Hotel Florblanca

4 kms North of Franks Place 160, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Hotel Description

Once simply a magnet for student backpackers, the tropical Eden of Costa Rica has lately begun to attract a slightly more upmarket crowd. Adding to the number of budget lodges and modest surf shacks, a new wave of luxury hotels is opening, as are some intimate upscale hotels — places like Florblanca Resort.

Florblanca lies along the beach just north of Santa Teresa, on the remote Nicoya Peninsula, one of the world’s top surf destinations and one of the most desirable in Costa Rica, period. It’s perhaps not entirely convenient to reach — airport transfers via chartered Bentleys are still years away — but if it were, it wouldn’t have remained such a charming, mellow little surf town.

This isn’t a chartered-Bentleys kind of place anyway. These eleven villas are expansive, comfortable, handsomely decorated, but stop short of any sort of ostentatiousness. Luxury here means swaying in the two-person hammock in your villa’s open-air living area, surrounded by jungle flora, not being dazzled by marble and gilt. All the villas feature outdoor bathrooms, in a sort of garden courtyard, with deep soaking tubs, biodegradable bath products and reminders to use the running water sparingly.

For something still closer to the old-fashioned back-to-basics surf vacation, there’s also the newly built surf house. With a bathroom that’s shared between its three bedrooms, the emphasis is less on private, in-room indulgence, more on the beach just outside the door. And if the term “shared bathroom” is a deal-breaker for most of Florblanca’s guests, the surf house still makes a fine place to accommodate any kids or traveling companions from whom you could use some occasional distance, especially if you’re footing the bill.

There are no televisions in the villas, though hopeless cases can find one in the lounge — most guests, though, will prefer a soak in the tranquil, boulder-strewn pool or a walk down to the beach. Even if “uncrowded line-ups” and “excellent breaks” mean nothing to the non-surfers, we can all appreciate a gorgeous, unspoiled beach with water that stays warm year-round. Given the local enthusiasm for surfing, and with the resort providing free loaner surfboards, it’s easy to try your luck on the waves at least once. Should that luck be less than forthcoming, there’s always the spa as consolation. Suspended over waterfall-fed pools and surrounded by the jungle, it’s a beauty.

Please note: Florblanca only accepts children over the age of 6.

How to get there:

Florblanca is located an hour’s drive from Tambor Airport, which is serviced by Nature Air. Transfers between the airport and the resort can be arranged for up to 4 guests at a cost of $60 per trip. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com to arrange airport transfers.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 11 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Extra beds are not available at Hotel Florblanca.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Extra beds are not available at Hotel Florblanca.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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