We've been to Costa Rica 14 times and traveled throughout the entire country where we've stayed at both very high end hotels and more reasonable eco-lodges. Once we discovered Xandari about 10 years ago, we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else at the beginning and/or end of our vacations! It's that special to us. First of all, the location is only 15 minutes from the airport and they provide free pick up service. The resort itself is beautiful with lovely gardens, two small swimming pools and one newer larger one, and spacious, very nicely decorated rooms and artistically designed public areas; the spa is stunning and they provide wonderful treatments. The dining room overlooks Alajuela and is really pretty at night when you're eating under the stars. There are several hikes on the premises and there are a variety of day trips you can arrange through the hotel if you want to see some of the sights. The food is very good and reasonably priced. What makes Xandari so special is the management and service; everyone is very helpful and we've never had a problem with any of our arrangements. We were married there 7 years ago and had 30 guests who still talk about how wonderful their experience was while at the resort. Five years later, we celebrated our anniversary there with 16 friends and it was the same experience for all of us. This year we returned again with 6 friends and nothing's really changed. Some of the reviews mention there isn't a lot to do, and in a sense, that's why we love to begin and end our trips there; in between, we enjoy the wonderful, diverse areas in the rest of the country.....the cloud forests, rainforests, and beaches. Overall, Xandari is one of our all time favorites!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xandari is a 40-acre plantation with botanical gardens, orchid house and over 5 kms of nature trails including five waterfalls. Xandari is the creation of an architect-artist couple, with 24 spacious villas overlooking the Central Valley. Only 20 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport. In addition, three fabulous swimming pools, including the new 125 ft. Long Sunset Pool with a stunning view, and two outdoor jacuzzis. The restaurant serves fresh, continental and Costa Rican menu, featuring many organic fruits and vegetables from our own gardens. Xandari Spa Village is harmoniously integrated with nature and consists of a Yoga Room and five private palm-roofed jalapas with jacuzzi perched on a mountain ridge, where natural ingredients are used in massages and body treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xandari Resort And Spa
- Xandari Hotel Alajuela
- Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela