Aerial view of Hacienda AltaGracia

Holidays at Hacienda AltaGracia

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An ode to Costa Rican Christmas traditions, holidays at Hacienda AltaGracia are filled with spirited play during our El Turno "feria" games, a dedicated kids camp and adventures into one of only five "blue zones" in the world. Celebrate family and community with a Festival de la Luz, equestrian parade, and resplendent feasts. Our holiday season is steeped in the simplest pleasures in life.

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Each holiday celebration at Hacienda AltaGracia is a gift of treasured memories.
Festival de la Luz in Costa Rica

Festival de la Luz

We'll symbolically mark the start of festivities with ‘Festival de la Luz’ - where we’re turn on all the holiday lights across the resort at sunset. We invite you and your families to join us for an evening of mingling with all the Hacienda guests as we welcome the celebratory season to AltaGracia.

Man cooking food over flames

El Turno

Honor Costa Rican holiday tradition while you gather and play 'feria’ - games throughout the month leading up to Christmas. All the games are representative of the resources available to the local Costa Ricans, and the whole community comes together to make the event happen - whether cooking meals to feed all the families, creating a game for friends to participate or providing the entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Two cowboys at Hacienda AltaGracia

El Tope

Line the streets of the Hacienda for El Tope, an annual horse parade which happens on Boxing Day. Considered part of the national folklore of Costa Rica, El Tope is the summit event for lovers of horseriding. The tradition was born at the beginning of the 20th Century, when farmers would herd their cattle on horseback from one farm to another.


Christmas Celebration

Woman hiking in the jungle near Hacienda AltaGracia
Woman hiking in the jungle near Hacienda AltaGracia

December 23-29, 2021

Join us at Grano for a traditionally untraditional Christmas Eve Dinner. This set menu perfectly blends expected ingredients with Costa Rican flair and tradition, as we guide you through a celebratory evening of family and friends. Captivate your imagination with the wonders of the forest during our daily Kids Camp and nature-inspired spa treatments.

  • Festival de la Luz & Sunset Gathering
  • The Art of Tamales
  • Forest Yoga
  • El Turno
  • Costa Rican Chocolate S'mores
  • Costa Rican Candy Making
  • Christmas Eve Dinner
  • El Tope
  • Boxing Day Brunch
  • Cajetas Workshop
  • Tropical Juice Workshop
  • Amigos de Los Establos
  • Crystal Sound Bath
  • Meditation
  • Cienfuegos
  • Hierbas y Flores Tea Ceremony
  • Candlelight Yoga
  • Guaro Cocktail Master Class
  • Dharma Talk
  • Hacienda Walk
  • Ornithologist Hike
  • Local Fruit Cooking Demo
  • Pachamama Yoga
  • Tree Nets 101
Casita minibar with cocktail
Fresh Costa Rican cuisine at Hacienda AltaGracia
Casa at Hacienda AltaGracia

New Year Celebration

Woman in an infinity pool
Woman in an infinity pool

December 30, 2021-January 5, 2022

Welcome a new year with our mindful pre-midnight lantern lighting experience. Write down intentions for the year to come and tie them to your lantern before releasing it into the world. At midnight, we will share a Champagne toast and watch our intentions be released, creating a dramatic and beautiful scene over the San Isidro Valley.

  • Hacienda Walk
  • New Year's Mindful Movement Masterclass
  • El Cultivo Treasure Hunt
  • Meditation
  • Pachamama Yoga
  • Release Burning Ceremony
  • Hierbas y Flores Tea Ceremony
  • New Year's Day Brunch
  • Guaro Cocktail Master Class
  • Costa Rican Chocolate S'mores
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Ornithologist Hike
  • Norcturnal Amphibian Hike
  • Amigos de Los Establos
  • Forest Yoga
  • The Art of Empanadas
  • Fossil Making
  • Sound Bowl Play
  • Candlelight Yoga
  • Tree Nets 101
  • Reiki Healing Circle
  • Breath & Balance on the Slackline
Private terrace with swimming pool at Hacienda AltaGracia
Drinks by the pool

Horse in a stall at Hacienda AltaGracia
Kids helping process sugar cane at Don Nery's farm near the Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica
Kids whispering in front of jungle plants
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One-of-a-Kind Holiday Adventures

Kids Activities

Kids will delight in an exclusive kids camp where they learn to cook local cuisine, learn about bugs and birds and connect body and mind. Located near one of only five “Blue Zones” worldwide, wherein populations live longer and healthier lives comparatively, a complete sense of well-being is found in the mountains surrounding Hacienda AltaGracia.

Stay for the Holidays

The welcoming design of Hacienda AltaGracia's Casitas and Casas brings the outside in, so you are always in the embrace of the San Isidro Valley. Couple that with a dedicated Compa, a liaison and experience designer, and a stress-free holiday is at your doorstep.