The Enchanting Hotels Collection! Beautiful, best and boutique! Part 1

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Enchanting is the perfect description of the Enchanting Hotels Collection of boutique properties in the most beautiful places of Costa Rica. This carefully hand-picked assemble of independently owned, sustainable, boutique hotels in the four corners and in between of stunning Costa Rica represent the very best of this diverse country. What more can we say. The Enchanting Hotels Collection! Beautiful, best, and boutique.

As 2022 has started with new beginnings, the thrill of travel running through our veins and borders reopening to welcome eager wanderlusts from these extraordinary times, Costa Rica is yet again, appearing on the best places to visit in the world. So, pull out the luggage from storage, check the passport validity and book those tickets to paradise. Enchanting Hotels has the best places to stay in Costa Rica where privacy, seclusion, great food, and amazing experiences in nature await!

So, let’s begin our two-part enchanting journey around Costa Rica and meet our best boutique hotels that offer all the comforts you deserve. During this first part of the journey, we will travel through the busy Central Valley, the colorful Caribbean, and the green of Monteverde.

The Hotel Don Ernesto, a new member of the Enchanting Collection
  1. Central Valley

The Central Valley is where all the action is when it comes to bustling cities as it is home to the four largest cities in Costa Rica, including the capital of San Jose. Over the years, Alajuela, Heredia, and Cartago have merged with San Jose and it is difficult to see where one ends and the other begins.

The Juan Santamaria International Airport, Costa Rica´s busiest airport, is located in the Central Valley that is bordered by high mountains that are covered with coffee plantations, protected areas, and some live volcanoes too!

It is also home to two Enchanting Hotels that offer distinct, yet unique experiences of Central Valley living.

  • Studio Boutique Hotel, Santa Ana

Studio Boutique Hotel in the trendy western suburb of Santa Ana and Lindora is not just a hotel, it has one of Costa Rica´s most important and prestigious art collections. This means your stay at Studio Boutique Hotel is an artistic experience as well as a truly comfortable one.

Located just minutes from the Juan Santamaria Airport, major shopping, and corporate centers, Studio Hotel also has a gourmet restaurant, covered pool, and gym. It is also close to the downtown with its cultural and historical richness.

  • Xandari Resort & Spa, Poas Volcano

Xandari Resort & Spa is the newest member of the Enchanting Hotels luxury collection and what a beautiful addition to the family. This mountain hotel offers the best of both worlds with the serenity of the mountain and the conveniences of the city. It is also a short, scenic drive from the Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Xandari sits on the slopes of the Poas Volcano and is surrounded by coffee plantations, forest and has some of the best views of the Central Valley to enjoy, and that includes incredibly beautiful sunsets.  It offers the perfect setting for a relaxing stay immersed in color, art, tropical gardens, and a world-class spa to pamper and renew.

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Beautiful beaches, lush rainforest and delicious food!
  1. Caribbean

The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is a sight to see. From the Central Valley, your first introduction is a ride down onto the coastal lowlands through the dense rainforest that looks like wallpaper against the near-vertical mountainsides.

The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures, languages, flavors, and sounds in the form of music and wildlife. Rainforests embrace the clear-sand beaches and turquoise waters and gastronomy is the fusion of indigenous, European, Chinese, Caribbean, and Indian ingredients and flavors. Enchanting Hotels is present on the southern and the northern coasts of the Caribbean with two fantastic hotels!

  • Le Cameleon, Puerto Viejo

Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is a delight! Sitting on Playa Cocles, just south of Puerto Viejo, Le Cameleon takes leisure to a new level. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the colorful Caribbean Coast, indulge in nature, gastronomy, and luxury.

The Noa Beach Club with its gourmet restaurant that sits on the beach complements the beautiful rooms and pool area. This boutique hotel has special wellness programs with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles taking advantage of the jungle and the ocean that embraces it.

  • Manatus Costa Rica, Tortuguero

On the far northern Caribbean Coast is an incredibly beautiful nature outpost called Tortuguero. Only accessible by boat or light aircraft, Tortuguero in Costa Rica´s boutique equivalent of the Amazons. It is also home to Manatus Costa Rica, the best hotel on the water canals.

Manatus Costa Rica is an eco-luxury hotel with views of the rainforest-laden water canals that thrive with wildlife and serenity. Spacious rooms surrounded by lush, tropical gardens, a welcoming pool, and a gourmet Afro-Caribbean-inspired restaurant make for an unforgettable stay in nature.

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El Establo Mountain Hotel in Monteverde. An Enchanting Hotel
  1. Monteverde

Monteverde or Green Mountain is a nature sanctuary on the top of a mountain. It´s community is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the precious cloud forest with the creation of beautiful nature reserves that can be hiked and enjoyed.

The community of Monteverde and Santa Elena has also shown the world how sustainable tourism can be done right and Enchanting Hotels is thrilled to be part of this movement with El Establo Mountain Hotel as its representative in this little mountain village and nature retreat.

Nestled up in the misty mountain top of Monteverde, you will find not only the endangered cloud forest but also El Establo Mountain Hotel, the best hotel on the peak. All rooms boast panoramic views of the forest and down onto the Pacific Coast and the stunning citrus-orange sunsets.

After a day of exploring the cloud forest hiking it, ziplining it, or over the hanging bridges, relax in the indoor pool, treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa treatment or just contemplate the views from your comfortable room.

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Carara National Park. A Tucanes Tour signature tour

Just south of Monteverde on the Central Pacific Coast, Enchanting Hotel´s sister company, Enchanting Experiences has a wonderful tour operator. Tucanes Tours is a family-owned and run company is based in the resort towns of Jaco and Quepos offering the best tours in the area.

Adventure in the form of white water rafting, exploring the mangrove forest, and guided tours of Carara National Park and Manuel Antonio National Park are just some of the possibilities that Tucanes Tours has in its portfolio of experiences. It also offers transportation all over the country including Monteverde which is just up the mountain!

Enchanting Hotels and its exclusive collection of luxury hotels in Costa Rica are both award-winning boutique hotels that are located in the most beautiful and diverse corners of Costa Rica. Throw in some thrilling experiences in the form of tours and your stay in Costa Rica will be enchanting! We look forward to showing you the very best of Costa Rica.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of our journey through Costa Rica with Enchanting Hotels!

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