Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve San Ramon
Way off the beaten path but worth it! Wonderful casita with our own fireplace ready to go.
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Today our group of 18, plus 4 guides/drivers, met for the first time, leaving the hotel at 8 am. We drove for about 45 minutes just outside of the city where we assembled to meet our bikes. We then had a relatively short practice ride of 7 km through a typical CR countryside ... Very bumpy roads and some good "practice" hills. We were a bit …
... THIS is referred to as a third world country??
After our walk, we have a snack and go over to visit Ana. We drive to her house and when we get to her gate, toot the horn to let her know we are there and drive in. She comes out followed by four barking dogs of various breeds (or not). Ana is a volunteer that works to spay, neuter and save abandoned, and street dogs in this area. Three of these 4 are rescue dogs. She has a website: Oscar's Oasis that takes donations. ...
... and learn that there is another pulperia about 1 kilometer away. That's it. The road down to the house is rugged and I'm happy we aren't trying to navigate these gaping ruts in our rental car. The house is very nice, brand new gringo style, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and not quite completely finished.
The people looking at it have just retired, sold their house and all their stuff and are planning to rent for a while. I roll my eyes to myself when I hear the woman ask - "is ...
... the streets, going the wrong way on a one way street at one point, and then we circle on a perimeter street looking for the farmer's market. We do finally find it, and once you know where it is, Ana's directions were good.
The market is huge and is WONDERFUL! There are two very large areas and the offerings are great! The prices are ridiculously inexpensive...we buy broccoli, green beans, a cucumber, a green pepper, mushrooms (though ...
... lack of crime. Costa Rica is popular with Americans, in general, for many reasons: English is widely spoken, ATMs give you the choice of US dollars or colones, the wildlife, beaches, flora and fauna are amazing.
We'll also do some cool tourist stuff!
We have arranged to meet Ana and Norm, the caretakers of our apartment in San Ramon, at the plaza outside town. It is funny how you imagine something and reality is so different. For example, ...