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Xandari Resort & Spa is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica, and 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 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.

Dining:The indoor/outdoor restaurant features a healthy continental and Costa Rican menu. Many of the fruits and vegetables are from our 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 or the hotel's two 60ft. long lap pools and sunbathe on the pool terraces.

Art:Original art is everywhere at Xandari... paintings, tapestries, mosaics, quilts, stained glass, sculpture.

Gardens and Trails:Stroll through botanic gardens interspersed with sculpture. A wide range of plants are identified. Hike over 4 kilometers of private scenic trails to intimate river vistas and dramatic waterfalls. Visit the orchid house and greenhouse.

Environmental Program:Xandari is dedicated to a comprehensive program to diminish the environmental impact of hotel operations and to return much of the land to its original natural beauty. Participate in this program 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.

Spa:Xandari's spa village is set in a tropical garden and includes 5 private palm–roofed jalapas 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.

Join your spa professionals for an hour, a day, or for a longer customized program designed around your own goals and aspirations. Our extensive Spa Menu of therapies,
plus professional and very personal care, combine to create the full Xandari experience of greater peace, wellness and rejuvenation.

Xandari's Spa Village is inspired by the vision of healing, beauty and inner peace. They take a holistic approach to radiant health through personal care and attention to mind, body and spirit. Their carefully chosen team of professionals is dedicated to using the natural ingredients provided generously by nature in this particularly rich and diverse country.

What to do at Xandari
Gardens: Stroll through our sculpture gardens and view a wide variety of tropical plants.
Nature Trails: Hike through our transitional forest to river views and five waterfalls.
Spa Village: Enjoy a massage, exotic wrap, facial and private jacuzzi in your own jalapa.
Birds: Observe many species of tropical birds attracted by our plantings and natural forest.
Swim: Swim in one of two heated lap pools, one with an outdoor jacuzzi.
Greenhouse: Take a walk to see where organic vegetables are grown for our restaurant.
Goats: Visit and stroke our two goats, Sparkle and Twinkle, near the greenhouse.
Orchid House: See a variety of tropical orchids cultivated at Xandari.
Sunbathe: Completely relax on your villa's private walled-in terrace or by a pool.
Library: Select a book to read in your villa, the garden or lounge.
Movies: Select a movie from our collection to watch in the TV room.
Country Roads: Walk to a nearby village for drinks and bocas with the locals.
Cocktail Hour: Enjoy, drink, conversation and the sun setting over the Central Valley.
Guided Nature Walk: With a naturalist through our gardens and trails. $45 for 1-4 persons.
Environment: Learn about our comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Program: Plant a tree.

Environmental Program
Xandari's goal is to diminish the environmental impact of hotel operations and to protect the invaluable natural resources of the area. For example, Xandari has a comprehensive recycling program; waste byproducts are composted and used to fertilize the gardens; fruits and vegetables are grown organically on-site; and laundry is dried outdoors in the sun as often as possible. They also encourage and help preserve the local culture of surrounding villages.

Restoring the Land When the land where Xandari Resort is now located was purchased in 1989, the property was almost entirely planted with coffee, except for those areas too steep to harvest. There were few birds or butterflies as there were no trees, bushes or flowers to attract them. Slowly, hotel staff began to replace areas of coffee with trees and tropical plants in an effort to return the land closer to its natural state. As part of this effort, guests are invited to plant native trees during their stay at Xandari.

As the many varieties of plants grew and the gardens were extended, increasing numbers of birds appeared and nested. Now there are numerous bird and butterfly species living free at Xandari, and intriguing bird songs fill the air from morning through the night. Naturalists research which trees, bushes and flowers especially attract, feed and provide shelter to the various types of birds and butterflies that inhabit Costa Rica and are constantly adding new varieties to the gardens.

There is still enough coffee at Xandari to educate guests about the coffee plant. The beans of the remaining plants continue to be harvested and some are processed in the coffee served in our restaurant. Some beans are also used in the Coffee Scrub treatment in the spa.

The gardens have become botanical, delightful, varied and educational, and provide the natural feeling this land may have had earlier in its history. Guests at Xandari can see many varieties of the indigenous plants of Costa Rica in our gardens and along the trails, along with the wildlife that accompanies them. Plants are labeled on our botanic trails so guests can note the botanical and common names as they experience their tropical beauty on strolls and hikes.

The Concept of Stewardship At Xandari, is that people are only “stewards” of the land. After all, none of us are able to own any piece of land forever; we are all only temporary inhabitants of land that will survive us. Xandari's pleasure in the idea that they will leave this particular piece of land better, more natural, healthier than when they arrived.

Nature Reserve: As part of Xandari's dedication to preserving the environment, a large area of their 40 acre property is being set aside in perpetuity as a nature reserve at Xandari.
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9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft Class III-IV rapids
  • Bike through an agricultural center
  • Sample local foods from the field
  • Kayak to Ballena Island
Whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, biking through tropical plantations, hiking the cloud forest at the Savegre Reserve, strolling along the Pacific coastline - is there anything we forgot on this Costa Rica adventure? Experience the best of Costa Rica on this 9-day itinerary!
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominical, Marino Ballena National Park, Pacuare River, San Jose, Savegre Valley, Turrialba
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Day 8: rafting with Kenneth
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9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through the cloudforest
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
Spend 9 days in Costa Rica on this ultimate adventure vacation! Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer with opportunities to hike, raft, search for wildlife, zip line, and more. This is a great itinerary for travelers short on time but big on adventure!
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose
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Kayaking the Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica
$1,295
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Beaches & Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Snorkel a large coral reef system
  • Hike through the rainforest
Enjoy this active and varied Costa Rica vacation that is suitable for almost any age of traveler. Plunge down the whitewater of the Pacaure River, experience the jungle adventures of Selva Bananito Lodge, and end with a couple of relaxing days on a Caribbean beach.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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$1,575
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Turtles & Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary
Enjoy Costa Rica's incredible wildlife with a tour of Tortuguero National Park and visit one of the most important nesting sites for the green sea turtle in the western hemisphere. Follow that with a rainforest retreat to Selva Bananito Reserve. Finish this Costa Rica vacation with an exciting whitewater adventure down the Pacuare river!
Activities: Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, San Jose, Selva Bananito, Tortuguero
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Agami Heron at nesting site in Pacuare Reserve
$1,250
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Wild Costa Rica Corcovado

8 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Pacuare River
  • Search for the scarlet macaw
  • Camp on sandy beaches
  • Hike along paths in Corcovado
This 8-day Costa Rica travel itinerary immerses you in the wilds of this lush country! After an exhilarating two-day whitewater rafting trip, head toward the untamed Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, where you can go horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, whale watching, or take the canopy tour.
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Corcovado Tent Camp, Pacuare River, San Jose
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Cattleya hybrid at Monteverde Orchid Garden
$1,995
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Earth, Fire and Water

9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about rainforest conservation
  • Horseback ride, fish, hike and surf
  • Watch for the Resplendant Quetzal
  • Hike the national park near Arenal
A naturalist's dream, this Costa Rica tour takes you into the rainforest, cloudforest, and to the foot of Costa Rica's most active volcano. The relaxed pace make it a perfect choice for those desiring to visit the Pacific Coast and enjoy Costa Rica travel at an easy tempo.
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose, Tiskita Jungle Lodge
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Getting ready to take off on a zip line tour!
$1,650
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Beaches & Rainforest

9 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Snorkel and kayak in the Caribbean
  • Raft the Pacuare River
Enjoy this active and varied Costa Rica vacation that is suitable for almost any age of traveler. Plunge down the whitewater of the Pacaure River, experience the jungle adventures of Selva Bananito Lodge, and end with a couple relaxing days on a Caribbean beach.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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Holding a baby sea turtle
$1,890
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Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve

8 Day Itinerary
  • Assist biologists on turtle rounds
  • Learn about rain forest ecology
  • Ride horseback through family farms
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
This itinerary combines Pacuare Nature Reserve with a Rainforest Retreat! Start your journey off by joining biologists to study giant leatherback turtles for two nights at Pacuare Nature Reserve. Then head to Selva Bananito Lodge for a rainforest adventure.
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Trekking & Hiking, Volunteering, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve, Pacuare River, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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Rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica
$1,450
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8 Day Itinerary
  • Spend two days rafting the Pacuare
  • Camp along the river
  • Tour the jungle with a naturalist
  • Take a night walk to see wildlife
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Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, San Jose
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White water rafting on the Pacaure River
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8 Day Itinerary
  • Observe nesting sea turtles
  • Hike in the rain forest at night
  • Raft the Sarapiqui River
  • Explore nearby Arenal Volcano
Enjoy Costa Rica's incredible wildlife with an 8-day tour of Tortuguero National Park and visit one of the most important nesting sites for the green sea turtle in the western hemisphere. Then raft down the beautiful Sarapiqui River. Finish this Costa Rica vacation with a visit to Arenal, one of the world's most active volcanoes!
Activities: Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, San Jose, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero
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Arenal and flowers
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Adventure Pacifica Express

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through cloud forest.
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
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Activities: Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose, Savegre Valley
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Snorkel the reef
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Caribbean Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Hike into the jungle for a swim
  • Marvel at the Panama Canal
  • Snorkel, kayak, hike, or relax
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Activities: Beach Time, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Bocas del Toro, Panama Canal, Panama City, San Jose, Selva Bananito, Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge
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Kayaking at the Hatillo Mangroves
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9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Hike through the cloudforest
  • Zip line through the rainforest
  • Kayak and snorkel around Ballena
This active 9-day vacation leaves no rock unturned while you travel through Costa Rica. Raft, hike, zip line, and kayak from the cloudforest all the way to the coastal beaches. This jam-packed itinerary is designed for those big on adventure!
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Chirripo National Park, Marino Ballena National Park, Pacuare River, San Jose
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Pura Vida

6 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Find wildlife in the rain forest
  • Explore the Arenal Volcano area
  • Hike along the old lava flows
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Activities: Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Rios Tropicales Lodge, San Jose
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Kayak guide having some fun on the job!
$2,450
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Coast to Coast Multisport

10 Day Itinerary
  • Plunge through the Pacuare's rapids
  • Rappel down waterfalls
  • Kayak off the Pacific coast
  • Hike lowland tropical forest
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Activities: Beach Time, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, Rafiki Safari Lodge, San Jose
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Howler Monkey in the rainforest canopy
$2,295
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Corcovado Trekking

9 Day Itinerary
  • Spend two days rafting the Pacuare
  • Camp on the remote beaches
  • Hike trails in search of wildlife
  • Hike, snorkel, kayak or whale watch
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Activities: Beach Time, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, La Leona Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, Pacuare River, San Jose
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Horseback ride at Selva Bananito
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Corcovado Lodge Adventure

6 Day Itinerary
Days 1-5 ,travel to the Osa Peninsula to explore the wildlife-rich Corcovado National Park, the most remote rainforest area in Costa Rica. Spend your days hiking the miles of nearby wildlife trails, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, kayaking, and more.
Activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Corcovado, San Jose
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Holiday 2016 Pura Vida

6 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Find wildlife in the rain forest
  • Explore the Arenal Volcano area
  • Hike along the old lava flows
Enjoy Costa Rica's incredible wildlife with a 6-day tour focusing on the rainforest activities that put Costa Rica on the map. Enjoy a two day rafting trip down the beautiful and challenging Pacuare River. Next explore the active Arenal Volcano and the surrounding rainforest!
Activities: Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Rios Tropicales Lodge, San Jose
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Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal
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Ultimate Costa Rica & Panama

16 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Snorkel, kayak and paddle board
  • Explore the Osa Conservation Area
  • Meet the Guna´s villagers
  • Enjoy Pearl Island beaches
  • Sail in search of vast marine life
Join the crew of the Safari Voyager on this unique 16-day adventure through Costa Rica and Panama. Sail along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and discover the crystalline waters and marine life of this unique region. Transit the 48-mile-long Panama Canal and enjoy superb bird watching on an exciting skiff exploration.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Urban Exploration, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Colon, Curu Reserve, Golfo Dulce, Granito De Oro Island, Gulf of Panama Islets, Manuel Antonio National Park, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, Panama City, Puerto Caldera, San Jose
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Scarlet Macaws seen during Costa Rica vacation
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Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica and Panama

9 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Explore the Curú National Refuge
  • Hike in a birder´s paradise
  • Cruise among the Gulf of Panama
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Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Colon, Curu Reserve, Granito De Oro Island, Manuel Antonio National Park, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, Panama City, Puerto Caldera, San Jose
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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