Xandari Plantation

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Xandari Plantation is a tropical paradise of 24 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica, and only 30 minutes from the San Jose International Airport.

At a Glance

  • Overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley and only a short drive from the airport

  • The villas are uniquely furnished with original paintings, mosaics, tapestries, stained glass and sculptures

  • Extensive spa and two lovely outdoor swimming pools

  • Numerous nature trails surround Xandari

  • Much of the food is produced onsite in the organic greenhouse, orchard and gardens

Spa & health, Adventure, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

The Xandari Plantation is very easy to get to from the international airport in Alajuela so works incredibly well for one or two nights on arrival to relax after a long flight, enjoy the stunning central valley and adjust to the time difference.

Sarah Lowe

Insider's View

Try out the heavenly spa – the views from your massage table are divine!

Cheska Lowe

Insider's View

Try the fresh mint lemonade in the restaurant – perfect to cool off after a long hot day.

Cheska Lowe

Insider's View

Don’t fight the natural alarm of the birds here - get up early and indulge in an early morning swim in the infinity pool just as the sun rises over the central valley - breath-taking.

Sonia Bungaroo

To start planning your vacation to Xandari Plantation


The Xandari Plantation is located on the outskirts of San Jose, north of Alajuela, overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley, surrounded by exotic gardens and a fruit orchard. The villas are built in a contemporary style and decorated with colorful artwork, are spacious and have large terraces and secluded patios.

The restaurant serves a variety of cuisine, with many of the ingredients grown at the hotel’s orchard and organic vegetable and herb garden.

Activities include horse riding, rafting, and visits to Poas Volcano and biological reserves. After a leisurely stroll along the properties forested trails and visiting nearby waterfalls, indulge in a treatment at Xandari's Spa Village or take a dip in the pool or Jacuzzi.


Xandari Resort & Spa’s 24 spacious villas are each individually designed and unique. All villas feature private garden terraces and panoramic views of the Central Valley of Costa Rica.

Their original 17 villas and two lap swimming pools are on the East Hill, with easy access to the Main Building which houses Reception, Dining, a Full Bar, Arts and Crafts Shop, plus TV/DVD Room. Six villas are located on the West Hill, close to Xandari’s full-service Spa Village and their new Sunset Pool and Jacuzzi. A trail walk through botanic gardens leads to the Main Building... or an electric cart is available on-call.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Xandari Plantation. Babysitting can easily be arranged upon request, however, there are no other specific facilities or interconnecting rooms available.


Facilities at Xandari Plantation include two lap swimming pools, heated outdoor Jacuzzi, central dining room with a panoramic view of the Central Valley, spa, bar and nature trails.


Activities during your stay at Xandari Plantation can include horse riding, rafting, and visits to the Poas Volcano and biological reserves.

Location & Directions

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Xandari Plantation has a stunning location overlooking the central valley of Costa Rica on a secluded coffee plantation outside of San Jose.

When to go

At an elevation of 3900 feet (1200 meters), Xandari enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 27°C all year, although November to April are the best months for sunshine. The ‘Green’ season, from May to October, is a good time to visit: it’s sunny in the mornings with rain in the afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October. Rafting is possible all year round, though the river might be slightly colder during the green season.

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