6 years ago

All the Best

Bit by bit, the world is being let in on our secret.  As writers and artists and chefs and surfers and vacationers come through Santa Teresa, they’re discovering the magic that makes us one of only five Blue Zones in the world. A Blue Zone is a place where residents live measurably longer lives. Researchers […]

7 years ago

Plan Your Next Adventure

Life is all about new experiences.  Meeting new people, trying new food, exploring new locations, learning a new skill. At Florblanca, we connect our guests with all kinds of new experiences. Sometimes we even introduce them to something they never knew they wanted until they arrived here. Guests enjoy yoga and Pilates right here on-site […]

8 years ago

Celebrate the Green Season in Costa Rica

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby ~ Langston Hughes, April Rain Song Here on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, the Green Season arrives around May of each year and lasts through November. At Florblanca, we welcome this […]

8 years ago

Living the Healthy Life

We meet guests from all around the world and have learned that everyone visits us to experience their own adventure. One thing that unites so many of our guests, however, is their quest to live a healthy life. Whether their focus is on food and nutrition or fitness and activity (or all of these), our […]

8 years ago

Meet Alexandra Avila

At Florblanca, we believe that eco-travel and luxury travel can co-exist. Alexandra Avila, author of the blog traveling-in-heels.com, is a shining example of this theory in action. Alexandra is no stranger to luxurious and exotic travel destinations around the world. We were honored to have her as a guest at Florblanca and to witness her […]

8 years ago

Fresh, Local Produce

When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is. ~ Alice Waters Driven by a desire to eat fresh greens that were hard to find in our area, Hacienda Okhra was founded four years ago in Santa Teresa. […]

8 years ago

Nicoya Waterkeepers

Clean water is essential to sustaining human life and preserving our planet’s ecosystem ~ Waterkeeper Alliance The biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems has been damaged more than any other ecosystem, according to the Water Defense Campaign of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Drought, pollution, and overuse are diminishing already limited freshwater resources. Gauging just how important water is […]

8 years ago

Why We Drink Coconut Water

There are so many great benefits of drinking Coconut Water as part of our regular diet. Locally known as Agua de Pipa, coconut water is an essential part of our healthy diet in Costa Rica. Coconut water is the actual juice from inside a young, tender, coconut. It is truly a gift from nature, full […]

8 years ago

Living in a Blue Zone

Soaking up beautiful rays of sunshine, while maintaining a low stress profile, eating local and home grown food, and enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches in the world…..This is life on the Nicoya Peninsula, and yes it is pura vida at its best. The Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica is one of the world’s […]

8 years ago

A Visit To California’s Belcampo: A Look Into Real Sustainable Farming

After a long drive up I-5 North, I am feeling tired and ready to be there. My destination is Belcampo in Mt. Shasta, California; an acclaimed sustainable farm. I am arriving from Napa Valley where I had the wonderful opportunity to check out two leading boutique hotels, eat mouthwatering “farm to table” meals and of […]