Xandari Resort and Spa in Costa Rica

Hi! We’re Candy and Crystal. We’re sisters who grew up as military brats and spent the first half of our lives in Japan. The majority of our family resides in Japan, but we ventured out and have spent the second half of our lives mainly in the United States. We both love traveling and have always documented our travels, so we decided it was time to share our travel experiences with the rest of the world.

When we arrived in Costa Rica, our first leg of the trip was a four-hour drive to an amazing eco luxury hotel, Rancho Pacifico, in Uvita. We stayed there for three days and on our final day, we stayed at the Xandari Resort and Spa. Since we had an early flight the next morning, we wanted to stay closer to the airport and Xandari Resort was the perfect location; only 6 miles from the airport. 

Our villa was surrounded by luscious greenery at Xandari Resort and Spa

Our villa was surrounded by luscious greenery at Xandari Resort and Spa

Lots of walking trails on the grounds of Our villa was surrounded by luscious greenery at Xandari Resort and Spa

Lots of walking trails on the grounds of Our villa was surrounded by luscious greenery at Xandari Resort and Spa

Although we were close to the airport, it still felt like we were a world away. We had a gorgeous view of the city below us surrounded by lush greenery and a very spacious room and terrace.

When we arrived, the staff kindly greeted us outside and took our luggage for us. We were offered a glass of freshly  squeezed mango juice and it was just what we needed after a long drive. We signed the usual hotel paperwork and were then escorted to our room. The resort was a good size with many amenities like a spa, jacuzzi, pool, art gallery, ping pong table, restaurant, hiking trails and more. We wanted to take the short trail to one of the waterfalls, but unfortunately, it started raining. 

Spacious rooms at Xandari Resort and Spa that can accommodate up to 5 people

Spacious rooms at Xandari Resort and Spa that can accommodate up to 5 people

Oversized terrace of our villa at Xandari Resort and Spa

Oversized terrace of our villa at Xandari Resort and Spa

We were getting hungry, so we visited the restaurant to see what was on the menu. The server was very friendly and offered to bring the lunch to us in our room and we thought that would be a great idea since