographs of the region’s early days. There’s access to a 24-hour business center; free parking is available on site; airport transportation can also be arranged.
You’ll be staying in a beautifully appointed 19th century Costa Rica casita. TripAlertz guests will be accommodated in Superior villas, nice and cozy casitas with all the amenities and comfort you need to enjoy the best stay near the Costa Rican Cloud Forest.
Superior Villa rooms feature:
- One queen or two twin beds with luxury linens
- Private terrace or porch will hillside and jungle views
- Bathroom with shower/tub combination with rainfall shower
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Wireless Internet access (complimentary)
- Direct-dial telephone
- In-room safe
FOOD & DRINK
Villa Blanca offers wonderful on-site dining choices. There’s a full-service restaurant along with a popular café and a charming lobby bar for you eating and drinking pleasure. Start your day with a made-to-order full breakfast – it’s included for all TripAlertz guests!
Food & beverage options:
- El Sendero Restaurant (Features a fusion of traditional regional dishes and popular classics from across the country, enhanced by innovative sauces, spices and combinations of fresh herbs and vegetables hand selected from the hotel’s gardens and greenhouses; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily)
- Café El Bosque (features a lunch with light menu choices and fresh brewed Costa Rican Coffee drinks that are a favorite of local visitors and vacationing guests alike)
- Aqui No Mas Lobby Bar (a charming and warm lobby bar serving great wines, cocktails and non-alcohol beverages)
ADDITIONAL HOTEL INFORMATION
- Check-in time: 2:00pm
- Check-out time: 12:00pm (noon)
- TV in lobby
- Pets not allowed
- Free guest parking
- Business services available (additional cost)
- Tour / ticket assistance available
- Airport transportation can be arranged (additional cost).
INCLUDED ENTRANCE FEES
Your Villa Blanca getaway includes admission to the following area sights!
Villa Blanca Biological Reserve Research Station
Located on the hotel grounds, this active field research laboratory is open to researchers, students, nature guides and hotel employees, as well as provides a very unique attraction for hotel guests from around the world – Villa Blanca is one of the few hotels where such a program exists! The work done at the Villa Blanca Research Station is part of an international database on biodiversity shared with scientists and researchers around the world. The variety and collection of species represent an inventory – in the surrounding Los Angeles Cloud Forest Biological Reserve – similar to Monteverde’s cloud forest, yet it is far more accessible for scientists, institutions and visitors from the nearby capital of San Jose as well as many other parts of the world.
Nature and Hiking Trails
A combination of well-maintained trails offer Villa Blanca guests the option of self-guided excursions as well as guided tours with nature guides who rank amongst the country’s most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in Costa Rican cloud forest flora and fauna. There is no Costa Rica adventure that equals the awe inspiring connection to the magic of nature you’ll experience when exploring the diversity and intensity of life in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve with its beautifully contoured trails which wind their way through this most unique and spectacular jungle ecosystem.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
There is a wealth of excursions you can take to get to know the “real” Costa Rica… if you want to.
Alajuela is Costa Rica’s second largest city and located just a few minutes from the Villa Blanca. And while it’s only a few minutes from San Jose International Airport and maybe a 30-minute cab ride from the hustle and bustle of San Jose itself, it truly is a world apart with its beautiful and picturesque countryside. Parque Central is lovely, filled with massive royal palm trees and with a beautiful fountain imported from Glasgow. The Alajuela Cathedral has a striking red metal dome and an ornate cupola above the altar. There are also a variety of unassuming restaurants if you’re craving to taste the local Costa Rica cuisine.
Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco
One of the lesser explored parks in Costa Rica, Juan Castro Blanco National Park (Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco), is located approximately 12 miles from the Villa Blanca, northwest of the Central Valley, with the Poas Volcano to the southeast and Braulio Carrillo National Park to the east. Juan Castro Blanco National Park provides an excellent opportunity to see incredible primary and rain forests, which make up 50% of the park. Stretching out over 35,000 acres, there is an extensive, yet rugged trail system that allows visitors to explore the vast array of flora and fauna. Birders commonly view the black turkey, peacock, falcon and even the quetzal. Mammals found here include monkeys, coyotes, armadillos, raccoons, goats and various felines. Many different reptiles and amphibians are found inside the park including species of frogs, lizards and snakes. Dense vegetation gives way to forests full of quizarra, oak, cypres and cedar. Orchids are also found throughout the park. Archeological discoveries have even shown that the park was the meeting ground for ancient cultures!
Poas Volcano National Park
There aren’t too many places in the world where you can almost touch the rim of an active volcano, but this is one of them! A visit to the Poas Volcano National Park gives you the chance. The park is filled with an amazing aquamarine lagoon blanked with ferns and ringed with hiking trails to panoramic lookouts and picnic areas. Bird watchers will rejoice as the Park is also home to many species including the famous quetzal, toucans and hummingbirds.
Zoo Ave is the best in Costa Rica, and boasts a collection of large cages holding tourcans, hawks and parrots, along with crocodiles, a boa constrictor, turtles, monkeys, wildcats and all sorts of other “residents”. Unique to this attraction is a breeding project for rare and endangered birds, all of which are targeted for eventual release back into the wild.
For a bird’s eye view of the jungle below, consider taking a tour through the (tree) canopy of the tropical rainforest. You’ll hang like a monkey, but that’s ok. You’ll hopefully be seeing a real one or two.. just remember to keep you eyes open as you glide along on this unforgettable adventure activity!
Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire
If you have the chance, make sure you take a tour to the Northern Volcano Zone. The “Parque Nacional Volcano Arenal” is named for its main attraction, the Arenal Volcano which, with its cloud-covered crater, is as dramatic from a far as it is up close and personal. You can take a guided hike through one of the most complex eco-systems on earth on extravagant trails brimming with hot springs and pristine lakes.
- A valid passport is required for travel to Costa Rica.
- Many major carriers from the US fly directly into San Jose International Airport (airport code: SJO).
- The hotel is located approximately 30 minutes from the airport.
- Prices are per night for 2 guests and include features as listed: Superior Villa Room: $115
- Maximum 2 adults; Children’s rates: 0-6 years: Free; 7+ years” $25 per child per night
- 13% tax is not included in room rate and is added on TripAlertz check-out screen
- Airfare / transportation to Costa Rica and to the hotel is not included
- Travel valid from now through December 15, 2012
- Availability is limited and blackout dates apply
- Reservations are non-transferable and non-refundable; cancellations and changes are not permitted
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