Location: Heredia, Costa Rica
In today's world, we hear so much about the gift of experiences, and people placing high value on authenticity and sustainability when they travel. Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm & Inn, a true pioneer in the Costa Rican tourism industry, has made a name, a business, and a legacy out of sustainable, authentic, cultural, and gastronomical experiences well before any of these terms became catch phrases. A mainstay in the mountain community of Santa Barbara de Heredia, the story of Finca Rosa Blanca started over 30 years ago when the current owner's family purchased the property. Their vision, now a vibrant reality, was to create a world class, and world-renowned destination that provides a luxury boutique hotel experience, immersed in the Costa Rican coffee culture, whose essence truly breathes hospitality, community, and authenticity. Located approximately 20 minutes from the international airport, the convenient access allows for incredible ease for visitors without sacrificing the sense of arriving at a truly beautiful escape that one feels when entering the property. The area of Santa Barbara de Heredia is a Mecca for many of Costa Rica's and the world's prized coffee estates, and when staying at Finca Rosa Blanca, you are both physically and emotionally transported into this magical culture of coffee.
The Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm and Inn boasts a total of 14 unique villas and suites, each with its own character. Each room, along with the rest of the property, was inspired by and decorated by the owners, one of whom is a professional artist and his wife, a passionate landscaper who brings an unabashed sense of originality and craftsmanship to the property and the experience. The property is host to a neighboring organic coffee farm which contributes to the essence of the experience and is part of the hotel's allure for so many repeat guests. The rooms and villas are scattered in several buildings around the property to allow guests to meander through the property and manicured paths to truly take in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature and to view the over 140 species of birds that live there. The hotel is also hosting a fabulous restaurant, El Tigre Vestido, celebrating Costa Rican cuisine, balancing traditional recipes, fresh ingredients, culture, and a "farm to table" dining experience that starts in their own farm, greenhouse, orchard, and gardens. The restaurant boasts some of the area's most sought after dishes, but both hotel guests and area residents rave about the incomparable experience of being immersed in the coffee culture, lofted above the entire city with breathtaking views below. Since so many travelers come to the Finca Rosa Blanca as a destination and not a stopover, it is no surprise that the hotel keeps them busy with an array of authentic tours, including coffee tours and cuppings, cultural highlights, bird watching, white water rafting, volcano tours and more. On top of the luxury accommodations, world class cuisine, and irreplaceable setting, the owners have procured an entirely local staff, employing the community who take enormous pride in their work at their second home and offer an unparalleled level of smiling service to their guests.
It is no surprise that Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Farm and Inn was named one of Fodor's Best 100 Hotels of the World, and a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World. And now, after decades of caring for this amazing destination, the sole owners and founders of the hotel have decided to take the property to market to provide the next owners the opportunity to carry on their legacy. The hotel is for sale as a turnkey operation, and qualified registered parties can review the impressive historical financial and occupancy that one would expect of a hotel of this caliber. Take over the operation, expand in any number of ways, including a spa, additional villas, or build an owner's suite on-site and enjoy both the thriving business, hosting visitors from around the globe, and the healthy and happy lifestyle that owning Finca Rosa Blanca will provide. The opportunity is as unique and compelling as they come, and we look forward to assisting you in evaluating each aspect. Inquire for specifics about how to purchase the Finca Rosa Blanca!"
Operating since 1989
12 total buildings
14 rooms including villas, suites and studios
Chemical free pool
Farm to table restaurant, and fully equipped kitchen capacity of 100 pax
Strong historical financials, ADR and occupancy rate
Coffee farm, greenhouse, orchard and garden
Fiber optic wifi
Willingness to stay on to transition and train
Deep sweet water well