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Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda

Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

Experience ultimate Costa Rican hospitality at this luxury boutique hacienda set on a former coffee plantation, and get off the beaten track to experience one of the country's last hidden gems in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica.

At a Glance

  • Ultimate luxury retreat only a short flight from San Jose

  • Delicious foodie retreat at the Ambar restaurant, immaculately presented dishes

  • Onsite stables for an exclusive equestrian experience

Riding, Ultimate luxury, Couples, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Take the Cessna flight from San Jose and fly directly into the Hacienda's landing strip.

Cheska Lowe

Insider's View

Head up to Casa Grande the social hub of the resort for happy hour and enjoy fantastic wines whilst enjoying a game of pool on one of the two tables.

Dominic Atterton

Insider's View

If you are comfortable with horses, make sure you take the time to have a morning ride, accompanied by a real Gaucho, where you can appreciate the stunning views and great bird life from a completely different perspective.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

Description

This family-owned boutique hacienda is perched high in the Mountains of Perez Zeledón, a region well known for its fertile valleys and lush vegetation. Take in the breathtaking mountain views from your Casita's own private terrace as you experience the best of Costa Rican luxury. This new boutique hacienda covers over 800 acres and is a former coffee plantation.

The resort's 50 luxury Casitas are designed to make guests feel totally at home, with a fireplace and cozy seating area, and with high quality leather and wood furnishings. The Casitas also boast the latest technology including Apple TV and Netflix for cozy nights in. Attention to detail at this resort is second to none, adding the most personal touches to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Your stay is tailored completely to your requirements, you can even choose to dine anywhere in the hacienda for a more private and romantic experience.

The beautiful infinity pool is situated to make the most of the stunning views, with panoramic vistas of both the valley and the mountains, and there is a luxury Spa, the largest in Central America, with a huge variety of treatments on offer. All the pools on the property are filled with natural spring water.

The property has its own stables with over 60 of its own Costa Rican thoroughbred horses, trained for different levels of riding, and they can even host equestrian shows in their riding ring. There are a number of trails throughout the property, perfect for horseback riding excursions, including sunrise and sunset tours.

The selection of restaurants is diverse, catering for a foodie audience. Meals are served up by an award winning Master Chef. 'El Bistro' is for breakfasts and light meals, coffees and pastries, 'El Grill' is a more casual dining style and 'El Ambar' is the fine dining restaurant with panoramic views, serving authentic regional cuisine with a twist.

Accommodation

There are 50 Luxury Casitas on the property, designed to make guests feel at home. Top quality linens and soft furnishings and crafted beds give the hotel a complete luxury feel. The resort does not permit children under the age of 12 years.

Deluxe Casita

1,173 Sq Ft

Some Deluxe casitas come with king beds and some with two queen size beds.

Maximum occupancy is 2.

Deluxe casitas are adjoining.

All rooms feature:

•Panoramic terrace

•Private refreshment and snack bar

•A/C system, heater and dehumidifier

•Safety deposit box

•iPad and docking station

•Apple TV with Netflix subscription

•Luxury signature amenities

•In-room welcome bubbly

•24-hour room service

•24-hour concierge and valet service

•Pillow menu

•High speed Wi-Fi

Premium Casitas

1,485 Sq Ft

All Premium casitas are one-bedroom with one king bed.

Fireplace, Butler's pantry and walk-in closet, Two 50" LED TVs.

Maximum occupancy is 2.

All rooms feature:

•Panoramic terrace

•Private refreshment and snack bar

•A/C system, heater and dehumidifier

•Safety deposit box

•iPad and docking station

•Apple TV with Netflix subscription

•Luxury signature amenities

•In-room welcome bubbly

•24-hour room service

•24-hour concierge and valet service

•Pillow menu

•High speed Wi-Fi

Master Casita

2,293 Sq ft.

All Master casitas are one-bedroom with one king bed.

Fireplace, Butler's pantry, Jet bathtub, walk-in closet, and Two 50" LED TVs.

Maximum occupancy is 2.

All rooms feature:

•Panoramic terrace

•Private refreshment and snack bar

•A/C system, heater and dehumidifier

•Safety deposit box

•iPad and docking station

•Apple TV with Netflix subscription

•Luxury signature amenities

•In-room welcome bubbly

•24-hour room service

•24-hour concierge and valet service

•Pillow menu

•High speed Wi-Fi

Two Bedroom Casita

2,346 sq. ft.

Two bedrooms: one bedroom with one king size bed and another bedroom with two queen size beds, Fireplace, Butler's pantry, Three 50" LED TVs.

All rooms feature:

•Panoramic terrace

•Private refreshment and snack bar

•A/C system, heater and dehumidifier

•Safety deposit box

•iPad and docking station

•Apple TV with Netflix subscription

•Luxury signature amenities

•In-room welcome bubbly

•24-hour room service

•24-hour concierge and valet service

•Pillow menu

•High speed Wi-Fi

Childcare

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted at Alta Gracia.

Facilities

With a variety of options to choose from, the menus are uniquely crafted by an award winning Master Chef, appealing to a foodie audience. 'El Bistro' is for breakfasts and light meals, coffees and pastries, 'El Grill' is a more casual dining style and 'El Ambar' is the fine dining restaurant with panoramic views, serving authentic regional cuisine from fresh local ingredients. The staff at Alta Gracia can also create an exclusive picnic basket delivered anywhere on site, wherever you choose.

The Hacienda benefits from the finest facilities, from the onsite Spa, the largest in Central America, complete with indoor pool, to the celebration and entertainment center 'Casa Grande'. This large building includes a 'cantina' style bar, with card tables and pool table, a library which doubles as a cinema, and 'La Bodega' bar for private events with live local music.

Activities

A variety of private tours can be arranged by the Alta Gracia Staff. Horseback riding on the estate's thoroughbred horses, mountain biking through the trails to the Talamanca mountains or through rural townships, guided or self-guided nature walks through the Estate's nature trails.

For a birds-eye view of the stunning landscapes, Ultra-light flights can be organized and can take you over breathtaking waterfalls, or to the coastal region and the Osa Peninsula where you may even spot some marine life (depending on the season).

Tailor made tours available on request through the concierge team.

Location & Directions

Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

Alta Gracia is located in the hills of Perez Zeledon on Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coastal region.

When to go

The summer season in Costa Rica (December to April), also called the 'dry' season, doesn't necessarily mean no rain but there should be less of it and it is the optimum time to visit. The 'green' season (May to November) can still be a good time to visit and you can avoid the tourist bustle and lodging is slightly cheaper. Mornings tend to be sunny with afternoon and evening showers. During this time, however, rivers start to swell and dirt roads get muddy, making travel more challenging.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Alta Gracia Boutique Hacienda or take a look at our itineraries to San Jose and Central Valley

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