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1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar Tacacori, Alajuela 4050 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 34 hotels in Alajuela
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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 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. The Spa provides ample opportunity to unwind, to relax, to absorb the surrounding nature. All 24 villas, each uniquely designed and set within lush foliage, have spectacular views. And three times a day, our restaurant demonstrates the role of local cuisine in giving visitors an authentic sense of place.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Stefan L wrote a review Jun 15
Worldwide11 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed there at the end of our Costa Rica-trip and payed the most per night for a place to stay. Therefore we expected some luxury and hospitality. For the price, the service was terrible. They haven't made our room despite the sign on the door and reacted very unfriendly when I ask them at 2 pm. if they couldn't clean it... The basically blamed me because I had a "do-not-disturb"-sign until 10 am. - not cool for a 4 star hotel! Breakfast was very simple ("Gallo pinto" - for real?) - no choices and again very unfriendly stuff. The room, view and garden was ok but again, way to expensive compared to other options in the region. Not recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from David Alvarado, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear S1603GUstefanl, Thank you for alerting us about your uncharacteristic experience. Xandari Resort & Spa is a unique place where guests enjoy homelike hospitality. We will review your situation in order to avoid this again. Our Gallo Pinto is part of out typical breakfast and we are really proud, but of course we will take your comments in order to provide our best service. We certainly regret not meeting your expectations. Warm regards,
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chasam212 wrote a review Apr 2021
New York City, New York41 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Had I known how nice this place was going to be I would have arrived much earlier, as opposed to late in the evening. It was my last night in Costa Rica, after a three week trip. Absolutely beautiful property and extremely well maintained. The staff as well were all so nice, Luis, Oscar and Alex. I was going to stay at a small property closer to the airport, however, this is only 20 minutes away. Luckily the other property was not available and so I got to check this out. If I need to spend a night in San Jose either before or after a flight I'll definitely want to stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from David Alvarado, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Dear Chasam, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Pura vida from Paradise!
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RosyAshley wrote a review Jun 15
214 contributions34 helpful votes
Beautiful views, great staff. The room was amazing! We were in number 21. No tv, no air conditioning. My husband hated that. We stayed here to be close to the airport for our morning flight because we were in the arenal volcano area. There were SO many bugs and ants, and to get air you have to keep the doors open. We were scared to sleep in bed because there were so many ants and other small bugs in the sheets. The spa was awesome, we did a couples massage. It was raining and that made it more relaxing. The food was ok, they were out of almost everything. The property was huge. Our legs were killing us from previous tours. We saw one waterfall and dud the easy route, we still found it difficult. We liked this hotel however would not stay for a long period of time.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David Alvarado, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 days ago
Dear RosyAshley, Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of our Resort. We are really proud of the concept of our Villas, the idea is to come and disconnect from the daily routine and discover all the benefits of our property. Our hotel is located in the mountains of the city, as you mentioned, we are near the airport, surrounded by 15 hectares of nature with 4 kilometers of trails and 5 wonderful waterfalls. I am very happy for your experience in our Spa. Pura vida,
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kassegley wrote a review May 2021
Oakland, California15 contributions16 helpful votes
We loved staying at Xandari! My son (10 years old) and I explored the amazing grounds - they have great trails to explore on site with waterfalls and so many different plants. The room was comfortable and clean, and we enjoyed the artwork and vibrant decor. Our private balcony had an expansive view. The staff was consistently warm and gracious. We particularly appreciated Alex in the restaurant (great food!) for breakfast and dinner - he was kind and helpful, very responsive. We highly recommend Xandari, especially if you are looking for a unique option only a short distance from the airport that feels a world away.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from David Alvarado, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kassegley, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. We are really proud of our property with the great trails and the amazing waterfalls. Our Chef Kenneth and our team will be really happy to read this review. Pura vida,
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Tamar E wrote a review May 2021
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Only a 20 min drive from the airport and we entered into a lush paradise with the delicate balance of wild jungle and elegant class. Xandari was truly a pleasant surprise and we are so happy we booked 3 nights! If you can, take the hike to waterfall #4 and let your senses feast on the beauty! The rooms are spacious, clean, artful with stunning views. The food and service was excellent! We highly recommend and will go back in a heartbeat
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from David Alvarado, Owner at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded May 7, 2021
Hola 1Tamar, Thank you for giving us the privilege to be your hosts during your recent trip to Costa Rica. The walk through the waterfalls is a guest favorite and I completely share your enthusiasm about it. Once again thank you. Pura vida,
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$139 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Xandari Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Xandari Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm (3.2 miles), Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (2.8 miles), and Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum (2.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xandari Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pesqueria da Limonta, Ragu, and El Chante Vegano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Xandari Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Xandari Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Xandari Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Xandari Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.