Florblanca is a romantic resort that sits along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline, the five-mile Santa Teresa Beach Break. Florblanca is more luxury and remote jungle lodge rather than a crowded tourist location. Florblanca is laid back with a mild and pleasant atmosphere, it’s the kind of place where howling monkeys dangle from the trees as you sip on Caipirinhas and the waves from the ocean beat against the shoreline .
Florblanca is located on seven acres of mostly undeveloped shore sit along the edge of a thick rainforest. And at the quieter northern end of the town of Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula, Florblanca’s far from the crowds which my husband and I loved. It was just enough visitors to enjoy laughing and mingling but still the small town feel where chickens still roam the streets.
You will admire Named for the white blooms on the local frangipani trees, the resort is the best kept secret on the Nicoya Peninsula and most visitors want to keep this secluded gem hidden. At any time there are only a few dozen guests so the staff caters to your every need and nothing is too big or too small so their guest can feel special. The sand is dotted with lounge chairs, which have full food and drink service where you can watch sea turtles and iguanas wander on the beach.
The 11 villas open up to these dramatic surroundings. Bedrooms are air-conditioned, but the bathrooms and living areas are open-air (and completely private). Bunches of bananas, canopy beds, tile floors, outdoor rain showers and swinging hammocks are just a few of the amenities.
The grounds blend into the tropical environment, with a waterfall swimming pool and an open-air yoga studio which Stefano runs like a well oiled machine. His classes will help you focus and forget all of your worries. The impressive Spa Bambu has rooms surrounded by live bamboo, a giant Jacuzzi and treatments like hot stone massage which I had along with the Costa Rican coffee scrubs.
The resort’s open-air Nectar restaurant serves sushi and seafood straight from the ocean, plus a menu ranging from burgers to fresh fruit smoothies. The atmosphere is casual — no need to change out of bathing suits and shorts before dinner. The long wine list includes a number of lesser-known Central and South American labels. Sample a bottle or two, with the sound of the waves crashing a few yards away.