The Xandari Resort & Spa consists of 24 spacious villas in a 40 acre coffee and fruit plantation overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley.
All villa types, from Pimus to Ultra, have private terraces, kitchens and walled-in sun patios.
The swimming pool, spa and restaurant all have stunning views of the valley and there are 4km of scenic trails to be discovered as they wind through the plantation and its orchards, past a river with five waterfalls.
Why we like it
A paradise nestled in the middle of beautiful gardens, away from the crowds. Look out across San José at night from your private terrace to see the city lit up.