VIVA Florblanca at Home

When we first launched VIVA Florblanca in 2015, our mission was to examine what we love so much about living here in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica.  And, particularly, what makes Florblanca such a special place for our guests.  

For so many of our guests, Florblanca is a beacon of rustic luxury where the pura vida life is ever-present. Artists, surfers, designers, chefs, couples, families, and adventurous, creative people from around the globe have visited us to connect with the life we live here, so tied to nature, to our environment, and to our people.

Through VIVA Florblanca, we wanted to share that very essence with you, to reach you at home to inspire this essence everyday.

In this time when we are all – each one of us around the world – at home, trying our best to connect however we can, we want to reconnect with you. We want you to meet our guests and find out what inspires them. Meet our staff and hear their stories. Try our recipes for healthy and nourishing food. And see how our global community comes together to connect, share, explore, and discover.

Today, we’re bringing you a Florblanca mixology lesson with Berneth.  Follow along and you’ll be dreaming about the next time you can sip a Billy Brown in Costa Rica, with a stunning sunset and the ocean breeze all around.  We can’t wait to have you back!


Billy Brown


Cheers!  We can’t wait until you can visit with us again.

Explore our whole VIVA at Home Series.

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

Celebrate Your Journey Together

  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 […]