Xandari Resort, San Jose
Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed villas nestled on a 40-acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley. It is 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 (21 Degrees Celsius) all year.
Villas: 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.
Spa: The spa village is set in a tropical garden and includes 5 private palm–roofed palapas 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. Xandari Resort & Spa was named by World Travel Award as Costa Rica’s Leading Spa Resort.
Dining: The indoor/outdoor restaurant features a healthy continental and Costa Rican menu. Many of the fruits and vegetables are from the hotels own organic greenhouse, orchard, and gardens. Dine in intimate and elegant simplicity while enjoying a panoramic view of the Central Valley.
Swimming: Swim in one the two 60ft. long lap pools and sunbathe on the pool terraces.
Art: Original art is everywhere at Xandari: paintings, tapestries, mosaics, quilts, stained glass, and sculptures are to be found.
Gardens and Trails: Stroll through botanic gardens interspersed with sculpture. A wide range of plants can be identified. Hike over 4 kilometers of private scenic trails to intimate river vistas and dramatic waterfalls and visit the orchid house and greenhouse.
Environmental Program: Xandari is dedicated to a comprehensive program to diminish the environmental impact of the hotel operation and to return much of the land to its original natural beauty. You can participate am by planting a tree!
Architecture: Xandari has been named by Star Services as one of the nine outstanding hotels in the world for best authentic architecture. You will be staying at Prima Villas.
Approximately 500 sq. ft. (46.45 sq meters) in buildings of 2 or 4 villas, with either a king bed or two full beds. A round Jalapa with a dramatic high palm roof, a king bed, and a garden view.
A favorite of bird watchers.
Area : 46 sqm
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
It is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service. Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of the 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat.
Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano.
Privacy and luxurious comfort is the prime feature of this deluxe room. It is a free-standing, private casita which includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower. Featuring volcano and garden views.
The casita also includes a beautiful front balcony with a Jacuzzi, a plasma 27″ cable TV, DVD/CD player, iPod stand, safe box (laptop capacity), A/C, spacious modern bathroom and shower with full amenities, a mini bar and a coffee maker. All of the beds offer the maximum in softness and comfort. They use 300 thread count 100% cotton linens, feather beds and down comforters.
Rooms feature either a King size bed or two queen size beds.
Tucked away deep in the heart of Costa Rica’s most pristine rainforest environment, on the banks of the Pacuare River, lays the Pacuare Jungle Lodge. Surrounded by nature in its purest and most primitive state, here you will experience that most coveted of travelers’ rewards, an opportunity to savor the spirit of a place.
The Pacuare Lodge was designed and constructed to blend with the surrounding environment, affecting minimal impact, and has been recognized by the World Tourism Organization as one of the only sixty-five examples throughout the world of good practice in sustainability and ecotourism.
The lodge and bungalows are completely surrounded by tropical rainforest. Enormous trees and rainforest inhabitants live in natural harmony alongside the lodge itself.
The two-story eco-lodge has a comfortable, rustic dining area on the first floor and an open-air lounge on the second floor with sitting areas and hammocks.
Pacuare Lodge believes responsible tourism should benefit and respect local communities and it consistently works toward this goal. The Lodge is located in a remote area which as a result has been poorly maintained over time by local governments mainly due to its inaccessibility by conventional means. Its Community Support Program works to enhance the living standards of people along the Pacuare River and near the lodge by improving the infrastructure in this area.
It also supports local schools and provides funds to purchase stationery and other requirements as well as support sports and other social programs in the area. It has restored the cable car service which local residents use to cross the river.
A 100% of the Pacuare Lodge staff belongs to the closer communities Nairi Awari, Bajos del Tigre and Linda Vista. Pacuare Lodge provides direct or indirect employment to these communities that before lacked any source of formal employment. Their main income used to come from subsistence coriander cultivation and cattle raising.
Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort
Located within walking distance to the Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront resort catering to travelers looking for more than just the typical luxury hotel experience. Being the first and only prestigious property awarded with the “Five Sustainability Leaf Award” and “Five Star Award” – highest ratings possible in both categories – by the Costa Rican Tourist Ministry, Arenas Del Mar was designed and built with the utmost importance on sustainability along with deluxe accommodations.
“Unique and spectacular beach and nature experiences combined with highest levels of comfort and sustainability in a local Costa Rican setting” define the concept of Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort. Located adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Arenas Del Mar Hotel offers a luxurious lodging experience in harmony with Costa Rica’s nature in an incomparable beach and rainforest setting. Guest rooms and suites offer spectacular ocean views, upscale dining in two hotel restaurants with a focus on fresh local products and personalized service that exceeds expectations. Other hotel facilities include a luxurious spa located below the main restaurant with breathtaking views of Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean, a gift shop featuring local art and souvenirs and a state of the art business center near the hotel lobby.
Regardless if you are here for a romantic getaway, a family vacations, or simply just to treat yourself, Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding area of Manuel Antonio and the beach town of Quepos on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. A wide selection of tours and activities are available, such as white water rafting, mangrove kayak, and boat tours, guided rainforest hikes, horseback riding, and much more. Come enjoy a stay with us and we guarantee you will be living the famous Costa Rican “puravida” in no time!
Ocean View Premium Suite
The Ocean View Premium Suites were designed to provide the most eco-luxury accommodations in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. Each suite offers a fully air-conditioned bedroom, a large living area with ceiling fans, two bathrooms and a spacious deck with a private hot tub. This is an excellent suite for sharing as there is also a pull out sofa bed in the living area. The unique feel of the breeze and sound of the waves of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding Rainforest plus services such as DVD Player, personalized mini bar, microwave, wireless phone, and iPod docks is what make up these incomparable rooms. While there are many reasons to leave your suite, we designed it so you won’t have to or want to. These Suites can host up to 3 people maximum (third person sleeping in sofa bed).
The price includes
- Private Transfer In - San Jose Intl Airport to Hotel (Approx. 30 minutes) Toyota Hiace
- 1 Night Xandari Resort in 1 Double Prima - Continental Breakfast Included
- Private transfer from San Jose Intl. Airport to Arenal (Approx 3 hours) Toyota Hiace. Includes: Snacks & Beverages
- 3 Nights Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens in 1 Double Casita Deluxe - Breakfast Included
- Private Arenal V. National Park Hike & Tabacón W/Dinner Min 2 pax. Includes: Transfer, Guide, Dinner & Drinks
- Private Sky Tram, Sky Trek & Sky Walk Experience Min 2 pax. Includes: Transfer & Bilingual Guide
- Private transfer from Arenal to Siquirres (Approx. 3.30 hours)
- 1 Package Pacuare Lodge Pacuare Lodge 3Days / 2Nights River Suite Package In & Out: River. Includes: 3 Daily Meals
- Private transfer from Siquirres to Manuel Antonio (Approx. 4.50 hours) Toyota Hiace. Includes: Snacks & Beverages
- 3 Nights Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort in 1 Double Ocean View Premium Suite - Breakfast Included
- Regular Catamaran Sunset Sailing Experience Includes: Transfer, Snorkel Equipment & Lunch
- Private Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk Includes: Transfer, Guide & Entrance
- Private transfer from Manuel Antonio to Quepos Airstrip (Approx. 30 minutes)
- Local flight from Quepos to San Jose (Approx. 30 minutes)
The price does not include
- Meals not specified in the program
- Optional activities or tours
- Tips to guides and/or drivers
- Personal and/or medical expenses
- Airport departure tax (Approx. $29)
- Any out of pocket incidentals
- International flights tickets
- Gratuities are discretionary. We recommend 10% for guides and drivers if you feel the service you have received is fulfilled your expectations.