Xandari Resort & Spa

Situated in Alajuela, a small leafy town about 15 minutes’ drive from San Jose, the boutique Xandari Resort and Spa is owned by an architect and an interior designer. It has twenty four spacious, varied and individually decorated luxury villas, all with living area, bathroom and private balcony. The resort sits within a 40-acre plantation overlooking Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, and the central valley.

Breakfast may be served either on the balcony or in the dining room, which enjoys a splendid view over the central valley. The resort’s restaurant specialises in vegetarian meals.

Facilities include an orchard, a private reserve with trails and waterfalls, a TV room and two swimming pools.

There is an excellent spa at the resort hidden within the tropical gardens with five fully private treatment rooms and Jacuzzis offering picturesque views of the valley below.


Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, TV room, swimming pool,

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

There are some excellent trails here. Take the waterfall trail for some wildlife watching and be rewarded by a refreshing dip at the end (take your swimwear).

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Optional Activities

Zip-lining and forest trail hiking are available nearby.

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A leatherback turtle laying her eggs on Playa Grande. Scarlet macaws feeding and flying in early morning sunlight. The sight of a male resplendent quetzal in beautiful cloudforest. The song of the black-faced solitaire reverberating through the cloudforest. Seeing green poison-arrow and strawberry poison-dart frogs. First sights of some of the vibrant tanagers and honeycreepers. Sight of great potoo from boat on way to Corcovado. Seeing three-toed sloth and baby at Corcovado.[Some wildlife highlights]

Thoroughly enjoyed whitewater rafting on Sarapiqui despite initial trepidation! Many thanks for suggesting it. Crew were patient, encouraging and great fun. Amazed by the proximity and diversity of the birdlife. We had a thoroughly wonderful and memorable trip – thanks a million!

Ms S - Bristol