Enchanting Hotels is a collection of boutique hotels located in the most beautiful corners of Costa Rica. From the mountains to the sea, you will enjoy the best places to stay in Costa Rica with this exclusive array of unique hotels that guarantee you a wonderful time. The great news is that Enchanting Hotels welcomes a new member to its collection this month, Xandarí Resort and Spa and we are excited!
This colorful and art-inspired hotel sits on the slopes of the infamous Poas Volano. is surrounded by coffee plantations and boasts spectacular views of the Central Valley below. Its privileged location means that while surrounded by nature and landscapes, the international airport and bustle of the city below are very close by. This is what we call the best of both worlds!
Enchanting Hotel Collection is made up of 12 exclusive, boutique hotels dotted around the country in premium locations that offer a genuine Costa Rican experience. Exceptional service, amazing gastronomy, gorgeous suites, and rooms, and all within the natural beauty of Costa Rica. All the hotels are committed to sustainable practices too which is dear to Enchanting Hotel´s heart.
Xandarí Resort and Spa fits perfectly into the Enchanting Hotel Collection, so let´s have a look at what this spectacular property has for its guests.
1.Where is Xandari located?
Xandari Resort and Spa is located on the slopes of the Poas Volcano in the province of Alajuela that is west of San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. This means that while you are nestled between coffee plantations, rainforest, and wide-open views of the Central Valley, it also means you are close to the international airport, the Pacific Coast and its beaches and coastal living, and the road to the north to see the Arenal Volcano.
This beautiful mountainous region is home to some of Costa Rica´s best coffee and a number, quaint rural towns, and villages, and the warmth of the Costa Rican people, or as they are fondly called Ticos. It means you can retreat to the quiet and calm of the mountain while having the convenience of being able to get to many fantastic other places in a short time.
2. And the rooms?
Voted as a 2021 Travellers Choice by Trip Advisor, Xandari has five room categories to chose from. While each room type has its particular characteristics, what all have in common are that they are spacious, filled with natural air and light, beautifully appointed with a palette of tropically inspired colors and artwork. The colorful rooms are offset with wooden accents, lush gardens, and many with panoramic views from the terraces and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.
3. What type of amenities does Xandari have?
Xandari Resort and Spa is located on a 40-acre property that is a forest reserve and home to around 140 endemic and migratory birds, a number of waterfalls you can walk through the forest to on the several miles of trails and beautiful tropical gardens. Enjoy the closeness to nature and the possibility of viewing lots of wildlife in its natural habitat.
For the aquatic lovers, the resort has 3 pools, one that is the perfect place to admire the incredible citrus-orange sunsets and two lap pools to get in some healthy exercise during your stay. Don´t forget to relax in the hot tubs too. They are great after a day of adventure in nature.
Forget to bring a book? Not to worry as you can go and check out the small library and pick up some good reading material while hanging out by the pool or resting in your room.
4. What about the Spa?
One of Xandari´s signature spaces is the Spa Village that is set in a tropical garden at nearly 4000ft above sea level. The village has five private palm-roofed palapas, each with its own hot tub and massage table. It is here where you can enjoy a myriad of spa treatments, from massages to scrubs. The perfect setup to relax, refresh, rejuvenate and revitalize mind, body, and soul.
All oils and creams are made from natural ingredients sourced from Costa Rican plants and other sources. It is no wonder that Xandari is considered to be one of the best spas in the country. Treat yourself to a scrub or a massage while you are here.
5. Is the food good?
A farm-to-table philosophy is the basis of the Xandari gastronomical experience during each sitting. Whether you are enjoying breakfast, lunch, or dinner, freshly picked spices, herbs, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products are picked from the Xandari orchard, plantations or are locally sourced to support the community.
The Xandari restaurant is on the terrace so not only will your meals be unforgettably delicious, but the amazing views also you will have of the surrounding farms and down into the Central Valley that is home to the four largest cities, including San Jose, Costa Rica´s capital city.
Prepare yourself for a variety of delicious dishes that are a fusion of local Costa Rican, Mediterranean, and Californian-inspired flavors.
So, how about a stay at Xandari Resort and Spa? Enchanting Hotels is so excited that Xandari has joined its exclusive collection of hotels. Come and stay and see what all the excitement is about!