Short ride to/from airport. We stayed at Xandari on our way back to USA after a week in Costa Rica. We were met at the airport by the Xandari shuttle and a man holding a sign with our name on it. Gorgeous hotel and grounds. We had about 3 hours of sunlight after arriving. That was plenty of time to walk though the grounds of this old coffee plantation (no pun intended). Wonderful botanical gardens. Walked to a waterfall. Enjoyed one of the 3 beautiful swimming pools on the grounds. Our room had wonderful arched, high ceilings. Nice view of the city below. The cool air at this elevation was a welcome break after a week at the ocean. Ate at the restaurant. Good dinner and reasonably priced on the patio with the same wonderful view of the city lights below. The drive through Alajuela was quick but an interesting glimpse at one of CR's biggest cities. Would absolutely stay here again. Probably wouldn't stay more than one night. And.... The staff was excellent.
- 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 & healthy 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