Hotel Grano de Oro is a 21-room upscale boutique hotel perfectly located for those looking to explore the city and venture out on an array of day trips, such as whitewater rafting or volcano and rainforest hiking. The hotel is also home to one of San José’s best restaurants, which serves a delightful combination of French Mediterranean and tropical Costa Rican fare. Be sure to save room for Grano de Oro’s signature dessert, tarte Tatin, a coffee and chocolate pie. Take a rooftop Jacuzzi or schedule an aromatherapy massage for a little added rest and relaxation during your stay.
Hotel Grano de Oro, Calle 30, San José, Costa Rica, +506 2255 3322
Cariari Garden Boutique Hotel is a place where you can totally unwind, get pampered at the beauty spa, and even play a little golf or tennis. This beautiful hotel offers spacious and private accommodations and the staff is friendly and eager to help you plan and book your activities for each day. The central location of Cariari Garden Boutique Hotel makes it ideal for day trips to the rainforest and volcanoes, among many other exciting tours and activities that are offered in Costa Rica, such as whitewater rafting.
Nestled into the foothills of the Poas Volcano, a mere 20 minutes from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport, lies the Xandari Resort and Spa. The 24 private villas harmoniously rest on the lush, manicured property that is also host to an orchid house, five waterfalls, and miles of hiking trails. This is a rather picturesque place to treat yourself to spa treatments, exquisite farm-to-table meals, and an escape to a tropical paradise. Most of the villas have panoramic views, gardens, and private patios where you can just take it all in. This boutique hotel is contemporary, comfortable, and very colorful.
This 14-room luxury boutique resort is planted in the midst of mango and papaya trees and a 40-acre coffee plantation in the highlands just outside of the cityscape of San José. All rooms have a king size bed, soft cotton linens, spacious bathrooms, a private deck or patio, and complementary and locally made organic toiletries, among many other amenities to add to your comfort during your stay. All guests are gifted with a sustainability tour and free afternoon coffee and cookies. Finca Rosa Blanca has received many prestigious awards from Fodor’s, Condé Nast Traveler, and Trip Advisor. The biggest regret guests have is that they didn’t book a longer stay!
Asclepios Wellness and Spa is a 12-room boutique retreat located just 20 minutes from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport. Guests will find an opportunity here to completely unwind and take care of their mind, body, and soul. There is an ionized swimming pool, yoga and meditation pavilion, fitness center, sauna, four different spa and beauty treatment centers, and an organic restaurant, just to name a few of the unique amenities offered here. There are also a la carte health and wellness treatments such as Reiki, acupuncture, and floral therapy. Surrounded by primary and secondary forest and tucked away near the base of the Poas Volcano, this boutique hotel is truly one of a kind in San José.
Asclepios Wellness and Spa, El Cacao, Alajuela, Costa Rica +506 2433 1668