Hacienda AltaGracia by Auberge Collection
Overview

Hacienda AltaGracia an Auberge Resort 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. This lush new Boutique Hacienda sits high in the mountains of Pérez Zeledón, in the southern region of Costa Rica, in what is one of the country’s best and last to be-discovered, hideaways.

 

Featuring 50 “casitas”, the largest spa in Central America, its own airstrip and helipad, various dining options and other signature details encouraged by the life led by those that enjoy the true wonders of hacienda living. Hacienda AltaGracia will be sure to reposition, reinvent and recharge Costa Rica as Premiere True Luxury Destination

What We Love

 

Equestrian Experience AltaGracia's equestrian experience is unique and splendid as it combines the best of horse riding topped with a sense of indulgence. It features breed horses for all levels of riding, private trails throughout the property, 28 oversized indoor stables, a saddle room and guided tours by equestrian experts. Our enclosed riding ring offers a venue to practice day and night horseback riding, to host shows and equine events, and is ideal for special occasions.SPA & FitnessPamper yourself in Manantial, one of Central America's finest SPAs. Manantial features 6 indoor treatment rooms, a panoramic pool with a breath taking view of the valley, as well as 4 outdoor ranchos, a top-of-the-line fitness center and a professional beauty salon.

Press and Awards

 

• América Latina acoge el turismo de lujo: “AltaGracia es un nuevo motor para el turismo de lujo en la región” – El País México. • Ride horses in an untouched part of Costa Rica at AltaGracia – AFAR Magazine. • 22 don’t miss Travel destinations for 2015 – “AltaGracia” – New York Post. • Costa Rica, now with more horses and hang gliders. – Urban Daddy, New York. • AltaGracia Resort, Costa Rica a high mountain retreat among the plantations. – Celebrate Living.

Rooms

Featuring 50 “casita” style accommodations, the hotel has four different categories, each designed under an "estate-chic" type concept. Each Casita has its own personality with different palettes varying from soft greens and blues to warn reds and yellows; also each one has their own panoramic terrace with perfect views and private spaces, allowing for a personal and intimate experience as they are strategically placed throughout the Hacienda.

Deluxe Casita: Framed in tropical plants and overlooking the spectacular San Isidro valley, the Deluxe Casita and its 1173 sq feet of space is the perfect getaway for couples and quartets. Enjoy a heavenly sleep on our plush mattresses, spread your wardrobe out in our walk-in closets, and spend a few hours channel-surfing on our 50” widescreen TVs. Step through a sliding-glass door for easy access to AltaGracia’s tropical gardens, then ride door-to-door service from casita to top-quality restaurant and back.

 

Premium Casita: With its 1,485 square feet of space, the Premium Casita invites you to rest on your king-sized bed or sit by the fireplace during those crisp alpine nights. The butler’s pantry is well stocked with snacks and beverages, and broad windows offer breathtaking views of the lush green landscape. Step onto the private patio with a complementary bottle of champagne and watch the sun set over the distant mountains.

 

Master Casita:Slip into a steaming bath as jets of water shoot from its sides. The Master Casita is like its own luxury hilltop cottage, complete with two wide-screen TVs, elegant furnishing, automated shades for privacy, and walls decorated in handpicked Costa Rican artwork. Its 2,293 square feet of floor space allow you to spread out, entertain visitors, and take advantage of the fully equipped drawing room.

 

Two-Bedroom Casita: The largest accommodation at AltaGracia is also its most lavish: Guests can pick from two master bedrooms, spend time in the loft-inspired commons area, and employ a fully functional kitchen. A whirlpool bathtub complements the voluminous marble bathrooms. The elegant open-air design feels both roomy and intimate, a perfect setting for a two vacationing couples. Wreathed in exotic flora, the two-bedroom casita offers an expansive terrace, giving guests a cozy indoor and epic outdoor experience.

Signature Cuisine

NATURAL, FRESH, SEASONAL. There is passion and authenticity behind every Auberge culinary experience and the plentiful dining offerings at Hacienda AltaGracia range from inventively crafted cuisines to familiar comforts with a farm to fork concept. The 20 acre sustainably managed farm at the Hacienda produces magnificent fruits and vegetables that inspire most of the menus to provide a truly original and uniquely satisfying experience while dining in Costa Rica

Ambar: A fine dining panoramic dinner restaurant. 

El Bistro: A breakfast, lite fare and coffee bar.

El Grill: A lounge and terrace right at the riding rings.

Off Site Activities

ULTRALIGHT FLIGHTS: WOW! Take to the sky for a unique adventure in an ultralight aircraft, with you as the passenger. Your pilot will fly low and slow over the waterfalls, rainforests, pineapple plantations and the Pacific ocean. Leave your camera at home and we’ll send you the pictures taken from the wings of the plane! Duration 30 minutes or 1 hour flying time. Minimum age 12 yrs.

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Access the Hacienda’s lush unpaved trails on a mountain bike. Whether you are new to the sport or looking for an easy cruise, our trails have something for everyone from moderate to a more adventurous and adrenaline filled ride! Our guide will surely take your riding to the next level. Duration 1 hour to 2.5 hours, depending on trails selected. Minimum age 8 yrs.

 

ALTAGRACIA TRAILS: A beautiful hike through the forests and rivers of the Hacienda. The interlinked trail system provides an excellent opportunity to see the various flora and fauna we have throughout the resorts 850 acres. Be sure to stop and enjoy the water of Rio Calientillo. Duration 1 to 3 hours, depending on trails selected.  Minimum age 5 yrs

 

THE STABLES: Our stables are home to a wide variety of gentle horses from all over the world, cared for by our Caballistas (professional Costa Rican cowboys). Trail rides take you through different, scenic parts of the Hacienda and depending on your level of experience, your guide and Caballista will ensure your equestrian experience is exceptional. Duration 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on trails selected. Minimum age 8 yrs.

 

EL PICADERO: Our enclosed riding ring is an idyllic location for horse shows, demonstrations, and riding lessons. Our “caballistas” offer lessons for the beginner who wants to learn how to ride in an enclosed environment, and the rider that wants to hone his or her horsemanship and learn how to trot, canter, and gallop. Duration 1 – 2 hours. Minimum age 5 yrs.

 

HORSERIDE + RIVERSIDE LUNCH: Enjoy a scenic horseback ride along the Santa Maria trail to Rio Calientillo. After traversing through the scenic countryside and arriving at the river’s edge, you will be served a traditional Costa Rican farmer’s meal wrapped in banana leaves and served with a traditional drink of “agua de sapo”. Duration 3 hours with a private guide. Minimum age 8 yrs.

 

LIVE THE LIFE OF A CABALLISTA: Experience the day to day life of the Caballista (horsemen) and vaquero (cowboy) with a hands on opportunity to interact with and care for a horse. Take your horse from the pastures and bring her to the stables for a shower, then saddle up for a chance to join the Caballista herding cattle from one field to another. Afterwards, enjoy breakfast from your saddle bag sitting by the river before returning to the stables to see  a Caballista shoe a horse. You may even get a horseshoe as a souvenir! Duration 3 – 4 hours with a private guide. Minimum age 8 yrs.

 

LA HUERTA FARM TOUR: The 30-acre sustainably, managed farm at AltaGracia grows most of the produce used at the Hacienda and what remains unused is donated to local schools. Guests are invited to work with our culinary team to harvest produce for the days dishes. Duration 1 – 3 hours. Minimum age 5 yrs.

 

CHEESE WORKSHOP: Don Wilberth welcomes us to their family’s sustainable home farm and introduces us to the process of making authentic Swiss cheese. Be ready to get your hands dirty in the cheese making process and for a truly memorable cheese tasting experience. Minimum age 5 yrs.

 

COSTA RICAN COOKING CLASS: Experience authentic Costa Rican flavors as you join a local family for a cooking class. Discover their household techniques and customs in preparing a typical meal. Then, gather round the table and enjoy the wonderful meal you’ve prepared with your hosts. Buen provecho! Minimum age 5 yrs.