Just returned after 2 nghts at Xandari. $20-$25 cab trip from San Jose airport. Up a hill with great view of city and mountains. Since it is owned by an American architect and his designer wife, the resort is like staying in a modern art museum. Our room had a stained glass window, several nice pieces of art on the wall, a great patio, and was very quiet. The breakfast was included. The melas we had were all right, but as most food in Costa Rica, not gourmet or memorable. Used a base for a tour to La Paz Waterfall. The hiking trail to several waterfalls on the property was well maintained, althoughthere are about 250 stairs:) Had a great welcome couples massage upon arrival in the spa with its own hot tub and view of the valley (reserve before you come to assure services available).
- 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