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1 km northwest of El Diamante Bar Tacacori, Alajuela 4050 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • 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.
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Updated 08/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 35 hotels in Alajuela
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Spa
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Desk
Private balcony
Room service
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Kitchenette
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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JakeAdams72 wrote a review Jan 19
Delray Beach, Florida82 contributions76 helpful votes
Nearly 10 years ago, I stayed with two good friends to a big birthday celebration. Now, I am back — with my wife of two years. I’ve long wanted to return, and I’m glad we did. Romantic. Magical. Safe. That’s the start when looking at the positives. This resort is amazing… but not for everyone. First, the rooms have their quirks — blinds that had come off the track on our final night, ants marching, and a palmetto bug in our bed alcove too. It’s “glamping” as my wife joked. There is no TV; we watched Netflix on our laptop as the Villa (no. 15) has WiFi that is very good but has ultra high security so you can’t access many news websites for what it is worth. The bath products are eco friendly and are okay. We did yoga with hotel mats and loved that. Plus, our patio was huge and we could see the Pacific Ocean! Now — the barking dog issue isn’t different than 10 years ago so earplugs are a must. Random prescribed burns are a way of life — smoke comes and goes. The restaurant was superb at every meal. Kendal at the front desk and Alex (Northridge guy!) in the restaurant were standouts as was Luis at the main desk. The spa was a delight and YOLO experience at very fair prices. Now … the pools. The sunset pool is far for some but ask for a golf cart if you don’t want the far walk. It has an unreal view and jacuzzi adjacent. And the nature? One day we hiked 5km and saw in the property waterfalls. We planted a tree on a holiday in Israel when one plants trees. And it is all 22 minutes from the airport. TAKE A TAXI AND REQUEST ONE WITH A CREDIT CARD. The taxis are cheap and reliable. And they can handle potholes galore on roads suffering from COVID. On that subject — Costa Rica is very good with protocols for safety and air travelers should plan on being at the airport 3.5 to 4 hours before departing if you use the Lab Echandi testing site. For 65 USD PP it is worth the 1 hour rapid test needed to board a flight to the USA. Little negative things were greatly outnumbered by positives and would return in a heartbeat. Just don’t expect a TV, or superior bath products. And the bugs … they’re hygienic.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Carla M wrote a review Jan 13
42 contributions67 helpful votes
PROS: hotel is located near the airport (30 min or less), with lots of hiking trails with different levels of effort, local cuisine menu, and many pools, the rooms are enormous . beautiful views of downtown and airport. CONS: the whole infraestructure needs better maintenance, specially the smaller pools, jacuzzi was not working . Is overpriced for the amenities it offers (and not all of them working at this time) Also, we were told that year end dinner was mandatory, fine , we were planning to attend anyway, but even though we flagged our seafood allergies 2 weeks before arrival... the staff was not prepared since they worked a one menu for all, so we had to skip on two courses... but pay the full price. And the dinner quality / cost ratio was not as expected.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Lulupop wrote a review Jan 7
Paris, France32 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wow! Fantastic views, great decoration, large guest rooms with an amazing terrace. The waterfall ms the swimming pools especially the one heated are great. The nature is incredible and everything is well taken care of. Food is great and the staff really welcoming and caring. I recommend it!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Maria Fernanda Montoya Mora, Otro at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Lucilepop. Our prime location allow us to give you many possibilities to enjoy the area much more. Thank you so much for your lovely review about our property. Everything we do is thinking in the best experience for all our clients. Best Regards, Pura vida.
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mrsshelts wrote a review Jan 4
Jersey, United Kingdom62 contributions42 helpful votes
The first stop on our Costa Rican journey and we will be back. The room was stunning the pools gorgeous and the trails we lovely. The food was lovely and service was friendly and helpful. The views from the room, restaurant and the pools were amazing! The artwork and the attention to detail with the trails. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Maria Fernanda Montoya Mora, Otro at Xandari Resort & Spa
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Dear mrsshelts We are so delighted to read your review. Our main goal it is to offer the best side of Costa Rica to all our guests. Thank you for taking the time to write your comment, we really appreciate that. Best regards, Pura vida.
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Elizabeth F wrote a review Dec 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida16 contributions1 helpful vote
Can’t say enough about this wonderful gem of a place. Staff was super accommodating and friendly. Food was delicious. Views are unbeatable. My boyfriend and I had the pool & hottub to ourselves every day. We loved hiking to the waterfalls in the mornings. Great workout! Also, plenty of nature to roam around and get lost in exploring. Super comfortable spot. Only 15 minutes drive from the airport! I would definitely stay again and next time try the spa :)
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Maria Fernanda Montoya Mora, Otro at Xandari Resort & Spa
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Dear Elizabeth Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in Xandari. Tranquility, natural abundance and hospitality are the actors that make up the concept that we want our visitors to take away with them. Our staff is pleasant to serve you, we hope to see you soon. Pura Vida.
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$139 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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xandari resort and spa, xandari hotel alajuela
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaAlajuela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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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, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Xandari Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Taj Mahal - An Ethnic Indian Restaurant, and Pesqueria da Limonta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Xandari Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Xandari Resort & Spa offers airport transportation 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.
Are pets allowed at Xandari Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Xandari Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.