Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Prevention Magazine 13 Healing Spas
Trip Advisor Excellence Award
Trip Advisor Florblanca
Sustainable Tourism Award
World's Best Spas 2013
What Others Are Saying About Florblanca


Travel+ Leisure World’s Best Awards

We are so incredibly honored to have been chosen by global travelers and readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the Top 3 Resort Hotels in Central America AND as one of the Top 100 Hotels of the World! 

Thank you to Travel + Leisure for including Florblanca in your travel and resort categories and for all of you who cast your votes.  We appreciate you and look forward to the day soon when we can have you back here at our paradise in Costa Rica.

Please visit travelandleisure.com to see all the results of their World’s Best Awards.  


Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Your reviews mean so much to us. They give us valuable feedback about your experience and help guide us in where to concentrate our efforts and where we can make improvements.  They also give valuable insight to travelers as they plan their trips and vacations.

We appreciate the time and effort you make to tell the world about your experience at Florblanca.  And because you’ve consistently rated Florblanca so high on TripAdvisor, you’ve earned us the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.  Thank you!

Here’s a recent comment from a U.S. visitor that really made us smile:


I cannot express in words how wonderful our experience at Florblanca was. We stayed for 5 day in the surf house – a girls trip to visit my daughter who was studying abroad – and had the most amazing experience ever! From the moment we arrived, we felt as though we were in a little piece of paradise.”

Read more reviews on TripAdvisor here.


Néctar at Florblanca Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Thanks to the consistently great reviews you’ve left for our restaurant, Néctar at Florblanca, Trip Advisor has awarded us a Certificate of Excellence for 2017.  Your feedback and ratings are incredibly generous and prove to be helpful for other travelers.  Our guests do extensive research to make sure they’re getting the best possible experiences during their visit, and to know that you’re sending people our way is just amazing.  Thank you! 

There are so many great reviews for Néctar that it’s difficult to highlight just one, so we picked the very latest one as of this writing to share with you:

“I think it will be difficult to surpass this experience —- layer upon layer of flavour and style in every dish.”

See more reviews for Néctar at Trip Advisor here.


Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Thank you to all our guests who take the time and effort to review your stay with us on the TripAdvisor website. Your comments are highly regarded by other travelers and help immensely in their trip planning.

We are so proud of our TripAdvisor profile and love to read comments like this one from a visitor who said, among many wonderful things about her trip to Florblanca,

“My sister and I have experienced spa treatments all over the world. This one could very well have been the BEST. Coconut Scrub was perfect. PERFECT. Two hours of bliss.”

We are honored to have earned consistent high scores from you and to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2016.

All of your feedback is essential for us in our quest to provide a unique, adventurous, and luxurious Costa Rican experience for you and our guests. Thank you again! Read our TripAdvisor Reviews


Prevention Magazine World’s Most Healing Spas

Prevention Magazine named Spa Bambu at Florblanca among “13 Healing Spas To Visit In Your Lifetime.” We are honored to be in the company of other world renowned spa destinations including Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, AZ and Lenox, MA as well as Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico and Ananda in the Himalyas. The magazine noted “dressing rooms that open to the sky, pools filled by natural waterfalls, and cool shade courtesy of the surrounding flora” as some of the elements that make Spa Bambu such a healing and must-experience destination. 13 Healing Spas To Visit In Your Lifetime


Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Florblanca is honored to have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for 2013. According to their press release: “The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.” We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our visitors who have taken the time to review our resort on TripAdvisor. We are so proud of our excellent review profile and will continue to work hard to deliver the service, amenities, and quality that our visitors expect. Read our TripAdvisor Reviews

Condé Nast Traveller Spa Award: Best for Beach Action

Florblanca Resort was voted Best for Beach Action in Condé Nast Traveller’s The Spa Guide 2013. Among the highlights of our resort are Spa Bambu, a full service body renewal spa; Nectar, our casual fine dining restaurant; daily yoga and Pilates practices in our open air dojo and fully equipped Pilates studio; and our world class surf breaks just steps from your villa door. All of these elements combined earned us a coveted spot in Condé Nast Traveller’s The Spa Guide 2013. Florblanca was chosen as “Best for Beach Action” because, in addition to spa treatments at our glorious Spa Bambu and healthy, local fare at Nectar Restaurant, visitors to Florblanca have access to world renowned surfing and some of the best surf instructors anywhere. Surfing is one of the best activities to get fit and healthy in the great outdoors, as the reviewers from Condé Nast Traveller can tell you. Read all about it here.


Florblanca Voted #1 Luxury Hotel in Central America by users of TripAdvisor.com

In the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards for The Best Hotels by TripAdvisor.com, reviewers placed Florblanca at the top of a list of 25 select resorts in Central America. We are so proud of this honor and we extend a HUGE thank you to our visitors who took the time to review our resort and to cast their vote for us in the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2012. Read TripAdvisor.com reviews of Florblanca from our visitors here: Florblanca Resort – TripAdvisor.com


Florblanca Resort Receives the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism

Florblanca Resort was certified in 2010 with 4 out of the 5 maximum possible leaves for the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism awarded by the committee of the Costa Rica Tourist Board (ICT). Florblanca general manager, Cody Dillon, comments: “It has been an intensive process of 3 years, realized with passion by our entire staff. Our decision to be a sustainable hotel has enabled us to share with the community, raise awareness among our clients and develop projects which minimize our impact on the environment. Today we have managed to become the first hotel in the extreme South of the Nicoya Peninsula to obtain a certification of 4 leaves.” Florblanca received its Certification in 2010 by achieving a balanced development in 4 areas: the interaction of the hotel with its physical environment, the dispersion of information to raise awareness among guests, as well as the socio-economic involvement in the community and efficiency of its facilities. They are being re-evaluated again this year and hope to not only hold on to the 4 leaves but to earn the 5th as well. See what programs we’ve implemented in each of these areas and read the entire press release here.