Finca Rosa Blanca
Chosen by the Rainforest Alliance as a standard-setter of sustainable tourism in 2010, Finca Rosa Blanca, in the central highlands of Costa Rica, offers thematically decorated luxury accommodation without the ecological guilt. Coffee lovers can wake up to a hot cup, while learning the intricacies of growing and roasting organic coffee on the resort’s 30-acre farm. Other activities include climbing 4,000 feet on horseback to the Barva Volcano, taking a dance lesson from the neighborhood folkloric ballet group, or exploring the rare wildlife in nearby Braulio Carillo National Park. As expected, the restaurant serves organic Costa Rican fare sourced from its own gardens and surrounding farms.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.