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3 years ago

Sustainability Goals

Our commitment to sustainability at Florblanca goes beyond checking boxes and earning certifications. Our mission here is “To be the change we want to see in the touristic development of our community.” With that goal in mind, we are always creating new opportunities to contribute to our mission of sustainability. Two important tenants of this […]

4 years ago

Old World Costa Rica

One of our favorite excursions here at Florblanca is a visit to this old-world Costa Rican Farm.  Through this experience, we’ve gained such an appreciation for the power of simplicity in living a happier, healthier, and longer life. When we talk about living in a Blue Zone, this is the life we’re talking about.  The […]

5 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 […]

6 years ago

Staff Spotlight – Laura Jimenez

Our guests come to Florblanca and Santa Teresa for all kinds of exploration and adventure. Who better to serve as your guide than a life-long local?  Laura Jimenez is our Concierge Manager and she is passionate about introducing our guests to her home of Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa. Contact Laura using our Reservation form. […]

6 years ago

Handmade Herbal Soaps

Sustainability and community are central to our mission here at Florblanca.  We continually seek out ways to benefit both our environment and our family in Santa Teresa.  When we discovered Guadalupe’s all natural, handmade soaps, it was a perfect fit not only to advance our mission, but also to bring greater luxury and delight to […]

6 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 […]

6 years ago

ART + MUSIC Aprendiendo Unidos Fundraiser

On Friday, February 12th, Florblanca hosted an ART + MUSIC event to help raise funds for Aprendiendo Unidos. This non-profit organization is focused on improving the well-being of under-privileged children in the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the art, food and drinks sold during the evening event went directly to Aprendiendo Unidos and will help […]

7 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 […]

7 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 […]

7 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. […]