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Xandari Resort & Spa

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
  • 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.


#2 of 32 hotels in Alajuela
Travelers' Choice
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)
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
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Charlie D wrote a review Aug 2020
Atenas, Costa Rica461 contributions73 helpful votes
My second visit this year and I will continue to return for my needed immersions in nature and the luxurious villas and meals. It is one of the best hotels in Costa Rica and by far the best in Alajuela or near the San Jose Airport, yet a rainforest experience with waterfalls, forest trails, gardens, birds, butterflies and the friendliest service you will find anywhere. Yes, I will keep coming back, and I live just an hour away in Atenas! :-)
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: I've stayed in four different rooms and all were excellent.
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worldtraveller10538 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica59 contributions37 helpful votes
Xandari is really fabulous, set in a beautiful location on the foothills of Poas within about 20 minutes of San Jose Airport & a world away in terms of environment. 5 Stars in every respect & a real joy, gorgeous jungle location, excellent rooms & facilities including 3 pools, chilled, cool & relaxed,fantastic panoramic views from the restaurant & rooms, super friendly, welcoming, efficient & professional staff, even the Gardener's & non customer facing staff are all very nice. Lucy & Brenda on Front Desk super professional & helpful in every respect. Delicious food & great pricing. Alex the Chef unexpectedly created a birthday treat of chocolate covered strawberries for my wife's birthday thanks to the excellent customer service by the front desk. Really love the hotel, the staff & the environment & recommend it 100% to any discerning traveller, you'll want to come back time & time again & btw I am just a regular guest & feel privileged to enjoy being here & give credit where it's deserved.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
cbhillman wrote a review Mar 2020
New Salem, Massachusetts3 contributions
It is with great pleasure that I write about Xandari Resort & SPA in Alajuela, Costa Rica. It is like my home away from home. I have been coming there since the turn of the century with family and friends, returning over twenty years. It is not only the natural beauty of Xandari that has drawn me back, it is much more: the attention to details is everywhere and all centered around the comfort and pleasure of the guests. The beautiful shades of turquoise and blue that adorn the walls of the villas, the exquisite harmonious paintings that grace the walls and the colorful art objects that make each villa artistically different. The main lobby, where the dining area is located, has outside seating overlooking a lush tropical garden with the town of Alajuela in the far distance framed by mountains. The food, which is all organic is prepared and presented as a work of art. “On the house” appetizers are placed on the table each night. The Spa is beautiful appointed, and offers a wide selection of treatments, including a chocolate wrap. There are three swimming pools and two jacuzzis, all within easy walking distance. Perhaps at the top of list is the overarching spirit of welcome and caring that permeates the atmosphere. Eugenia, the local manager, and her supporting team have been and continue to be an inspiration of hospitality. The entire staff are following in her footsteps. Carol B. Hillman Harrison, NY, USA
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Eugenia Solano, General Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Ms. Carol: We could only say one thing about you like our unique, lovable guest who inspires us to continue delivering the best of ourselves to make our customers delighted during their stay at our Resort: GRACIAS!! And we are already looking forward to having you back next year! Pura Vida!
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mdkCochin wrote a review Mar 2020
Kochi (Cochin), India59 contributions15 helpful votes
We started our birding tour of Costa Rica at Xandari resort & spa . From the airport its a short drive to Xandari . What a pleasant experience Right from being greeted at the airport to Check in . The property itself is set in a well landscaped forest with amazing bird life . The staff is amazing . From the GM Eugenia to all the staff alway willing to help and give useful tips. The view of the city San Jose in the night is not to be missed. A great start to our birding tour . Also to mention the breakfast and lunch was super . It’s nice to sit on the veranda of the restaurant for your meals
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Eugenia Solano, General Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 20, 2020
We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a great review of your recent stay with us. It is always great to share the beautiful grounds that our property has and the unique experiences we have crafted around them. We look forward to having you back on your next expedition to Costa Rica so we could continue admiring the incredible pictures you capture of our nature! Pura vida!
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Janet-Hamilton wrote a review Mar 2020
Puckeridge, England3 contributions
The rooms are lovely with a spectacular view. The grounds are amazing. Beautifully kept with colourful plants trees and buildings. Everything is clean and tidy. The food is lovely. All of the staff are friendly helpful and efficient. The trails are amazing. Well worth the effort. The pools are spectacular. A perfect holiday hotel
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Eugenia Solano, General Manager at Xandari Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Janet: We really appreciate your encouraging words to continue offering the Xandari experience at its best and we look forward to having you back on your next trip to Costa Rica. Pura vida! Eugenia
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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, El Chante Vegano, and Jalapenos Central.
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.