Plan a great family vacation in a certified sustainable boutique hotel with its own organic coffee plantation.
It is a great place to unwind and to enjoy. One of the best places we have ever stayed.
Forest Hills, NY
Sep 30, 2010
A Great Family Vacation: A Unique, Relaxing and Enjoyable Time for your Family
A family vacation is a great way to spend more time with each other while experiencing the wonders of Costa Rica. It is a wonderful way to remember what fun you have when relaxed and experiencing real quality time together. Finca Rosa Blanca is managed by the Jampol Family and we understand that a unique family retreat should be an experience different from any other vacation you have enjoyed in the past. We offer all the spirit, real fun, adventure, luxury and comfort that families want most, elevating the experience to world-class standards at one of Costa Rica’s most highly acclaimed sustainable luxury hotels.
Indulge in our amazing full breakfast offered daily on the terrace of the Tigre Vestido Restaurant overlooking the volcanoes and the valley below. The Tigre Vestido Restaurant offers special children’s menus for lunch and dinner and we will accommodate your tired children with an earlier dinner hour. We will happily provide personalized baby-sitting service with prior notice.
Poás & Braulio Carrillo are two of Costa Rica’s most famous National Parks and a great destination for those families looking to experience the cloud forest and volcanoes. Tropical river floating tours, canopy tours and zip lines, butterfly and bird-watching tours, and fun hikes to volcanic crater lakes are just a few of the many outdoor activities offered in close proximity to Finca Rosa Blanca.
You can find out much more about the exciting activities we offer by clicking here.
Finca Rosa Blanca also offers you an exceptional opportunity to take part in our vision for a more sustainable future, supporting local communities and the pristine, natural environment of Costa Rica, in luxurious, relaxing and truly memorable settings. We can plan individual visits to the local schools where you can share a day with the children of Barrio Jesus; help plant a native tree in our organic coffee farm and eat lunch with the kids at our local “Children’s Food Bank”. Finca Rosa Blanca was the first hotel in Costa Rica to achieve the 5 “green leaf” sustainability ranking in our famous certification program (CST) and is the only hotel that has earned a perfect 100% ranking. Please read more about our sustainable efforts by clicking here.. Join us and walk with a bilingual guide through the farm and hotel discovering the myriad of ways we are working with the environment and the community. We hope you will take away our methods and ideas to your own community and home, joining our efforts to change the future of our planet.
After a brief history of Rosa Blanca and our journey toward total sustainability, we will visit the “back of the house” to learn about our “good practices”; including our use of biodegradable products in the hotel and laundry, solar drying area, solar panels for heating water, and the copper silver ionization system for the pool. We will walk the trails identifying native trees and plants, their uses and tastes, the organic garden, coffee and orchards, the recycling center, compost center and red-worm farm.
Walk with our naturalist guide through the grounds of Rosa Blanca and the surrounding coffee farms in the early morning, experiencing the wealth of bird life in our own backyard. The coffee plant evolved in Africa under the canopy of trees and grows best in the shade. A traditional coffee farm can provide habitat to exuberantly varied birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects, trees and flowering plants. The amazing thing about coffee farming is that it can be done in harmony with tropical forest conservation - and for many centuries, it was. Many of our familiar warblers, tanagers, orioles and thrushes benefit from habitat provided by shade-grown coffee plantations, as do rainforest icons including parrots, toucans, motmots, and hummingbirds. These farms also provide habitat for a multitude of organisms, from mammals and amphibians to plants, fungi, and invertebrates. For more information on the birds of the coffee growing areas of Costa Rica click here.
Finca Rosa Blanca is perfectly located in the Central Valley and a myriad of day trips can be taken with our renowned and certified guides. Enjoy viewing the wild rare and tropical birds in the Carara Reserve, like the great Scarlet Macaw or take a trip to Poás Volcano, the second largest crater in the world. Hike in the cloud forest of Braulio Carillo National Park, which is still undiscovered by most tourists and hike to the lake at the base of the Barva Volcano, where there are tapirs, cats, monkeys and highland birds. A guided floating tour on the Sarapiqui River, declared a National Historical Monument, where you will have the opportunity to spot many kinds of reptiles, crocodiles, caimans, iguanas, howler, spider, and squirrel monkeys and countless exotic birds such as toucans and green macaws in their natural habitat. Take the family on a zip line through the canopy where your adrenaline will flow and then return to Finca Rosa Blanca, exhilarated and ready to relax amongst our gardens or in the Hot Tub. Enjoy the beautiful sunset with your family while breathing in the rich oxygenated breezes and enjoying the views across the valley to the mountains beyond.
A family trip through our coffee fields is informative, interesting and really fun. Partake of the astonishing knowledge of one of Costa Rica’s most knowledgeable coffee experts. You can even participate in the coffee harvest, Oct.-Jan. You will visit our “Casa De Café” where we roast and pack our green beans, which you can enjoy throughout your visit at Finca Rosa Blanca. For those aficionados of the golden bean, you will learn how to differentiate coffee through a cupping, where you will sample and compare coffees and learn how to distinguish between the various smells and tastes of premium coffee. Kids love the experience and will enjoy the hike and the chance to learn why their parents are so taken with the famous infusion.
Wake in the morning to the sounds of tropical birds and the smells of our shade grown organic freshly roasted coffee, freshly squeezed juices and homemade pastries. Explore the mountains, hike with the Inn’s on-site naturalist through coffee farms in search of the exotic Morpho butterfly or watch the 100 species of tropical and migrant birds (click here to visit Birds of Finca Rosa Blanca and enjoy our crystal clear solar-heated chemical-free waters of the spectacular swimming pool, framed by tropical flowers and trees with views to the valley below and mountains beyond.
There is so much to do that your time at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn will pass too quickly. We will send you on your way with the memory of the incredible experiences and the wonderful Costa Rican staff who have become your friends, waiting for your return.
We hope to see you here soon!
Glenn and Teri Jampol
August 24, 2010