July 19, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 1 day ago

Do not let yourself be underwhelmed by the tiny and dull complementary breakfast and gallo pinto. Xandari's kitchen staff know their craft: great desserts, ceviche and mushrooms! Lush gardens carefully kept, cute colorful rooms, and beautiful surroundings help build a cozy and pleasant environment. The staff is super friendly and polite (kudos to Tracy, one of the nicest, most helpful and knowledgeable guides we've met). Dont miss the jacuzzi with herbal treatment... simply unbeatable! I highly recommend this hotel to small groups looking for peace, quiet and healthy food. Just a suggestion: since the owners run hotels in Kerala (and being that region so close to my heart) why not adding a small Kerala garden?

Li R

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Having stayed at Xandari twice during our holiday in Costa Rica. It is perfectly located, approximately 20 minutes away from the airport. The hotels has its own hiking trials with waterfalls along the way. The rooms/villa's are nicely located, we stayed in the Star Villa close to the beautiful infinity pool. The staff at Xandari is very helpful and provides everything we needed during our stay. The very good and extensive breakfast is served in the restaurant with courteous San Jose Central Valley views. The only thing that could be improved is the speed of the wifi connection. I would definitely visit Xandari again!

Vincent G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens at Xandari Resort are spectacular (they have 10 gardeners on staff) and as I walked through the main area I felt like I could be walking through the world during the time of the dinosaurs. This was our last stop before returning home and it was truly the relaxing experience I was hoping for. The casita was so appealing esthetically that it was really a joy to stay at this facility. I enjoyed both dinner and breakfast and loved the fact that the rains cooperated and stopped in time for dinner each night and the sky completely cleared so we could dine overlooking the city lights of the central valley.

Sarah D

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived after an 11 hour flight from London. The hotel is only 20 minutes from the airport but seems a world away in large grounds. Large rooms, big balconies with great views. Restaurant had a good menu and a view over the valley. The grounds had some interesting walking trails. Regretted only spending a night but a great choice after a long flight as opposed to trekking into San Jose.

GSUKKENT - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alas we only had one night at this beautiful hotel. I am not a fan of resort hotels but this is unlike any other resort I have seen. There are three swimming pools, so each attracts only a small number of guests, the ground are enormous and beautifully maintained and the rooms are large colorful and comfortable. We loved the bright colours used everywhere that gave such an exotic joyful feel plus the view from our room was astounding especially at night displaying the lights of San Jose with tiny aircraft landing and taking off from the airport in the distance. The staff were excellent (with the exception of one waiter who was not happy to bring our lunch poolside) and the food was some of the best we had in Costa Rica. We would not hesitate to return.

wimble52 - London SW

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