Hacienda AltaGracia, An Auberge Resort
Scale of 90-100
Luxurious mountainside retreat on 865 acres of gardens and rainforest, three and a half hours southeast of San José. The 50 rooms are divided among stylish Deluxe Suites and one- and two-bedroom Casitas, all with A/C, spacious and well-lit baths, large seating areas and furnished patios, most with sweeping countryside views (avoid 7-10, 25-27 and 30). Chic main restaurant Ambar, with panoramic breakfast terrace and inviting cocktail lounge; El Bistro for casual lunches; and horse- and gambling-themed La Cantina bar. Grand 20,000-square-foot spa with indoor pool and six well-appointed treatment rooms, and separate outdoor pools for families and adults. On-site activities include horseback riding, hiking, ziplining and scenic ultralight airplane flights.
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The plush and spacious accommodations; the always helpful staff; the flawlessly maintained spa; the immaculate stables.
The uneven food; the sterile main bar.
Good to Know
Guests can charter a plane to take them directly to the resort’s airstrip or fly commercial into San Isidro del General, about 15 or 20 minutes from the property; the three-and-a-half-hour drive from San José is quite pretty, winding through green mountains and vast palm plantations.
Hacienda AltaGracia, An Auberge Resort Features:
- Horseback riding
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Deluxe King Suite, $620; One-bedroom Premium Casita, $700 (minimum stay may apply).
Wi-Fi; Fitness Center; Guided forest hike; Mountain biking; Garden walk; Meditation; Equestrian care; DIY Exfoliating scrub; Tropical fruit tasting
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