$199 – Costa Rica's No. 1 Luxury Resort: 65% Off Suites

Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort
Casey Gasinowski
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The Deal

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Named Central America’s No. 1 hotel in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards, this 5-star mountain retreat in Costa Rica seamlessly combines luxury and nature. Travelzoo members save up to 60% on suite stays into 2019. 

    What's included:

  • Accommodations for two in a Deluxe King Suite
  • $199 per night ... through Dec. 19; May-September
  • $275 per night ... most dates Jan. 4 - April 30
  • Upgraded casitas with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs are also discounted
  • Daily breakfast for two at Ambar Terrace (reg. $25 per person)
  • $25 resort credit per stay to use on food-and-beverage, the spa or activities

  • What you need to know:

  • Room rate based on two adults; children up to age 12 stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • Reservations require a 1-night deposit at the time of booking; rates are refundable
  • No matter where you book, a daily resort fee of 11.3% is due upon checkout; this covers Wi-Fi; a welcome cocktail; in-room snack and refreshment center; daily in-room coffee; use of fitness center, steam and sauna; daily scheduled activities; valet parking; and resort tote bag
  • The resort is not pet-friendly; service animals only
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

  • Travelzoo Tip: Check out the Travelzoo blog for more details on this amazing property.

Why We Love It

  • Spread over 860 acres of a former coffee farm, the resort is a nature-lovers paradise
  • At 20,000 square feet, its spa is the largest in Central America and includes its own hydrotherapy center
  • Rooms are outfitted with sprawling terraces overlooking the mountains or San Ysidro Valley
  • Activities include horseback riding, hiking, swimming, visits to the onsite organic farm, cooking classes, scrub making and aircraft tours


If you think Costa Rica is all about its beaches, think again. Hacienda AltaGracia, the first Auberge resort in Central America, is tucked high among the mountains of Pérez Zeledón -- one of the last unexplored areas in southern Costa Rica. Guest rooms are spacious and all have terraces that overlook the mountains or San Isidro Valley.  

This luxury resort boasts numerous activities including a spa and its own 28-stable equestrian center, where guests can take a tour and hop on a horse for a ride through the mountains and rain forest. The hotel also offers ultralight aircraft tours, in which guests sit back while an expert pilot takes off in an open-air two-seater plane from the resort’s own landing strip, gliding high in the sky for aerial views of the surrounding area. After a day of exploration, refresh in either the indoor or outdoor pool and hot tub. The outdoor pool also offers great mountain views.

The resort has multiple farm-to-table dining options on property, including Ambar, La Cantina and El Bistro, which all use fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

From the press:
  • "This 864-acre property -- the first Auberge Resort in Central America -- brings glamour and luxury to an otherwise rugged terrain" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "Grants new access to a relatively unknown region of Costa Rica" -- Travel + Leisure



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Butler service
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available on request and in the Premium Casita, Master Casita and Two Bedroom only: $50 (subject to tax) per night.
Rates are based on double occupancy.  Extra person charge for the Deluxe Queen Suite and Two Bedroom Casita is $75 (subject to tax) per person, per night, for each occupant over 2.  Extra person charge for the Premium and Master Casita is $125 (subject to tax) per person, per night, for each occupant over 2.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of 11.3% inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
The Resort Fee includes:

  • High-speed internet access
  • A welcome cocktail
  • In-room snack and refreshment centre, replenished daily
  • In-room coffee replenished daily
  • Use of fitness centre, steam, & sauna
  • Daily scheduled activities
  • Valet parking
  • Resort tote bag (one per room, per stay)

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

65% Off

$199 / night


When You Can Go

Options through September 2019

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
"Location and intimate feel of the resort"
Dec 08, 2018
Dallas, TX, USA

Getting There

Hacienda AltaGracia is located in San Isidro del General. The resort can easily be accessed via a short flight on Sansa Airlines from San Jose International Airport to San Isidro Airport, which is located just 35 minutes from the resort. Alternatively, guests can also reach the resort via one of its private planes, which depart from San Jose International Airport and Liberia International Airport. Guests who choose to arrive by car can take a 3.5-hour scenic mountain drive from San Jose airport.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hacienda AltaGracia over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
4.8 Location
5.0 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location and intimate feel of the resort
Andrew Dec 08, 2018 Dallas, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The resort itself is absolutely stunning, we felt as if we had the place to ourselves for 8 days. The staff is incredibly friendly and remembers guests by name along with other tiny details that make it feel like a VIP personalized vacation. We will definitely, 100% be back.
Whitlee Oct 28, 2018 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
the professional staff, customer service, the casita, and the mountains views
Other Comments
Wonderful resort, a must visit. The best resort i have been to so far
henry Oct 22, 2018 Richmond, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff and the food
Edward Oct 15, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Unbelievable, wonderful people in all areas of this hotel. The facilities and spaces are inviting and welcoming, super comfortable and decorated to the nines. The Casitas, oh my! Private, beautiful incredible getaway! Private dinner in La Cava, highly recommended. Thank you Alta Garcia staff for a fantastic stay!
John Oct 08, 2018 Portland, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
the people - they were all so caring and pleasant. It made each day better. They were very attentive to all the little things.
Other Comments
This resort was paradise. Every aspect is wonderful and the people are amazing. My husband and I loved it and would have loved to stay FOREVER...
Kristin Sep 28, 2018 Marietta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
This place not only met my expectations, it far exceeded them. I extended my stay by 3 days, I didn’t want to leave. The gracious, sincere staff, the views, fresh ingredients, the massive-upscale rooms, the options of activities are beyond all other resorts. I also liked that I never felt like any services were pushed on me like buying photos during activities (free, btw) to spa services (never tried to sell me products). I felt like I was at someone’s home and I was the only VIP guest.
Other Comments
Too many compliments to list. A lot of the magic that happens here just can’t be duplicated. It’s sincere service in a truly special, one-of-kind, jewel of a property.
Ursula Sep 11, 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location
Other Comments
Great staff and amazing rooms!
Kelli Sep 04, 2018 Orlando, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful place, wonderful staff
Brent Sep 04, 2018 Cleburne, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The people...hospitality at the highest level.
Other Comments
Laura Steven Melvin Erick Raymond Luis. Just wow your staff is amazing!
Jul 06, 2018 Central, SC, USA

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