Alma del Pacifico (formerly Xandari by the Pacific Resort & Spa) fronts the expansive beach of Playa Esterillos Este, between Jaco Beach and Quepos. This shell-strewn beach is perfect for walking, jogging, exploring, and sunbathing. Dramatic waves have made this a renowned surfing spot. There’s ample shade under the palm and almond trees plus hammocks and chaise lounges for relaxing. The sky at sunset is breathtaking.
The resort features spacious private villas with large terraces from which any Costa Rica honeymoon couple can enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean or lush tropical gardens. Other amenities include sitting area, minibar, A/C and fan, hair dryer, and CD player. The bathrooms offer mosaic-tiled showers that open to a private garden. Each villa is a separate building with original paintings, mosaics and tapestries by artist Charlene Broudy.
The open-air thatched palm roof pavilion restaurant and bar has sweeping views of the beach and gardens from every table. Featuring healthy, gourmet international and Costa Rican dishes, the emphasis is on fresh seafood and produce with many fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in their own gardens.
The Spa at Alma del Pacifico offers an extensive menu of treatments provided by professional therapists in a beautiful seaside setting to create a peaceful experience focused on wellness and rejuvenation.
Facilities at Alma del Pacifico include two swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzi; paths through ornamental, herb and vegetable gardens, art gallery, artisan shop, high speed Internet, TV lounge, and laundry service. Breakfast is included with your reservation. Xandari is an outstanding beachfront option for a romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica vacation, especially for couples looking for a remote and private beach and boutique resort.
A wide selection of activities in the area include hiking in Carara and Manuel Antonio National Parks, canopy tours, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, deep sea fishing, Catamaran tour to Nicoya, river tours through mangroves, and shopping, nightlife, bars, and restaurants in nearby Jaco.
Alma del Pacifico's intimate, secluded setting makes it the perfect escape for couples on a Costa Rica honeymoon or romantic escape and families on a Costa Rica vacation with older children. Guests at the hotel appreciate the fact that the nearest town is 30 minutes away, allowing them to enjoy all meals locally in the seclusion of this boutique resort on its virtually private beach.
Recommended stays in the Central Pacific range from three nights for those interested in a short Costa Rica vacation to five nights for guests wishing to explore the region and take full advantage of the wide range of activities available. Season specials are available and worth considering when planning the itinerary.