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4 weeks ago

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It’s Time to Plan Your Adventure

Do you yearn to escape the cold, dark winter months to explore a lush rainforest? Or walk along sandy white beaches? Or learn to surf in some of the top surfing destinations in the world? Make these warm-weather excursions a reality in Costa Rica. In a world where we’re all trying to balance busy careers, […]

3 months ago

entering green season

Relive the Nostalgia of Summer Throughout the Green Season

There’s a reason why so many find it hard to let go of summer as we experience the Green Season here on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The nostalgia of summer and those magical sunsets, longer days, family vacations, and outdoor activities provide a reset, where everything seems possible and new. During this time […]

7 months ago

Pete Artemenko | Florblanca Photographer

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 […]

7 months ago

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 […]

Dining

Food as Culture

You can tell from the first bite. This food is something special, something made with care.  The dedication to your food begins well before your plate is served. It starts with relationships between Chef Belen and the locals who proudly produce the food. The farmers, fishermen, and ranchers are our friends and neighbors, and their […]

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Where We Belong | Rual's Story

Where We Belong | Rual's Story

A simple beginning where Rual was willing to put in the time and effort to do his job well. Bit by bit, he learned how the kitchen functioned, how to cut vegetables, how to cook, and more.

Now Is Your Time

Now Is Your Time

Florblanca welcomes you to come stay, explore, and relax with us. Enjoy private villas, a full service Spa, and a restaurant with delicious, locally sourced dishes.

Where We Belong | Cody

Where We Belong | Cody

When Cody arrived in Costa Rica, she had a dream of exploring a new culture and environment. Now she is raising a family and living the pura vida life she dreamed about.

Nectar Restaurant

Nectar Restaurant

Here at Néctar Restaurant, our focus is on locally sourced ingredients and made-from-scratch dishes that are closely tied to our culture and our environment.

Life in the Open

Life in the Open

Our open-air villas provide the perfect balance of luxury, privacy, and a close connection to nature and the outdoors.

Where We Belong | Lucia

Where We Belong | Lucia

In our Where We Belong Series, we meet Lucia, Florblanca's Pilates program director, an avid surfer, and a beautiful soul. Watch her video here.

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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
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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 […]

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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
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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 […]