Win a Trip to Florblanca (plus Airfare, Luggage, and Splendid Clothes)

We teamed up with Lonny Magazine, Hartmann Luggage, and Splendid store in Los Angeles to bring you an amazing opportunity to win a trip for two to Florblanca.

The trip includes a four-night stay plus airfare provided by Uncubed, a $500 Hartmann luggage gift card, as well as a $500 Splendid gift card for your perfect tropical wardrobe.

Click below for details on how to enter:

Escape to Florblanca - Win a 4 Night Stay

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Tranquility in the Green Season

Tranquility in the Green Season

At Florblanca, we love the time of year from May through September, affectionately known as the Green Season.  This is a time when we enjoy more peace and tranquility throughout our area of Costa Rica.

While we expect rainfall during this season, we get to enjoy a landscape and surrounding jungle that is even more lush, vibrant, and beautiful than ever.  And we use the time we get during the rainy times of the day to enjoy peace, tranquility, and moments for reflection.

This element of tranquility during the Green Season contributes to our quality of life and is part of what makes our area an official Blue Zone. A Blue Zone is an area of the world where people live measurably longer lives.  The Nicoya Peninsula where Florblanca is located is one of the very few Blue Zones identified around the world.  We believe our connection to nature and the ocean, our pace and approach to daily life, and our practices in yoga and Pilates are other key elements to this quality of life.

Green Season tranquility also comes in the form of fewer crowds in and around Santa Teresa. Life along our beaches settles into a peaceful, mellow, and happy way of life.   We invite our guests to come and enjoy our paradise with the locals. Experience tranquility and enjoy the rain.

 

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Cabo Blanco National Reserve Beach Clean Up

Cabo Blanco Cleanup Crew

Cabo Blanco is a Costa Rican private reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The Cabo Blanco beach clean up initiative was started by Sun Trails. Florblanca became involved once we heard of this full day beach clean event (see more about our efforts in Sustainability).

Over 60 bags were collected and sent to the recycling center by boat in Pacquear. We are really fortunate to have the very first Costa Rican national reserve just minutes from Florblanca and are dedicated to trying to help preserve it. Our guests also enjoy this reserve for half day and full day hikes. Of all of the people who came and helped at this day-long event, Florblanca sent the largest number of people.  We want to send a huge thank-you to our employee volunteers: Daniela Zumbado, Maricel Segura, Lina Rodriguez, Norman Roguette, Runny Ugalde, Devin Bernold, Geovanna, Ervin, Raul Castro, Choco, and María Sibianny.

Cabo Blanco National Reserve Beach Cleanup

Our guests greatly enjoy ATV tours of the Cabo Blanco National Reserve.  Set in a tropical forest, this park is full of more than one hundred and fifty types of trees. There are a number of different trails for all level of hikers. The trails lead through in the jungle and are full of lush plants and flowers, including a Giant Ficus Tree, and a vast variety of birds. Trails such as Sendero Seuco lead to gorgeous, pristine beaches.  After a hike, guests visit the villages of Cabuya and Montezuma.  This tour is an excellent way to explore our surrounding pueblos.

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Beach Clean Up in Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa Beach Clean Up

Florblanca embarked on another beach clean-up expedition last week. Volunteers from our staff gathered at the beach in front of Florblanca at 7am to comb the sand for trash and debris. As the green season approaches, we wanted to get a jump start on clearing out any debris we could find to help prevent trash from entering our waters.

We organized our beach clean up as part of the Costa Rica Blue Flag Ecological Program (banderaazulecologica.org).  Florblanca is a proud member of that organization. When they put out a call in our area to encourage a one-day beach clean-up, Florblanca volunteers stepped up to thechallenge.

Thank you to the Blue Flag program for your activism and to our dedicated volunteers for taking time out of your early mornings to help care for our precious environment.

Santa Teresa Beach Clean Up

 

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Florblanca Beach Clean Up
Santa Teresa Named as One of the 10 Best Beaches of Costa Rica
Florblanca Resort Receives the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism!!!! 4 Leaves!

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Wellness and Clean Eating at Florblanca

Florblanca Wellness Clean Eating Workshop

Florblanca recently launched a Wellness Program for all employees of the hotel and Nectar Restaurant.  This program is aimed at providing education and motivation for healthy living.  The Fitbit Step Challenge is the first initiative we launched as part of the program and is designed around the Fitbit activity trackers.  We have weekly activity goals, a leaderboard to showcase our steps, and incentives to keep up with the challenge.  We are so encouraged by the level of activity we are seeing with our staff at Florblanca and the enthusiasm everyone is showing for the challenge.

Another part of our Wellness Program involves workshops and events around a variety of topics related to healthy living. Last week, we held our first workshop with Joanne Gerrard Young with The Healing Cuisine. She presented us with a 3-hour workshop filled with information about the benefits of eating raw foods, ideas for preparing raw food dishes, cooking demonstrations, and tastings of several dishes she prepared right in our own kitchen.  We were so impressed with this delicious food and the insight Joanne provided us about clean eating.  Our staff had lots of questions and comments during this interactive demonstration and we’re all excited to incorporate Joanne’s ideas into our own diets.

Florblanca Wellness Clean Eating Workshop

We look forward to offering more of these enlightening events and workshops to our staff.  We believe that the more we learn about healthy living and the more we incorporate healthy habits into our lives, the better we will be able to channel this positive energy and attitude in our service to our guests.

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Let Us Worry About the Details – Destination Weddings at Florblanca

Florblanca Weddings

Wedding Season is upon us and we are so thrilled to be hosting some amazing destination weddings here at our oceanfront resort.  Florblanca is ideal for brides and grooms who dream of being married on the beach with an intimate ceremony and reception for family and close friends.  The team here at Florblanca tends to every detail.  We have some wonderful and creative ideas about what works here in our Costa Rican paradise and we love to listen to our couples to make their own ideas and visions come alive.

Destination weddings are truly special affairs that serve to bring family and friends closer.  All worries and obligations fall away when you come together at Florblanca.  Our team handles all the details and we strive to deliver you a perfect wedding experience.  See more about Weddings at Florblanca and our Honeymoon House.

Here is a first-hand account from a bride who recently held her wedding at Florblanca.  We absolutely love her feedback because this is the kind of experience we work so hard to achieve for all our couples:

We want to send a huge thank you to Cody and the Florblanca family for taking such good care of us in March.

My husband and I were recently married at Florblanca with 60 of our closest family and friends and it was the most magical, incredible day of our life. I cannot believe how lucky we were to say ‘I do’ in the cool shade of the trees and celebrate on the gorgeous Florblanca property. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The team took care of every detail – and we had been planning for a long time. Arriving on the first day and meeting Cody face-to-face brought me to tears. I just couldn’t believe it was finally happening and the space was even more amazing in person. It didn’t feel like a hotel at all – it felt like a luxury home on the beach and in the jungle. The best of both worlds.

The wedding went off without a hitch, everything was taken care of from start to finish. We didn’t have to lift a finger – we were able to experience the whole thing and be in the moment. We had the time of our lives! There was so much love, happiness, laughter and everyone was so relaxed – that was the most surprising thing for my husband and I. We were at ease from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. We received so many emails and hand written letters from guests after the wedding saying it was one of the most magical nights of their lives! Unbelievable.

We can’t wait to come back every March and stay at the place that helped create one of our most beautiful memories.

-Lauren & Austen

(See the original post here.)

We are so happy for Lauren and Austen and wish them the very best always.

We appreciate this response to their Florblanca wedding experience because we truly strive to take on the details that would otherwise make the couples or the parents worry and miss moments of joy in their celebration.  From the guest accommodations to flower arrangements, catering, decorations, and hospitality, our team at Florblanca will take care of the details and do everything in our power to make sure the event is a success.

Contact Florblanca today to ask about arrangements for an unforgettable destination wedding.

Related Posts:

3 Reasons To Choose a Costa Rica Destination Wedding
Planning a Wedding in Costa Rica? Consider Florblanca Resort!
Destination Wedding in Costa Rica at Florblanca Resort

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Fitbit Step Challenge at Florblanca Resort

Florblanca Fitbit Challenge


The staff at Florblanca Resort has just started our first ever Fitbit Step Challenge.  We have always been committed to providing our guests with an adventurous travel experience and a resort atmosphere dedicated to health and wellness.  Now we are stepping up to show our commitment to our own personal health and wellness.

The Fitbit Step Challenge at Florblanca kicked off on March 30th and will last 6 months.  Using Fitbit’s popular step trackers, we are challenged to complete a minimum number of required steps per day with the opportunity to win fun prizes along the way for everyone meeting those requirements.  While we do have a leaderboard where we can check on how everyone is performing, our goals are to get out, get moving, and be more active in our everyday lives.

We are so excited to see the results from this challenge and encourage everyone to live an active and adventurous lifestyle.

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Florblanca in the Spotlight

Florblanca in the Spotlight

Wedding guides, luxury travel sites, health and wellness magazines, travel blogs – these are just some of the publications that have their eye on Florblanca.  We are so proud to consistently be appearing in new articles and features in some very prominent and popular magazines and websites.  Here are a few of our recent appearances.  You can find a full list on our press page.

Inside Weddings Magazine

This upscale wedding magazine is committed to featuring real weddings in the pages of their magazine and online.  In a recent honeymoon and travel feature, the editors called on experts from Health and Fitness Travel to pick their favorite beach destinations for a healthy honeymoon. Florblanca was the pick for Costa Rica and cited for excellent surfing, horseback riding along the beach, and a spectacular Honeymoon House.

USA Today

This popular publication asked its local expert to choose Costa Rica’s 10 Best Spas.  We are so happy that our own Spa Bambu was chosen for this list.  She particularly loved the  giant private jaccuzi, the beautifully designed space, and the seven day a week access to the spa.

Jacada Travel

In The Explorer website, Jacada Travel named 8 Luxury Health Retreats for Total Rejuvenation.  Their criteria included destinations where “striving for your best in fitness and health feels like an indulgence.”  Florblanca is #3 on this exclusive list for actively promoting exploration and excursions in our natural environment as well as surfing, hiking, yoga, Pilates,Spa Bambu and our fresh, local fare at Nectar Restaurant.

Other recent press includes features from Maisons Créoles (a French travel magazine), Conde Nast Traveller, Expressen.se (Swedish news site), C Magazine Weddings, and many more.

We are so grateful for all the adventurous travelers who visit us and bask in our world of peace, luxury, and adventure.

 

 

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3 Day Pilates Workshop, Feb 2015

Pilates 3 Day Workshop, Feb 2015

Announcing a 3 DAY PILATES WORKSHOP at Florblanca Resort

Enjoy a Pilates Retreat at Florblanca with Amber Zuckswert, an international Pilates and vinyasa yoga instructor, professional contemporary dancer, and holistic nutritionist from San Francisco, CA.

REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/1y4wIE5

Details and Schedule:

Friday, February 6th: Evening 2 Hour Vitality Workshop:
Pilates Mat Beginning- Advanced modern flow designed to energize and invigorate the body, mind and spirit. Learn how to harness the power of the Pilates method to increase lung capacity and circulation, and move with grace and awareness. Practice the fundamental 8 principles of Pilates and learn how to utilize them in all of your other favorite activities. 3 to 5:30pm

Saturday, February 7th: Evening 2 Hour Longevity Workshop: Pilates Mat Begining-Advanced flow focused on precise alignment, breath, building core and stabilizing muscle group strength, overall joint mobility and balance. Designed for those eager to take their athletic performance to the next level by building a better foundation of support. Get your personal questions answered and remedy very common overuse or acute injuries. 3 to 5:30pm

Sunday, February 8th: Morning 2 Hour Release and Mobilize Workshop:
A Pilates mat and myofascial release workshop designed with tennis balls, foam rollers, and bands to open the body from head to toe. Feels like an hour long self massage targeting acupressure points all over the body. Perfect for weekend warriors and those looking to reduce pain and increase range of motion. Students walk away in bliss with a method they can utilize every day, for only a few minutes, to release tension and pain while improving performance and recovery time. 9-11am

All classes are broken down into level 1, 2, and 3 so students can decide how challenging they’d like the class. For those that want to push their limits they can stick with level 3 exercises throughout. All equipment provided.

3 Day Workshop Series Tuition: $195
(includes light snacks and refreshments)

Can’t make the entire weekend?
1 Day Drop-In Workshop: $70

Treat yourself to this luxury weekend of Pilates bliss by registering here: http://bit.ly/1y4wIE5

See our facility and learn more about Pilates at Florblanca.

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Fitness Retreat at Florblanca

 

 

Fit Retreat at Florblanca Resort

Coming this February 10-15, 2015, Retreat2Wellness is offering a Valentine’s “Fit Retreat” at Florblanca Resort.

Elaine Haffey of Retreat2Wellness is offering this healthy escape for fitness lovers featuring a 5-day program to energize and rejuvenate while exploring our beautiful region of the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica and also enjoying all the amenities and luxuries of our resort.

The Valentine’s “Fit Retreat” includes:

Daily yoga and fitness sessions for all abilities. Classes include yoga for flexibility, yoga for balance, Valentine’s Day Heart Opening Yoga, core fitness, beach power walks and guided trail runs.

5 off-site activities to explore the region. Enjoy a surfing lesson, a Cabo Blanco rainforest hike, stand up paddle boarding in the Tambor Estuary, zip lining, and horseback riding.

3 daily meals prepared by a private chef including a special Valentine’s dinner. All meals are designed to promote healthy and mindful eating.

Daily smoothies blending natural and local fruits, nuts and herbs.

Daily free time to relax and enjoy all the luxuries of Florblanca Resort.

To learn more or to book a spot on this retreat, please visit Retreat2Wellness and contact Elaine Haffey.
 
 

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