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Xandari Resort & Spa in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Immerse yourself in lush tropical beauty, surrounded by 40 acres of vibrant landscape high above Costa Rica's Central Valley, and soak in the sunny skies of Xandari Resort & Spa. Just outside of San Jose, this amazing resort - with approximately three miles of scenic trails, a river and waterfalls - will show you the true wonder of Central America. Stunning guest villas offer flowing architecture that winds through the gardens and creates a modern-meets-tropical design that is at once elegantly stunning and gracefully tranquil. Bright and open rooms are spacious and breezy, with gleaming tiled floors, pure white walls, and vivid colorful accents - all tied in to the rich wood décor and furniture. Brilliant natural light streams in through large sliding glass doors, while the views from private garden terraces will truly take your breath away.

As the sun rises over the valley take a leisurely morning stroll through the resort's botanical gardens, feeling the cool breeze as it carries the myriad songs of birds. Enjoy a hike along 4 kilometers of trails through the dense jungles around the resort, following the Tacacori River to five magical waterfalls and cooling off with a dip in the pools. Venture out on a bird watching tour in the morning, followed by a walk through the greenhouse and farmyard, then stretch out by the pool for an afternoon cocktail. Take a day out in the valley for the Doka Coffee Tour, where you will learn all about the process of making coffee and can even pick your own. In the evening make your way into downtown San Jose to stroll d6own the beautifully lit streets, shopping in boutiques and charming local shops, stopping for a drink at a café, and delving into the fabulous street food. With the sun setting over the valley now, after a full day of adventure and relaxation, return to the resort for dinner at the restaurant, where delicious Costa Rican cuisine is served outside as the sky becomes fiery reds and purples until the stars come out.

Location of Xandari Resort & Spa

Xandari Resort & Spa
APDO 1485-4050
Alajuela, Costa Rica

Nearest Airport: SJO

Amenities for Xandari Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 19 Villas
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • Lap Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • No Televisions or Telephones
  • Private Terraces
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Bird Watching
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Honeymoons & Romance

Reviews for Xandari Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 16 hours ago

Only stayed one night but found this place idyllic. Airport pickup and drop off were faultless and quicker than heading into San Jose proper. The check in was easy and Felipe was a great host on arrival. I ate at the restaurant in the evening and can’t recommend it enough for natural ingredients, presentation and service. Breakfast was equally good, superb banana bread. But above all it was the stylish Vila with its panoramic view and the stunning grounds with waterfalls that capture me. I will be back.

Daran71 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We decided to stay a little farther from the airport so that we could be at a boutique type hotel. Xandari was a great choice. Only 20 minutes from the airport, but very quiet and secluded. The rooms and resort were elegantly decorated with great art and art work and the pool was nice. The dinner food was just so-so but I loved the pina coladas. Breakfast was included and it was a good spread of varying breads; fruit; and eggs. Prices were a little more expensive than a standard Hyatt or Hampton, but well worth it.

Lori K - Scottsdale, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first stop in CR as we arrived late afternoon after a long flight from the UK. They arranged for a car to pick us up - probably more than we would have paid in a taxi at $33 but an easy start to our stay. The hotel has a stunning look out back towards SJ, high up in the hills, and overlooking a large garden. All the rooms seem to look out over the same view and our room was huge with a large and fairly private balcony/patio. I would not say its a posh hotel but it comes with 2 pools and a spa. The restaurant looks out over the valley and you see the lights of SJ in the evening. Service was excellent we thought the servers were very friendly and professional. Food was very good as well which is helpful as there didn't seem to be any other local choices. If you have time there are some walks to the small waterfalls in the grounds. The only disappointment was staying for 1 night.

JamieHerts - Harpenden, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent, perfect hotel , huge room with terrace and San José view, perfect restaurant, perfect pools, perfect garden, perfect staff, i highly recommand this resort on a hill above San José, perfect view,

Olivier P - Lamorlaye, France

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on the first night of our holiday to Costa Rica. The grounds are amazing to walk around the views are stunning. My children loved the sunset pool and jacuzzi. We ate in the restaurant in the evening where the staff were very pleasant and helpful and the food was lovely. Breakfast was a small selection but was nice. We especially liked the home made granola bars and banana bread. The only downsides for me were that there were not enough towels provided at the pool and we also only had two towels in our room. Check in was also a bit slow as a few of us who were all on the same flight had arrived st the same time. I would also recommend taking ear plugs as you can hear the planes flying overhead and we were woken several times in the night by dogs barking. However, these are only minor points and I would definitely recommend this place for a quick stopover if you are arriving into San Jose as it is only 25 minutes by far from the airport.

Jinster68 - London, United Kingdom

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