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Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort

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Why We Love It

  • Spread over 860 acres of a former coffee farm, the resort is a nature lover's paradise
  • At 20,000 square feet, its spa is the largest in Central America and includes its own hydrotherapy centre
  • Casita private dining can be arranged for families or small gatherings

100%
Enjoyed This
(36 Member Ratings)
"beautiful environment and high quality service"
Bin
21. Dec 2018
West Windsor, NJ, USA

Map & Directions

Hacienda AltaGracia is in San Isidro del General. Flights are available from San Jose International Airport to San Isidro Airport, around 35 minutes from the resort. Alternatively, guests can reach the resort via one of its private planes, which depart from San Jose International Airport and Liberia International Airport. You can also travel by car from San Jose airport via a 3.5-hour scenic mountain drive.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Hacienda AltaGracia, the first Auberge resort in Central America, is tucked high among the mountains of Pérez Zeledón -- a relatively unexplored part of southern Costa Rica.

This luxury resort boasts numerous activities (supplements apply) including a spa and its own 28-stable equestrian centre, where guests can take a tour and hop on a horse for a ride through the mountains and rainforest. The hotel also offers ultralight aircraft tours departing from its own landing strip -- you can sit back and take in the views as the pilot flies you over the surrounding countryside. After a day of exploration, you can refresh in either the indoor or outdoor pool and hot tub. The outdoor pool also offers mountain views. 

Dining options including Ambar, La Cantina and El Bistro, which all embrace a farm-to-fork concept and use locally sourced ingredients. 

Guest rooms are spacious and all have terraces that overlook the mountains or San Isidro Valley. Wi-Fi is free.

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

Amenities

General

  • 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)

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service

Accessibility

  • 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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

100%
Enjoyed This
(36 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hacienda AltaGracia over the past 15 months.
5.0 Ambiance
4.7 Location
5.0 Rooms
5.0 Quality of Service
4.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
beautiful environment and high quality service
Other Comments
We love it very much
Bin 21. Dec 2018 West Windsor, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was so welcoming and made you feel so special. The attention to detail in the rooms and the vastness of the resort was unparalleled to anything I have experienced at any of my stays in other hotels. It was such a special experience!
Other Comments
This is an incredibly beautiful resort in such a secluded location. Whenever I think of Costa Rica in the future, I will think of this place. This resort is 5 star in every way!
Michelle 12. Dec 2018 Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and intimate feel of the resort
Andrew 08. Dec 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 28. Oct 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 22. Oct 2018 Richmond, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff and the food
Edward 15. Oct 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 08. Oct 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 28. Sep 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 11. Sep 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location
Other Comments
Great staff and amazing rooms!
Kelli 04. Sep 2018 Orlando, FL, USA

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