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6 months ago

Pilates Day Class 2019

Pilates Day @ Florblanca

We were so excited to celebrate Pilates Day at Florblanca. This is an annual, international, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year. The mission of this day is to foster an appreciation and awareness of the Pilates method through a network of events making Pilates accessible for all. At Florblanca Pilates, […]

9 months 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 […]

2 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 […]

2 years ago

Life in the Open

Eco-tourism is a movement among world travelers that’s growing stronger every year. As remote destinations around the globe become more accessible, people are becoming more environmentally sensitive, both regarding the landscape and natural resources, but also in a way that is more respectful of culture, community, and customs. Adventure travelers are seeking a unique eco-friendly […]

3 years ago

Healthy Eating for Long Life

Wondering about the secrets to living a long and healthy life?  Here on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, we’re considered one of the world’s few Blue Zones, areas where people are known to live measurably longer lives. And we have a few secrets to share. Over the last decade, Dan Buettner, a National Geographic […]

3 years ago

Enriching Our Land

“The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty!” ~ Rumi Now that we’ve started composting, it’s difficult to imagine not doing it.  It’s so easy and so beneficial to the earth. Not only does it save all that organic matter from filling up plastic trash bags and taking up space at the landfill, […]

3 years ago

Treat Yourself

The gift shop at Florblanca has become a boutique for local, handcrafted and unique items that are truly special.  We feature the artisan work of our guests, our staff, and our neighbors and wanted to share these with you.   Some of the products we’re featuring are: Tori Praver Swimwear – An incredible swimwear designer […]

3 years ago

Hurricane Recovery

Costa Rica is a community-oriented country where most residents live simply with strong connections to the land. When warnings came in about Hurricane Otto making landfall in the towns near the border with Nicaragua, many people were forced to leave their homes, worried they would lose everything.  Communities around Costa Rica came together to support […]

3 years ago

Costa Rica Tops the Happy Planet Index

Costa Rica is named the happiest and most sustainable country on Earth. When we heard the news about Costa Rica outranking other nations in the Happy Planet Index, we were thrilled – but not surprised. The Nicoya Peninsula here on the west coast of Costa Rica is one of a handful of known Blue Zones around the […]

4 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 […]