Xandari Resort and Spa

Community, Collaboration, and Conservation are the pillars of Xandari’s model, an artistic boutique hotel with tropical colored walls and rooms filled with contemporary lines and amenities. Xandari is located on a ridge overlooking the Central Valley in Alajuela, a 20-minute ride from the Juan Santamaria airport (SJO). It is a 40-acre property with numerous walking trails and gardens, making it the perfect two-tothree-night retreat for couples, families, or small groups with a special interest in nature, hikes, birding, art, and/or spa opportunities.

Xandari has 23 villas divided between four different categories – Prima, Prima Plus, Ultra, and Ultra Plus. Room categories have either king or two queen beds and feature mini fridge, safe, hairdryer, coffee maker, and furnished balcony with panoramic views of the Central Valley. There is also a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Star Villa which features a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, large terrace, and is the only category with TV. Complimentary Wi-Fi and TV with DVD library are available in the main lobby/lounge area. Breakfast is included with your stay.

A number of on site amenities and services are available directly at Xandari for guests to enjoy. There are nearly 3-miles of trail that wind through primary forest and alongside five different waterfalls (one being 60-70 feet tall). Explore the trail loops on your own or sign up for a daily guided nature or bird watching tour ($15 per person). Over 140 species of both resident Costa Rican birds as well as migratory North American birds have been spotted on the private reserve. After breakfast make sure to experience a guided tour of Xandari’s garden, farm, and medicinal plants ($15 per person) or check-out the award winning orchids in the Orchid House. For those looking for a bit more relaxation, there are two lap pools, each with adjacent Jacuzzi tubs and a 125-foot sunset pool with sweeping views of the Central Valley. For the ultimate wellness experience, we highly recommend a spa treatment in The Spa Village, offering a variety of wraps (the chocolate wrap is heavenly), scrubs, massages and facials in one of five private, palm-roofed palapas, each with its own hot tub. Chicken coop, countless fruit trees, gardens, and onsite greenhouse provide organic produce used for farm-to-table dishes in the main restaurant. For those quick afternoon rain showers, a library, ping-pong table, and TV/DVD room is available in the main building.

  • Located in the Central Valley mountains, 20 minutes from SJO airport
  • 23 Villas and a 2-bedroom Star Villa
  • Each room features king bed or two queens, coffee maker, safe, and furnished terrace with Central Valley views
  • Breakfast included
  • 2 lap pools each with adjacent Jacuzzi and a sunset pool
  • Farm-to-table dining in their main restaurant
  • The Village Spa offers 5 private palapa rooms complete with personal Jacuzzi
  • Nearly 3-miles of trails
  • Orchid House
  • Library, ping pong, and TV/DVD room
  • Organic and/or locally sourced ingredients used in the restaurant and spa
  • Onsite daily tours include waterfall/nature hike, early-morning bird watching, garden and farm tour, and medicinal plants
  • Plant a tree program
  • Travel+Leisure Hotel
  • National Geographic Expeditions base camp
  • Level 4 CST certification (Certificate for Sustainable Tourism)