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A unique creation with tropical colours and contemporary design
Xandari is set in Tacacorí de Alajuela on a ridge overlooking Costa Rica’s majestic Central Valley in the foothills of Poas Volcano, 1200 meters above sea level. We’re 20 minutes (10 kilometers) from Juan Santa Maria International Airport, but a world away.
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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 tht 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.
Architecture and art are highlights of the Xandari experience in Costa. Twenty-four spacious villas are surrounded by lush gardens, with terraces facing spectacular views of Costa Rica’s majestic Central Valley. Each is a unique creation, with tropical colors and contemporary design.
Xandari is only 5km (3mi) north of the city of Alajuela, known as the “City of Mangos” because of the incredible amount of mango trees growing in its parks and squares, especially the Central Park. Alajuela has a warm climate and friendly people; many points of interest like the Municipal Theater, Central Market, Cathedral, Cultural Center, History Museum and others can be reached on foot once you’re in town, and are definitely worth seeing.
On Fridays and Saturdays a short visit to the Farmer's Market is highly recommended to experience a particularly local slice of life. The province of Alajuela has the highest coffee and cane sugar cultivation in the country, and also boasts a good deal of dairy production, and several of Costa Rica’s best-known volcanoes, such as Poás, Arenal, and Rincón de la Vieja, which are all national parks.
Designed with relaxation in mind, most of our 24 villas feature private terraces with panoramic views and private gardens. Our original 17 villas and 2 lap swimming pools are on the East Hill, with easy access to the Main Building, which houses our Reception, Restaurant, a full bar, local arts and crafts shop, and a TV/DVD Room.
Room Types: Prima, Prima Plus, Ultra, Ultra Plus & Star Villa
Xandari’s terrace restaurant features a variety of healthy choices, from Costa Rican specialties to Californian and Mediterranean cuisines. Our farm-to-table menu begins at breakfast and continues through lunch and dinner, featuring fruits, vegetables and dairy items grown in our own plantations with all-natural methods.
Our heard gardener, José Luis Ballestero, has bred orchids over the last thirty years, displaying them in both national and international expositions and winning ribbons for his exemplary Costa Rican specimens every time. Visit the Orchid House, just below the restaurant, to see some of the floral beauty that we care for, or enjoy the orchid displays in our reception and bar area that rotate from the greenhouse itself.
Our 125-foot Sunset Pool overlooks the Central Valley, but we also have two other heated lap swimming pools. All the pools are saline-treated rather than chlorinated, and two of them have solar panels to keep the water extra warm. Two of the pools have a hot tub alongside them.
The Spa at Xandari Costa Rica provides ample opportunity to unwind, relax, and absorb the surrounding nature. Each of our five private, palm-roofed jalapas has its own hot tub and massage table, where you can enjoy one of our many treatment options, from scrubs to massages, with a full view of the Central Valley. The Special Feature at Xandari Spa Village is your own palm-roofed jalapa with an open-air jacuzzi, perched on a hill overlooking the Central Valley.
Our aim is to reduce the environmental impact of Xandari more and more each year, and to protect the nature reserve that makes up a large percentage of our property. Xandari is pretty good at the basics, with a comprehensive recycling program; waste byproducts being composted and used to fertilize our gardens; fruits and vegetables grown organically on-site; and laundry dried outdoors in the sun as often as possible. We also encourage and help preserve the local culture of surrounding villages.
About three miles of wooded trails wind through our 12-acre forest reserve, which includes a small river with several waterfalls. We offer a daily waterfall and nature tour that lasts around two hours and is a great way to explore the private reserve and the Costa Rican forest within.