Tranquil resort set within a working coffee plantation, offering the allure of the Costa Rican countryside with the convenience of proximity to the airport.
Costa Rica is famous for its coffee and enchanting countryside, so where better to appreciate its bucolic charm than the cheerful Xandari Resort set within the beautiful gardens of a working coffee plantation. The pleasures of this rural setting come without sacrificing convenience: San José airport is just a 20-minute drive away, making this a perfect base for those wishing to avoid a stay in the chaotic capital.
The resort has won several awards including one for its architecture. Each of its cluster of villas has its own private terrace and is boldly decorated, with an emphasis on bright and cheerful colours that reflect the country's tropical character.
Xandari also makes the most of its charming countryside location with huge valley views from the restaurant and a number of walking trails within the grounds, including one to a picturesque waterfall. The weather can be particularly agreeable in this part of the country so you may well want to spend most of your time outside enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"Would have liked to spend longer there. Arrived at 3pm after lunch had finished, having had breakfast at 7pm in order that luggage could be collected from La Leona at that time, although our taxi(at the other end of the walk was not until 11.15am. It would have helped to know that they have an all day snack menu. Beautiful gardens with lovely trails to waterfalls. (Again quite steep ascents and descents)."JW, Northwood
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Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Consultant
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made team.
Lina Fuller - Travel Consultant
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant
It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Consultant
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.