Need to know
13, including two suites.
12pm. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $270.00, excluding tax at 13 per cent.
Rates usually include à la carte breakfast.
Arrange time to tour the plantation and take a coffee lesson. Although small, El Targua spa has excellent treatments, including a hot-stone massage and a full-body scrub using coffee. Treatments often incorporate local crops, including avocados, almonds and chocolate.
At the hotel
Spa, gardens, library of books and DVDs, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: radio, minibar.
Our favourite rooms
Set in the circular turret of the main house, 40 feet above ground, the Rosa Blanca Suite is the most romantic spot on the property, with a beautiful private patio, 360-degree views from the wrought-iron bed, and the giant turquoise-tiled adobe tub. Junior Suite Las Aves has perky checkerboard floors, beautiful murals and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The spring-fed infinity pool is set on the hillside, with a 12-foot waterfall tumbling into it. Up above the deck, there’s a hot tub in a pergola roofed with a tangle of flowering vines.
Bring binoculars to spot the birds and butterflies zipping through the gardens; trek-sturdy shoes and long-sleeve shirts for jungle walks. The gift shop should stock any incidentals you forget.
Master suite El Ranchito is wheelchair-accessible.
Welcome. The hotel has a kids’ menu, and games for little ones. Rollaway beds and baby cots are free. There is no charge for children up to age three; 4–11-year-olds are $25 a night (excluding tax); 12 and older are charged $50 a night.
Resolutely green: Rosa Blanca is a champion of sustainability, both as an organic coffee plantation and a hotel. Built from recycled materials, wherever possible, employing solar water-heating systems, growing its own food and composting like there’s no tomorrow, the hotel is a poster child for eco-tourism.