Coolest Places to Stay in Costa Rica

Conde Nast Traveller Magazine published a cover feature in their November 2014 issue titled Costa Rica’s New Groove: The Coolest Places to Stay in the Jungle and on the Beach.  Our beach town of Santa Teresa is one of these places and Florblanca is noted in the feature as the “beachfront beauty” who put it on the map when we opened 11 years ago.

Santa Teresa is a legendary hotspot for surfers and is a desired destination for its laid-back atmosphere and Pura Vida lifestyle.  The Conde Nast author gushes over Florblanca’s amenities – including an open-air Yoga shala and a fully equipped Pilates studio – as well as our full treatment Spa Bambu and our private, luxurious villas.

“There are daily ashtanga yoga classes full of strapping surf dudes in an open sided sala cooled by sea breezes, a fully-equipped Pilates studio upstairs, a lemon scented spa (try the coffee scrub), and villas with hammocks big enough for two, outdoor bathrooms with powerful showers and four poster beds.  Villa 1 has the best beach view but Villa 11, the honeymoon house, is gorgeous.”

Florblanca is honored to be named among the “Coolest Places to Stay” in Costa Rica.  Our staff, the work we put into our accommodations and amenities, and the care we put into each guest’s stay is what keeps us appearing in wonderful press and media features, and is also what keeps our guests coming back year after year.

Thank you to Conde Nast, thank you to our staff, and thank you to our guests who inspire us to have the best resort to offer along the beaches of Costa Rica.

Where We Belong


Where We Belong: Pete

“For me it’s a wild place that calls you out of yourself and into the world full of wonder” As the staff photographer for Florblanca, Santa Teresa has been my hidden treasure for years. This community is special to say the least. With my boys growing up and time slipping by, I knew now is […]

Pete Artemenko | Florblanca Photographer

Where We Belong: Raul Castro

“I started washing dishes for Florblanca many years ago” Rual’s story is one of our amazing employees’ stories. He started willing to put in time and learn and has made strides each and every day. If we can learn anything from Rual, it would be don’t be afraid of humble beginnings, because you will eventually […]


Where We Belong: Stefano

“Being a father gave me the opportunity to completely open my heart.”   The spirit of Florblanca here in Costa Rica is channeled through the jungle and wildlife that envelops us, through the ocean that is ever-present, and through the people that bring all this beauty to life.  And Stefano sits at the heart and […]

Stefano and Ashoa

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  It’s so easy to get lost in our busy lives. With all the details of our day-to-day existence, we can easily lose the connection with our true passion, our energy, and our spirit.   This lost connection can be magnified to even greater degrees when we’re in a relationship.  The journey we’re on together loses […]