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 Resort & Spa offers the quintessential Costa Rica experience. The property’s forest reserve, with five waterfalls and miles of trails for bird-watching, provides the nature guests expect from a visit to Costa Rica. The landscaped gardens, the orchid house, and the farm all provide an additional abundance of tropical goodness. The Spa provides ample opportunity to unwind, to relax, to absorb the surrounding nature. All 24 villas, each uniquely designed and set within lush foliage, have spectacular views. And three times a day, our restaurant demonstrates the role of local cuisine in giving visitors an authentic sense of place. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xandari Resort And Spa
- Xandari Hotel Alajuela
- Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela