Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort
What To Know
- Adrenaline junkies will love the zip line, whitewater rafting and jungle hikes
- Guestrooms are massive — the smallest suite is 1,173 square feet and the largest is a 2,346-square-foot casita with two bedrooms, a living room and a full kitchen
- Opened January 2015
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort in San Isidro de El General, you’ll be in the mountains and convenient to Alexander Skutch Bird Sanctuary. This 5-star hotel is within the region of Canaan Cheeses and Samaritan Chocolate.
Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LED televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPads and digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
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Best family, romantic, relaxing destination in Costa Rica
Alta Gracia offered the best home reception I have experienced
Definitely the most place to visit while you are in Costa Rica
The crew offered every single day a great personal attention
This was the 2nd stop on our tour of Costa Rica, a country which we had never visited before. For us this hotel was really super: it is a place to slow down and recharge your batteries. The local scenery is stunning and we spent our days getting up to use the gym, breakfast, a morning activity, afternoons reading on the terrace of our casita whilst in awe of all the local bird life, late afternoon swims in the spa and then dinner.
The quality of the (premium) casitas is outstanding in terms of comfort and size - they are enormous, with beautiful lounges and terraces with sweeping views to die for. During our stay the mornings were very hot and sunny and by 2pm the heavens opened and we had very dramatic rainfall, which actually made the views even more beautiful (honestly!). We loved sitting on the terrace and just watching the rain make everything fresh and even more stunning. The outdoor adult pool is very nice, but given the vast amount of land across the hotel we would have loved a large outdoor pool to swim in properly. Having said that, the indoor pool at the spa is absolutely fantastic and very large if you want to exercise at any point during the day.
We hired a car for a few days - arranged at a day’s notice by the hotel - and it was great to get out a little and explore. If you venture into San Isidro and fancy a coffee try El Cafetin where the cakes and coffee were delicious!
Food in the hotel is fine, staff are very courteous, especially Silvia who was a real delight. All the staff speak perfect English, so much so that we started to forget that Spanish is the first language - lo siento! We have one thing that would have really made a difference for us though: why not offer a buffet at breakfast??? We were recently at Sandy Lane in Barbados and that’s a great example of what can be done and it generally pleases everyone. Sometimes our breakfast orders took quite a while to arrive and if, like us, you want to stock up on healthy choices a buffet is often quick and efficient. Just a thought....
Price wise this hotel is amazing value for money. From here we went to the Four Seasons in Papagayo and Altagracia was 1/3 of the price per night- outstanding value!!
Finally, we were very lucky to experience excellent pre- and after sales help from Katherine Araya. We took 3 private internal flights from north to south to west and back to San Jose at the end of the 2 weeks, all arranged by Katherine- this was in an 8 seater Kodiak but there is a twin engine option too ( which for logistical reasons we were unable to use). Flying from hotel to hotel is a very efficient use of your time in CR because it takes an eternity to drive from a2b, or fog arrives, or the traffic congestion is bad...but to fly into Altagracia’s airstrip is amazing as you literally go straight to reception. A HUGE thank you to Katherine who had these flights planned to within minutes at every stage. Pilot was waiting and our (many heavy) bags loaded within minutes and off you go. Compared to what we pay for similar in Europe, it was incredible value for money.
So, in short, an excellent hotel and somewhere to go and do a lot of....nothing! Pura Vida!
Everything about this resort is amazing! The property, the people, and the experience are all exceptional! My husband and I will definitely be returning with our family for another Costa Rican mountain vacation. Luxury and adventure at its very best!
Amazing resort in Costa Rica! The staff is very friendly and helpful, making our stay very special. We were on holiday for my birthday and our anniversary and it was wonderful. The ultralite flight is a must do! It was so awesome to see Costa Rica from that viewpoint and it was a very relaxing and smooth ride. We also enjoyed the spa services. We stayed in a casita with a plunge pool that was very private - one of our favorite things is how private the resort feels. It was almost like we had it to ourselves!
Second best place to stay in Costa Rica after Nayara Resort.
What a place to enjoy to relax, to do sports activities, to visit one of the best SPA I have seen and to be pampered by nice and kind professionals.