Between 1994 and 1996, the owners of Xandari were realising their dreams in stone, and designing, as they went along, their visions of a Costa Rican paradise. On its opening, holidaymakers discover in the heart of a vast, elevated 74 acre estate, 22 villas which are rounded in shape and painted in deep colours which contrast strikingly with the lush green vegetation surrounding them. The villas' exterior is the work of Sherill Broudy, a Californian architect. Their interior decoration, however, is the work of his wife Charlene, an artist and designer.You arrive at the hotel by a little tarmacked road which is lost in the lush and flower-filled vegetation. The main building is comprised of a small reception area, a television room and the only restaurant in the resort. Although it is a beautiful place, its maximum capacity is not very high. By following a series of small footpaths, you will discover all the site's attractions: the orchid house, in flower between March and February; the two terraces attached to the long and narrow main swimming pool and another smaller pool; the painting workshop where the paintings by Charlene Broudy are displayed; the lovely organic garden; the coffee plants which yield between the months of October and February and the goats and the chickens. However, the biggest attraction on the site is the stretch of land that covers the forest and its 5 waterfalls, in which you can sometimes take a dip, (the fourth waterfall being the largest one of them all). Allow 2 hours and 30 minutes to make the grand tour!In 2002, a little spa village opened its doors. In 2004, it received the WorldTravel Award as the Leading Spa Resort in Costa Rica. 7 small structures topped with palm leaf roofs offer a view of the lush green vegetation. They are all fitted with a jacuzzi and massage tables, and offer a host of treatments.