May 2016. Atop the list of premier Costa Rica Resorts, Hacienda AltaGracia was recently recognized as one of the world’s best new hotels in Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List for 2016. Estate-sized casitas, gourmet dining, a magnificent full-service spa and equestrian center make this resort in Costa Rica one-of-a-kind.
For their 20th edition of the Hot List of the year’s top hotel openings—editors and reporters crisscrossed six continents and 36 countries to review hundreds of new properties. They came back with 60 outstanding winners that represent not just the vanguard of the hotel world but where travelers are headed next—and why.
Tucked high in the mountains of Pérez Zeledon in southern Costa Rica, this 864-acre property—the first Auberge Resort in Central America—brings glamor and luxury to an otherwise rugged terrain. Each of its 50 spacious casitas are decked out in dark wood and leather, and outfitted with sprawling terraces overlooking the mountains or San Ysidro Valley. There’s a ton to keep nature-lovers happy, including horseback riding (there are 28 stables), swimming in natural spring water pools, and a visit to the onsite organic coffee farm. But there’s plenty of fun to be hand indoors as well: The resort has three excellent farm-to-table restaurants (the standout being Ambar, AltaGracia’s signature restaurant overlooking Valle de El General) and the largest spa in Central America, equipped with its own hydrotherapy center.
For more information or reservations, please visit https://altagracia.aubergeresorts.com