The first thing that hits you about Xandari as you drive up to the reception area is the unique architecture of the resort and beautifully-maintained gardens. We have never stayed in such a place before.
On arrival we were greeted and taken to reception where the receptionist (I think her name was Eloise) talked about the property & showed us to our bungalow. She obviously took great pride in her surroundings and having stayed there for only one night it is easy to understand why.
I got the impression that most guests tend to use it for only one night as a stopover as it is close to the airport. This is such a shame as the resort has such a lot to offer.
Early morning we took a walk to the waterfalls and it is well worth the hike to the 70ft waterfall. It is nearly all downhill to get there and we feared the trek back up to the resort but in the end it wasn't too bad.
The bungalow was very roomy, a magnificent view from our balcony, a mini-bar including free drinks, great food in the restaurant, the orchid house is also worth a visit. It is said that there is not much to do there but trips to Poas and Lapaz waterfalls are easily achievable during the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xandari Resort And Spa
- Xandari Hotel Alajuela
- Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica/Alajuela