Costa Rica is one of the most diverse and beautiful countries in the world.  It’s not just a matter of opinion; Costa Rica actually contains over 6% of the world’s biodiversity, all packed into a country the size of West Virginia.

Villa Blanca Eco Hotel EntranceBecause of this, it’s essential that businesses, visitors, and residents all strive to preserve the natural bounty of Costa Rica.  No one understands this better than the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Nature Reserve.

Situated on 75 acres of pristine Monteverde Cloud Forest, Villa Blanca is the perfect location for eco-conscious travelers as they have implemented numerous programs that make them a leader in the Greentique Hotel sector.  In addition to recycling and organic gardening on the premises, the hotel has completely revamped the grounds from lighting to heating to waste reuse.   In fact, for their commitment to sustainability and eco tourism, Villa Blanca was awarded Five Green Leaves by the Certification of Sustainable Tourism, which is one of the highest honors available to Costa Rica eco hotels.

The hotel, which was owned by former Costa Rican President Rodrigo Carazo Odio, is just the beginning of the area’s attractions.  From Villa Blanca, it’s easy to explore the natural beauty of the Central Highlands.  You’ll have the entire LosVilla Blanca Staff committed to Sustainabilty Angeles Nature Reserve and cloud forest at your fingertips for guided eco tours and ziplining adventures.  Plus, you’ll have volcanoes and hot springs just a few hours away.

Located only about an hour away from San Jose, Villa Blanca truly is the premier Costa Rica airport hotel for eco conscious tourists as they recently earned a spot on Trip Advisor’s 2013 Top Ten Traveller’s Choice Awards for Central America.

If you’re looking for a vacation that is green in addition to being diverse, look no further than Costa Rica’s cloud forests, where luxury and sustainability go hand-in-hand.