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The Xandari Resort & Spa in Alajuela is set on a former coffee plantation, with the 40 acre reserve located only 25 minutes from the center of San José. The 24 spacious villas and gardens have been designed and furnished with original paintings, mosaics, tapestries, stained glass and sculptures making the Xandari a truly unique experience.

The modern spa facilities set within tropical gardens offer a diverse range of treatments, and there are three well presented swimming pools. An onsite restaurant serves continental and Costa Rican cuisine using ingredients from the hotel's greenhouse, orchard and gardens. You can also enjoy a hike along four kilometers of private trails passing waterfalls along the way.


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Tour ideas in San José & Central Valley

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Xandari Resort & Spa as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    • Junior suite Higueron, Finca Rosa Blanca
      Responsible Choice

      Finca Rosa Blanca

      San José & Central Valley

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Café Britt Coffee Excursion
      Cafe Britt Coffee Show

      Café Britt Coffee Excursion

      Café Britt Coffee Excursion

      Traditionally dressed guides will take you on an interactive tour around the six acres of coffee fields, tropical gardens and coffee processing facilities. The volcanic views from the plantation are spectacular along with those of the Central Valley.

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    • Pacuare River Rafting
      River-rafting, Costa RIca

      Pacuare River Rafting

      Pacuare River Rafting

      This heart-thumping trip takes you along the Pacuare River's grade III and IV rapids, which wind their way through stunning virgin rainforest where a huge diversity of animals, birds and butterflies can be seen along the river's edge.

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    • Rain Forest Aerial Tram
      Howler monkey

      Rain Forest Aerial Tram

      Rain Forest Aerial Tram

      The 2.6 km long ride lasts about 90 minutes and takes you on a fascinating journey through the canopy which is one of the most biologically diverse rainforests in Costa Rica.

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    San José & Central Valley and nearby places