Finca Rosa Blanca: The Experience

Located in Greater San José, Costa Rica

Farming shade-grown coffee benefits bean quality and encourages biodiversity in the surrounding environment.

Survey the jungle canopy from above on a thrilling zip-lining excursion.

Meander past stacks of tropical fruits and spices at the local market.

Zip through the trees on an excursion that will have you swinging over rivers and waterfalls on lines that reach up to 600 feet.

Join the lodge’s bird expert for a walk through the grounds, where some 130 species have been seen, including motmots, tanagers, parakeets, and many others.

Some of the country’s top white-water destinations can be reached on a day trip from Finca Rosa Blanca, including the Pacuare, the Sarapiqui and the Tárcoles Rivers.

Try your hand at creating some Costa Rican dishes—with a gourmet twist—during a cooking class with the lodge’s chef de cuisine.

The lodge’s chef uses ingredients from the greenhouse, garden, and coffee plantation to craft local dishes fused with an international flair.

Choose a table on the open-air deck and enjoy the acclaimed creations of a Cordon Bleu-trained Costa Rican chef.

Trace the life of a coffee bean from harvest to mug.

If your visit coincides with the coffee harvest, you’re invited to join in the berry-picking process.

Spot resident wildlife on a nature walk across the property grounds.

Some of the best-kept secrets of Costa Rica are located within a short distance of its capital city. While many think of San José as a necessary stopover on the way to the coast or deeper into the jungle, the central highlands that surround the city—where Finca Rosa Blanca is located—are home to cloud forest-covered volcanoes, rushing rivers, and colonial towns that capture the culture of Costa Rica. The lodge is well-located to explore it all, from artist workshops and hiking trails to its own sustainable coffee farm.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Coffee Plantation and Farm Tours
  • Cooking Classes
  • Hiking
  • Bird-watching
  • White-water Rafting
  • Zip-lining
  • Nature Tours
  • Sustainability Tours
  • Latin Dance Classes

Food and Drink

The lodge’s restaurant, El Tigre Vestido and Bar Búho, is a destination unto itself, where excellent cuisine is complemented by sweeping views of the valley below. Choose a table on the open-air deck or within the cozy dining room, and enjoy the acclaimed creations of Le Cordon Bleu-trained Costa Rican chef Rubén Villegas. He uses ingredients sourced from the on-site greenhouse, garden, and coffee plantation, as well as area farmers, to craft local dishes fused with international flair. Guests can also opt to take part in the popular Chef’s Table, a seven-course meal with wine pairings that features locally inspired dishes concocted on the spot at the open kitchen counter.

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