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Villa Florencia

Villa Florencia is a simple property that has been developed from an old family home. The owners worked at CATIE (the local, and world-renowned, biological research center) for years before taking on this project. Their vision was to create a hotel that was comfortable but as fully self sustainable as possible and have done a fantastic job.

The rooms are all comfortable, and there is a lovely junior suite for those who like a bit more space (and a double Jacuzzi), but it is the surroundings that are perhaps the most important. Views at breakfast are of the foothills and mountains of the regions as the morning haze is burnt off by the sun. There are beautiful gardens and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the region.


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Tour ideas in Turrialba

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Villa Florencia as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • CATIE Agricultural Research Station
      Turrialba, Costa Rica

      CATIE Agricultural Research Station

      CATIE Agricultural Research Station

      Enjoy a guided tour of CATIE, one of the leading tropical and agricultural research stations in the world. Walk the winding paths, spotting many tropical bird, insect and reptile species along the way, and learn about the cutting-edge research and techniques being used by the center.

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