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Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn

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The exterior of Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn in San Jose, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

San Jose
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn

www.fincarosablanca.com

The main living room atrium of Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn with fountain

Nestled in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, Finca Rosa Blanca is an organic, shade-grown coffee plantation with its own thirteen-room inn. This 40-acre family-run property strives to serve as a model for combining sustainability with top-tier resort luxury, using everything from community development to innovative building techniques. The resort has earned the country's highest rating for sustainable tourism — five green leaves — and recycling efforts include turning coffee pulp into fertilizer and hiring only locals, in order to "recycle" profits back into the community. Among the many activities are hiking in Braulio Carillo National Park, detoxing with spa treatments using organic coffee, dining on Latino fusion cuisine and soaking beneath the waterfall in the garden pool. As well, guests can discover every aspect of coffee farming, from harvesting to roasting, and then enjoy a cup of java (or perhaps a glass of wine) overlooking the Central Valley below.

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