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.
Stunning hotel. Excellent in every way. Perfect end to trip.PG, Sevenoaks
Very good to stay at for access to SJ airport. Very nice rooms, nearby roads a bit noisey at nights.GS, Taunton
"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
"Superb venue for first stop. Only disappointed that we did not have time there on arrival day as we had a late flight in. All staff were lovely!"AB, Farnham
Fantastic foodSM, Knaresborough
“For anyone with an eye for design and an appreciation of space Xandari is magical!”HB, Chichester
"Best place I have ever stayed anywhere!”DR, Bow
“Xandari is stunning, lovely gardens.”JL, Twickenham
"Xandari was beautiful in all aspects."KJ, Hatfield
TV in the room would have been a bonus for times when it rained. The communal TV room was unused and a bit gloomy. The food was excellent and the gardens beautiful. Stunning views and no real complaints.EH, Edinburgh
Very pleasant hotel, excellent staff, excellent food, interesting site.JDL St. neots
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