Travel + Leisure 500 Best Hotels

In a year when travel – like everything else around the world – has been uncertain and tenuous, we took great care, established new protocols, and gathered a core team so we could open back up to our beloved guests in time for the holiday season.  We’ve been safely welcoming travelers through our doors ever since.  All this time, our mission has remained steady: to help connect you with the natural world and with peace, beauty, wellness, and adventure.

Operating amidst the challenges of this pandemic has made us ever more appreciative of our guests, the experiences they have when they come here, and all the things that make Florblanca so special.

This is why we are especially thrilled to be chosen by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine to be in the T+L 500, their list of the 500 best properties in the world.

We are among amazing company with this list.  It features properties of various styles, sizes, and designs from all around the world.  From eco-lodges to luxurious escapes to everything in between, this list is designed to be an inspiration and a resource for your next travel adventures.  You can read more about it here: Travel + Leisure 500.

Thank you to the readers and voters of Travel + Leisure, and to T+L for putting this beautiful list together.  The full list of winners can be found in the March 2021 print magazine.

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 […]