The 2,000 acre private reserve of El Silencio de Los Angeles opens itself to outstanding trails and bird watching opportunities. Visitors can also coast through the canopy tops on a zip-line tour. For those interested in getting a better sense of the surrounding community and its inhabitants, a cultural and historic tour to San Ramon is available as well as a horseback tour of a dairy farm. There are also a number of full day excursions available, including a trip to the splendid Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs. Also, visitors can revel at the magnificent nocturnal creatures on a night-walk tour, led by experienced guides and naturalists.
Once you're settled in, come walk along the property and explore the natural surroundings or get a rejuvenating treatment at the Voices of Nature Spa. An absolutely unique hotel feature is the air conditioned movie theatre, offering shows nightly. At the main Hacienda, you can enjoy a game of chess or billiards while indulging in a sweet treat from El Cafe del Bosque. When true hunger sets in, come dine at the El Sendero Restaurant, offering authentic Costa Rican cuisine with an awe inspiring view of the Arenal Volcano.
Villa Blanca Hotel & Nature Reserve grounds were once owned by a former President of Costa Rica, but are now a part of the "Greentique Hotels of Costa Rica", a group committed to conservation and sustainable tourism. The thirty four casitas were built to capture the essence of a local farm village at the turn of the century, yet with all the comforts of a first class hotel. The rooms are nestled in the botanical gardens and have traditionally thatched ceilings and an adobe style chimney. The Superior Casitas have a stocked mini-bar and a garden porch. The Deluxe and Honeymoon Suites come with a whirlpool bath tub and a living room with sofa.