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
Nearest Airport: SJO
Amenities for Xandari Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 19 Villas
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Outdoor Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Outdoor Whirlpools
- Lap Pools
- In-Room Amenities
- No Televisions or Telephones
- Private Terraces
- Bird Watching
- Active & Adventure
- Honeymoons & Romance
Reviews for Xandari Resort & Spa
We took a redeye from Los Angeles and Xandari not only sent a driver to retrieve us from the airport, but they fed us breakfast on arrival while they readied our room and allowed us to check in well before 10 AM! We actually stayed here for two nights on our way into San Jose and on our way out of San Jose. The first room was larger than the second but both were adequately sized with all of the necessary amenities. Be forewarned: there is no A/C, but the rooms remain at a comfortable temperature and there are fans if need be. There are gorgeous views from each room that can be viewed from a private balcony as well as a magnificent view from the main lobby and restaurant area. There is an infinity pool and jacuzzi and the pool area is nice to lay out at. The hotel itself is situated on a large plot of land that has hiking trails! We walked around them on the morning before we left the city and stumbled upon a grand waterfall. There is a spa, but we did not utilize it. We came in what is typically the rainy season (August); though it did rain for about an hour each day around 1300 or so, it was still super lovely. It really only rained through to the nighttime once or twice in fifteen days, but it was still nice coming from a drought stricken Los Angeles area. Do not be deterred! If you're staying in San Jose, definitely stay here!
While planning our family trip to Costa Rica, I read one comment that resonated with me. The writer posed the question: do you want your Costa Rican experience to begin after you spend a "restful" night at a motel or hotel near the airport in San Jose, have breakfast, and then finally get out into the country -- or do you wish for it to begin immediately? We chose "immediately", and selected Xandari as what appeared to be the most authentic yet luxurious of the options just outside of town. With spectacular views, colorful and spacious surroundings, comfortable beds, excellent food, and terrifically nice people, this was a five star stay. Thank you, Xandari!
zystar - Camarillo, California
We had the pleasure to stay at this resort as part of our holiday package. What a surprise to get a harbour view room with a deck. The intimate courtyard surrounding the pool was very homely and the staff were amazing. The breakfast was cooked fresh for every guest that could be selected from a menu. ...much better than the usual hotel breakfast buffet. Great location and when we needed to find a bar it was only a short walk to seagulls restaurant for beer or wine. No alcohol served at xandari but that was fine. The pool overlooking the harbour was very appealing too. Shopping right outside of hotel was very convenient too.
aussieTRAVELLER061 - Adelaide, Australia
We just stayed for one night after arriving in Costa Rica. The staff were lovely, the room huge (we are a family of 4 and there was tonnes of space), the gardens were gorgeous, food yummy and pools great (esp Sunset pool.)
LucyRu - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
My family and I spent 1 day (lunch and dinner) at this resort. The food was outstanding (at a reasonable price). The villa (plus) had a beautiful view of San Jose, along with very comfortable beds, and the hospitality was exceptional. We would definitely stay at this resort again.
Lindast8888 - Waynesboro, Pennsylvania