Costa Rica’s bustling capital of San Jose blends culture from around the country in its captivating neoclassical architecture at the historic city center. Retail stores and lavish hotels line Avenida Central near the Gold, Jade, and National Museums. The National Theater borders the Plaza de la Cultura, embodying the prestige of the late 19th century with neoclassical columns accompanied by statues of Beethoven and the 17th-century Spanish dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Ornate art deco and Victorian mansions decorate the prestigious neighborhood of Barrio Amón.
Ivy drapes over the facades as locals stroll down the streets alongside the elaborate estates of former plantation owners. Your flight lands at Juan Santamaría International Airport. Your private transfer greets you upon your arrival and escorts you to the city of Heredia, located less than eight miles north of San Jose. The twisting roads take you along charming towns adorned with coffee plantations and verdant vegetation. Mango trees shade the walkways of Central Park surrounded by the charming facades of 18th-century colonial buildings.
You arrive at the luxurious eco-friendly lodge of the Finca Rosa Blanca. Forbes Magazine rated the resort as the most interesting hotel in Costa Rica in 2016. You find traces of citrus in the air, from lemon to orange, grapefruit to guava, each growing on the landscaped trees, further adding to the luster of the garden. The inn is nestled into 10 acres of the enchanting tropical flora of Costa Rica, built with sustainable tourism and environmental awareness in mind. You can hear the 12-foot waterfall trickling beside the breathtaking infinity pool. Your private suite overlooks the lush ridges of the Central Valley, highlighting the surrounding rural beauty and the splendors of the Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn.