We just returned from staying at Xandari on out last night in Costa Rica and I was completely impressed. Our taxi driver found the little oasis and we were warmly welcomed at check-in with the best fruit smoothie I've ever tasted...walked to our room (we had the mid-level priced villa of the three levels) which was just lovely, very private, full of color and interesting art pieces, well-appointed and very clean. The grounds are immaculate, beautifully landscaped and groomed...until you go on the waterfall hike, and then you get into some beautiful mini-jungle along a well-kept path that is cut into the hills (313 steps coming back up!). The swimming pools are so peaceful, the views gorgeous...great little gift shop with locally crafted pieces of which I purchased several...the restaurant has a killer view, day or night, of the city of Alajuela and a bit of San Jose. The menu is quite varied, very reasonably priced, they have a full bar, and the food was delicious. My 8-year-old son had stuffed mushrooms that he is still talking about, my boyfriend had super sea bass and I had a Costa Rican upscale taco plate with terrific homemade guacamole, open-faced homemade chicken tacos. The complimentary breakfast spread in the morning was also fabulous and fueled us for our hike, followed by a soak in the hot tub before we, unfortunately, had to hop into the complimentary car and get a ride to the airport. Our next visit to Costa Rica will be planned around another stay at Xandari.
- 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