Located towards the north/west side of the Central Valley you can find the tiny city pf San Ramon, second largest district of the province of Alajuela, just an hour away from San Jose and is easily accessible by road from Alajuela city. Set amidst a dramatic landscape of mountains, San Ramon is a close-knit place with strong community ties and has a slow relaxed pace of life.
Located just 35 miles from the International Airport lies the beautiful Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve. In an amazing property of 800 acres, this hotel preserves one of the very few cloud forests left in the World.
The hotel was owned and found by ex-Costa Rican president Rodrigo Carazo and his wife Dona Estrella who concentrated on giving personalized and amiable hospitality blended with a strong regard for the encircling forests.
Their casitas are large adobe style cottages with terracotta rooftops scattered throughout grown gardens. The casitas are cozy and have a fireplace and veranda or terrace. The hotel also has a great spa, and many activities can be arranged from the hotel.
It is a great place for nature lovers, photographers, and birdwatchers who would like to see the cloud forest without the crowds.