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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 3 days ago

We had 2 nights here,one at the start of our holiday and one on the last night. This hotel has the most beautiful gardens with 3swimming pools. We never did explore the whole of the gardens as they are very large and we did not have the time. We had 2 different rooms, both very large with lots of seating, very comfortable. The architecture of the whole place very Spanish and very colourful, loved it. The downside is the restaurant. There is no bar area and the food and the service disappointing. The service was extremely slow at breakfast time.

0sunflower - Ware, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated in the suburb of Alajuela, west from San Jose, the hotel is like a big garden with disseminated small houses very confortable. Large rooms and bedrooms. Big beds, etc. The restaurant is rather small but give a nice view on the valley. Personal quite gentle. Nice stay before going to Arenal.

jojisan - longvilliers

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is magnificent It is perfection personified The check in and out were seamless Our villa with a thatched palm roof was beautiful Lovely bed Spotlessly clean 3 swimming pools almost for our personal use Wonderful grounds with waterfalls The early morning walks will remain for ever Amazing flora and fauna It will always have a special place in my heart

davethedrill - hemel

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guests for lunch at the Xandari Resort & Spa. After a leisurely stroll through the incredible grounds we enjoyed a beautifully presented lunch. We were seated on an outdoor terrace overlooking an incredible expanse of scenery. We look forward to the opportunity to do this again!

jlfHensall - Hensall

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Xandari Resort as it offered simple luxury and a degree of seclusion whilst only a short journey (25 minutes) from the airport. The hotel is a delight and far removed from the routine chain hotels at the airport and avoids battling traffic into San Jose. It was a great venue to both start and end our visit to Costa Rica. The hotel is set in its own grounds and beautifully manicured gardens which boast several kilometres of trails, wonderful waterfalls, orchards, pools and jacuzzi. The rooms and suites are large, brightly coloured and decorated with stunning views from their individual verandas. Very comfortable and relaxing. We took the opportunity of booking some spa treatments on arrival and these were fantastic. Highly recommended. The food was very good with a simple but comprehensive breakfast buffet and more extensive menus for lunch and dinner. What did stand out were the excellent and friendly staff. Welcoming and warm throughout and made our stay an absolute pleasure. I’m fairly well travelled and the Xandari is a delight.

Michael B - Cambridge, United Kingdom

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