Costa Rica: Golfo de Nicoya
Experience the true meaning of outdoor/indoor living in this beachfront paradise where both surfing and relaxation are of first class standard.
Amenities & Activities
Yoga has been central to the culture and the daily routine of Florblanca since our opening, evidenced by our seaside open-air yoga dojo, a centerpiece of the property. Santa Teresa, and Florblanca specifically, exemplifies a lifestyle of activity, and our exceptional yoga classes will open the door to that lifestyle by stretching your mind, body and soul. Our instructors are internationally trained and invite you to join them for a morning ocean front practice. Florblanca offers a variety of yoga classes for all skill levels, a mixture of Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow. We also are happy to arrange private sessions for groups, couples or individuals. We provide yoga mats, straps, and blocks for everyone.
Find your balance and harmony inside and out as you breathe, move, sweat and flow with Florblanca Pilates. Our instructors invite all travelers to indulge in Pilates during their stay at Florblanca. Learn how to protect your body and better utilize your deep core muscles. You will feel taller, longer, leaner, and more connected to your body and inner strength. Our Pilates studio is fully equipped with Pilates apparatus, and private or semi-private classes are scheduled at your convenience. Our Pilates studio is open to students of all levels. Newcomers will benefit from a personalized step by step introduction to the Pilates method, while more experienced students will get a chance to review their practice and work on more advanced exercises.
We offer private mat classes scheduled at your convenience, as well as group Pilates mat classes twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am and Saturdays at 8 am.
Fishing In Mal Pais
Fishing trips originate in the nearby town of Malpais. Your captain will be an experienced local fisherman and your catch could include tuna, mahi mahi, snapper, grouper, roosterfish, or other game fish. Off shore, your captain will point out Isla Cabo Blanco, which is the nesting point of frigate birds. Bring your fish back to the resort and our Chef will prepare it for your dinner at Nectar.
Where the road ends, just ten minutes from Florblanca, this exceptional horse tour begins in the local fishing village of Manzanillo. Enjoy horseback riding with our local guides where you are an invited guest at a private nine thousand acre working cattle ranch that borders the ocean. You may see birds, monkeys, and other wildlife as you ride along the high pastures overlooking stunning tropical landscapes and dramatic ocean vistas. A sunset ride along the beach is a must.
Come learn and enjoy the fastest growing water sport in the world. Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or "SUP" is fun, relaxing, and offers an all body workout. It's not difficult to learn, and any one of any skill level can give it a try. In a beautiful setting, you will learn all the fundamentals and techniques involved in paddle boarding. The tour begins at the soccer field in Mal Pais where you will get a twenty-minute explanation and basic instruction of the sport. Then, you will launch off the beach, and paddle south towards the famous Cabo Blanco Reserve. The view of Cabo Blanco and the tip of the peninsula are beautiful. On the return, you will paddle towards Mar Azul point. The total paddle time is approximately an hour to an hour and a half.
Mal Pais And Montezuma Waterfall Excursion With ATV
For the adventurous, a flight above the jungle canopy is a short ride away. The canopy tour is set on a sixty-acre farm that is completely untouched. You will fly above the border of Cabo Blanco with spectacular views of the Pacific. Next, ride on our all terrain vehicles with one of our guides across beautiful farmland and along the coast to Montezuma, a tranquil beach town located on the southeast corner of the peninsula. In Montezuma, you will visit a large waterfall, and if you do not have a fear of heights, you may jump off the side of the rock into the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. After hiking back down, you can lunch at a local beachfront restaurant and then stroll around town. The hike to the waterfall is intermediate. We recommend wearing shoes other than flip-flops that can get wet.
Cabo Blanco Hike With ATV
Jump on our ATV's and ride the dirt road to the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula where you arrive to your destination, Cabo Blanco National Preserve. Cabo Blanco was the first protected area in Costa Rica. Cabo Blanco has a number of different trails for all levels of hikers. Set in a moist tropical forest, this park is full of more than one hundred and fifty types of trees. The jungle trails are teeming with lush plants and flowers, and trails such as Sendero Seuco lead to the secret beach of your daydreams. After your hike, you will visit the villages of Cabuya and Montezuma. On your journey, you will see a Giant Ficus Tree (great photo opportunity), and hopefully see a variety of birds too. This tour is a great way to experience our natural and cultural surroundings.
Tortuga Island And Curu Exploration
This local excursion is the ultimate if you are looking for a full day tour to explore the Nicoya Peninsula and all its wonder. We will pick you up right in front of the hotel and take you to Curu Wildlife Refuge. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by our guide and begin a mellow hike through the refuge. On this walk, you will see all kind of birds, monkeys, and other mammals. Next, the guide will take you by boat to the spectacular Tortuga Island for snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing on the white sand beach. A traditional Costa Rican lunch is served at the island.
For the adventurous, a flight above the jungle canopy is a short ride away. The canopy tour is set on a sixty-acre farm that is completely untouched. You will fly above the border of Cabo Blanco with spectacular views of the Pacific.
Stay healthy and fit while on vacation. Return home feeling even better then when you left. Florblanca offers world-class personal training just footsteps from your villa on the resort property. Choose to train on the beach or in the comfort of the air conditioned gym. Our trainer, Jill Payne, holds a masters degree in exercise science and has developed her very own effective method of getting people ripped and lean in no time. Her unique and fun style of high intensity interval training will leave you energized for the rest of your day. Whatever your level or goals, Jill can tailor the sessions to fit your individual needs. Whether you love fitness or are just starting, you will be inspired to take it to the next level. After your workout, be sure to replenish with our complementary ice cold coconut water.
Personal and semi private sessions are available. Jill can accommodate different levels within the same semi private class.