From the north of the country, you’ll fly south to breathe in Costa Rica’s fresh mountain air and strong coffee, with three nights at the former coffee plantation turned equestrian paradise, Hacienda AltaGracia
. With the misty Perez Zeledon mountains as a backdrop, a stay at this five-star luxury estate is full of stunning views across the lush vegetation, over the San Isidro valley and towards the green peaks.
Your days here will revolve around the stables and the spa, whether you just want to watch the horses frolicking in the field and try the coconut hand and foot reflexology or go full pelt and canter through the stunning landscape like a real Costa Rican cowboy and end with a Rider’s Sport Massage – the perfect antidote after a day in the saddle.
You can take up many of the country’s famed activities by ziplining through the rainforest treetops, going in search of incredible wildlife, such as fast-moving hummingbirds and monkeys, or mountain biking along the hacienda’s unpaved trails to discover hidden waterfalls and quiet rivers where you can break for lunch.
Getting back to the wellness side, the hacienda also has a massive indoor pool for when the tropical rains hit and a scenic infinity pool well-placed for the sunsets. If you are looking for peace of mind, head to the meditation rancho for some deep thinking or don’t think about anything as you sip on cocktails from your own private terrace.