Monday, December 20, 2010
Discover: Alma del Pacifico Hotel, Costa Rica
One of which is the Alma del Pacifico Hotel in Costa Rica. Currently known as Xandari by the Pacific Resort & Spa on Playa Esterillos Estes, the name will change to Alma del Pacifico after the winter 2010-2011 tourist season ends.
Alma del Pacifico is located midway on Costa Rica's Pacific coast between the towns of Jaco Beach and Quepos, both known for their wonderful beaches and natural beauty. Alma del Pacifico features it's own diverse landscape with a stretch of beach, striking cliffs, pathways, gardens, a waterfall, plus amazing Costa Rican wildlife including scarlet macaws and exquisite butterflies.
Alma del Pacifico Hotel currently boasts two swimming pools, an outdoor Jacuzzi, an art galley, an artisan shop, a restaurant and bar, a fitness center and a renowned spa. Alma del Pacifico Hotel features spacious private beachfront villas designed by architect Sherrill Broudy, with original paintings, mosaics and tapestries by artist Charlene Broudy, as well as private terraces with views of the Pacific Ocean or lush gardens.
Guest activities in the area include: world-class sport fishing and surfing; spa and yoga; hiking in Carara and Manuel Antonio National Parks; canopy and zip line tours; whitewater rafting; horseback riding; sea kayaking; catamaran tours to Nicoya Gulf islands; river tours through mangroves; and shopping and nightlife at the bars and restaurants in nearby Jaco and Manuel Antonio.
During spring and summer 2011, a thorough renovation of the property is planned for all common areas, guestrooms, the spa and food and beverage outlets. Future plans at Del Pacifico at Esterillos include an equestrian center, 18-hole golf course, boutique hotel and additional residential units.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit Alma del Pacifico Hotel.
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Flickr.com Photo Credits:
Waterfall Behind Xandari by DrJasonM
HDR Sunset, Costa Rica by Kansasphoto
Connie Motz is a former Certified Travel Consultant and an award-winning freelance travel writer based in British Columbia, Canada. #AdmirerOfLife #LoverOfParis #Celiac #ProudBreastCancerSurvivor
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