Travel + Leisure Top 10
Central & South American Resorts
Trip Advisor Travelers Choice
10 Best Luxury Hotels,
Central & South America
World Travel Award
Costa Rica’s Leading Spa Resort
Fodor’s Choice
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica
Xandari Resort & Spa Costa Rica

“My wife and I have rarely felt more comfortable, more impressed and genuinely and thoroughly satisfied with any hotel or resort as we have with Xandari. It is a rare gem.”  
Andy & Monica Ostroy, NY

“Gracious people, stunning art, delectable meals, curving architecture that repeatedly pleased our eyes, leisurely laps in the pool… a feast for body and spirit.”
Dick & Mary Smythe, WA

"It all adds up to the most impressive
resort/hotel I have ever seen.
Clearly it's a labor of love and creativity,
and your guests respond to the
environment and feel privileged to be
here. Thank you for an inspirational
creation."Alan Twigg
"Xandari is wonderful - for the mind,
the soul, the heart and the eye."
Jo & Doug Pike

Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 24 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica, and only 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport. At an elevation of 3900 feet (1200 meters), Xandari enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year.

“The combination of art and architecture, landscape and hospitality, efficient and relaxed yet always dignified service... freedom of expression bursting everywhere like flowers, the spilling of bold colors.”Alan Twigg 

Each spacious villa, surrounded by gardens, has a large view terrace for enjoying the sunset and lights of the valley at night, plus a walled–in terrace for privacy and solitude.

"It's inspiring to see a place created from a vision... such an expression of love, art, contribution to others!”B. Pogorel 

Our spa village is set in a tropical garden and includes 5 private palm–roofed jalapas with jacuzzis and a picturesque view of the Central Valley. Enjoy a massage, mud wrap, facial, and various exotic body treatments with a distinctive Costa Rican flavor.

"I'm enchanted by the idea of hot tubs on the hillside! The spa is magical. There's a sensitivity and gentleness."K. Messitt 

Our indoor/outdoor restaurant features a healthy continental and Costa Rican menu. Many of the fruits and vegetables are from our own organic greenhouse, orchard and gardens. Dine in intimate and elegant simplicity while enjoying a panoramic view of the Central Valley.

"We love Xandari. You have the perfect combination of elegance and comfort, without the pretension and over-solicitiousness of other comparable hotels."
Alison Tinsley


Swimming. Swim in one or two 60ft. long lap pools, or our 125ft. long sunset pool overlooking the Central Valley. Sunbathe on the pool terraces.

Original art is everywhere at Xandari… paintings, tapestries, mosaics, quilts, stained glass, collage, sculpture.

"I would describe my stay at Xandari like a combination of the service of the Four Seasons meets the Garden of Eden meets Matisse who meets my grandmother's kitchen."Ann Harmon, NY

Gardens and Trails.
Stroll through botanic gardens interspersed with sculpture. A wide range of plants are identified. Hike over 4 kilometers of private scenic trails to intimate river vistas and dramatic waterfalls. Visit our orchid house and greenhouse.

“The trails and waterfalls were of a caliber we would expect to find at a National Park... the best resort we have ever visited... a wonderful experience.”
Dean & Ruth Baker


Environmental Program. Xandari is dedicated to a comprehensive program to diminish the environmental impact of our hotel operations and to return much of the land to its original natural beauty. Participate in this program by planting a tree.

“We have never been to a place where the imprint of human creativity is so well balanced with the beauty of nature.”Hap & Liz Parker, Liza Okoniewski

Architecture. Xandari has been named by Star Services as one of the nine outstanding hotels in the world for best authentic architecture.

"In my 45+ years of travel, I rate this as a 6-star and the finest design and layout of any! The beauty, the design, the art, the grounds - fantastic!"
Rich Short & Marilyn Moss


Day Trips.  Experience the variety of activities in our area. See the Poas Volcano and explore its surroundings, go river rafting, swim through the rainforest canopy, tour a coffee processing plant, enjoy a round of golf,  and more.
(Click on “Activities.”)

"The positives abound all around this dream come true called Xandari... from concept to construction to completion, exterior and interior... this precipice on Mount Ecstasy is a special place."Joe Muelke