AltaGracia – Perez Zeledón, Costa Rica
A member of Leading Hotels of the World, AltaGracia Boutique Hacienda boasts the ambiance of a rural hacienda with a welcoming mountainous escape that is easily accessible from San Jose airport.
The resort offers a wealth of activities that stay true to its remote roots, including horseback riding and hiking, which are well-balanced with the generous spa and pool for those desiring downtime.
AltaGracia is founded on the story of a town and its people who dared to dream. This lush new Boutique Hacienda sits high in the mountains of Pérez Zeledon, in the southern region of Costa Rica, in what is one of the country’s best and last, yet-to-be-discovered hideaways.
AltaGracia is the first hotel-child of the ‘Esquivel’ family, which has been tremendously and deeply involved in The Perez Zeledón area for over two generations, an area that was once only known for its agricultural richness land the genuine heartfelt kindness of it’s beautiful people.
In the purest valley of what is the last almost unexplored area in Costa Rica, AltaGracia was born as the only “Boutique Hacienda” in the country, open to a selected public seeking to welcome each guest in their own unique and personal style. Like that of a true Hacienda, its house-style welcome is what defines it. Encouraged by the life led by those that enjoy the true wonders of hacienda living, gourmet eating and Spa life, it was the missing piece for the affluent traveler in Costa Rica.
Perfect for guests who prefer to be picked up by elegantly saddled horses, plane side, as they land directly at The Hacienda, or enjoy custom-made tours that will take them whale-watching 10 meters off the water’s surface on its own private fleet of ultra lights.
Focused on the indulgences that can only be led in a true mountain retreat, it exemplifies the true meaning of “Pura Vida”
During their stay, guests can enjoy over seven dining options, each with its own personality, menu, china and glassware. Everything from in room eye opener baskets are delivered to your doorstep with custom made pastries, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and bread to fire pit side dining can be enjoyed.
Also differentiated by reading rooms, a private cinema and a personally curated wine cellar, the experience is cozy, endearing and wholesome.
The property has a total of 350 hectares of which only 38 have been used for construction, which offers trails for walking or riding with a spectacular view of the “Valle del General”.
The weather is always appealing with days that are warm and sunny, and evenings which are cool and fresh, as AltaGracia also welcomes and embraces the mountain rain, which automatically turns the Hacienda into its own Cloud Forest at night.
While at AltaGracia, guests can be as adventurous as they wish and choose between working out in the largest and private cross fit Course in Costa Rica, which traverses over its own 3 rivers, stables and mountains, or choose to get inspired to live by just sitting in its Casita terraces while the Calientillo river streams down its side.
All pools are also filled with natural spring water and it prides itself in being a 100% non-smoking property.
Leading Hotels of the World
Spa & Wellness
With “Salus Per Aquam” or “Sanitas Per Aquam” the meaning of SPA at its core, (“health through water”) AltaGracia’s Spa will embrace the power of H2O. Besides being the largest in Central America and larger than most of South America, it features 2 saunas, 2 steam rooms, 2 Vichy showers and independent male and female relaxation rooms. Complete with 8 indoor stunning treatments rooms and the most magnificent roman pool with 2 in-pool Jacuzzis, it sits under a two-story atrium and boosts 180 degrees of unobstructed views. You can also enjoy 4 additional fully equipped outdoor treatment gazebos along the meditation trail accompanied by the murmur of the down stream river that cascades on the spa side of the property.
WEDDINGS, EVENTS & MEETINGS
Over 27,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space. La Casona is home to entertainment and celebration rooms which include:
– La Cantina, a pub, game and billiards room with wood-burning fireplace
– El Cinema, for private screenings and movie nights
– El Conference, state of the art meeting space with dedicated optic fibre internet with double firewall and 10 MG bandwidth
– El Reading Room, classic reading room offering extensive inspiring views and wood-burning fireplace
– El Rancho, oversized traditional rustic Costa Rican gazebo
Chirripó National Park – Central America’s highest mountain peak
Manuel Antonio National Park and Beach visits
San Jose-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
25 minutes by private air transfer
November through April
This lush property sits high in the mountains of Pérez Zeledón, in the southern region of Costa Rica, one of the country’s last-to be-discovered hideaways. Fitted with its own airstrip and helipad, it’s a mere 25 minutes by air from San José on its private airplanes. The scenic route by land, also extended by an exclusive fleet of private luxury vehicles, takes 2-1/2 hours of beautiful driving, either by the new “Costanera Road”, or by the scenic Interamerican Mountain Pass.