Architecturally designed Xandari has 24 spacious villas nestled on a 40-acre plantation surrounded by lush gardens, with terraces facing spectacular views of Costa Rica’s majestic Central Valley day and night.  Each villa has a unique design, with tropical colours and contemporary artwork..  The private forest reserve has rivers, five natural waterfalls, and 2.5 miles of trails.  There is also a swimming pool, yoga studio and a spa  -none of which we had sufficient time to sample, sadly.  The restaurant offers a wide choice of fresh, local dishes and there is a (quite pricey) bar. Over 140 species of both resident Costa Rican and migratory North American bird species have been reported on their eBird hotspot.  We could happily have stayed a couple of days here and allowed ourselves a little more time to recover from the long flight and inevitable jet lag.

I finished my heavy book – The Quetzal and the Macaw – on the plane, so I decided to leave it in the library at Xandari.  A. it like throwing a ship in a bottle into the sea – you never know where it will land.  I hope whoever finds it enjoys the book anyway – and hopefully the blog too.  If you’re reading this – please bw kind enough to leave me a comment?!

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