Costa Rica: Central Valley

Xandari Resort & Spa

Xandari is a tropical paradise of 22 individually designed villas nestled on a 40 acre plantation overlooking the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Because it is only 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, Xandari is an ideal place to stay after a long flight. At an elevation of 3,900 feet (1200 meters), Xandari enjoys a near–perfect temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit all year.

Xandari can be your haven for relaxation, tranquility, and creativity. Your spacious villa will have a large private terrace, and a walled-in patio for privacy and solitude. The unique design of each villa is in harmony with the beautiful natural setting. Enjoy one of the two 60 foot long lap pools or the 125 foot long sunset pool overlooking the Central Valley. The unique restaurant…small and informal….features outstanding vegetarian meals and traditional Costa Rican specialties, prepared with your health in mind and using many ingredients from Xandari’s gardens.


Each villa is approx. 500 sq. ft. Primas are in buildings of 2 or 4 villas, with either a king bed or 2 full beds. All are located on the East Hill.

Prima Plus

Villas 15 + 16 are approx. 735 sq. ft. and feature a sleeping alcove with a king bed plus a sofa bed in the main area. Located on the East Hill.

Villa 20 is approx. 500 sq. ft. and our only round jalapa villa, with a dramatic high palm roof, king bed, and a garden view (instead of a central valley view).Located on the East Hill.

Villas 23 + 24 are approx. 600 sq. ft. stand-alone individual villas with 2 full beds plus a sofa bed, and a larger private garden area. Located on the West Hill.


Stand-alone individual villas with approx. 735 sq. ft. of spacious interior, with either a king bed or 2 full beds. Located on the East Hill.

Ultra Plus

These spacious villas are approx. 820 sq. ft., with a king bed, 2 sofa beds, and a larger private garden. Villa 26 is unique in that it has a separate bedroom and is designed to accommodate the handicapped. All other villas are open plan. Located on the West Hill.

Star Villa

The Star Villa is Xandari’s newest and largest villa with 1420 sq. ft. which includes two bedrooms, salon and dining area, a full kitchen, and an office/study with internet. The master bedroom has a king bed, and the second bedroom has two full beds. The covered terrace overlooks our Sunset Pool and has a panoramic view of the Central Valley. A high wall and entrance gate enclose a spacious garden.