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Hacienda Altagracia, An Auberge Resort Named No. 1 Resort In Central America In Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader's Choice Awards

PEREZ ZELEDON, COSTA RICA (October 17, 2017)Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort, the ultra-luxury boutique resort in the Pérez Zeledón mountains of Costa Rica, has again received international acclaim and has been named No. 1 Resort in Central America in the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, sharing their recent travel experiences and opinions on the world’s best cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, and airports.

In August Hacienda AltaGracia received equally prestigious recognition from Travel + Leisure, whose readers ranked the resort No. 1 in Central America in the 2017 World’s Best Awards.

Originally conceived and developed as a family retreat and coffee farm by owner and visionary Don Alberto Esquivel, the resort celebrates the unspoiled essence of Costa Rica. Offering 50 hacienda-style casitas, the resort features the largest spa and wellness facility in Central America, a panoramic outdoor swimming pool and indoor/outdoor restaurants showcasing an abundance of produce from the resort’s on-site organic farm.

“It has been a tremendous year at Hacienda AltaGracia, and we are honored to be recognized by the discerning readers of both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as the No. 1 Resort in Central America,” said JP Alfonso, General Manager of Hacienda AltaGracia. “This incredible back-to-back honor is thanks to our talented and passionate staff that can lead guests on an equestrian adventure that celebrates the authentic culture or take them up on unforgettable ultralight flights that showcase our unspoiled region of Costa Rica.”

“It is a great achievement to have the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure name Hacienda AltaGracia No. 1 Resort in Central America in the same year,” said Craig Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, Auberge Resorts Collection. “This recognition is thanks to our team’s exemplary service, development of unique experiences and the resort’s visionary Don Alberto Esquivel, whose dedication to excellence and honoring culture can be felt in every element of the resort’s extraordinary mountain setting.”

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

Hacienda AltaGracia joins sister properties Auberge du Soleil, Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge Resort and Solage, an Auberge Resort in Napa Valley, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences and Esperanza, an Auberge Resort in Cabo San Lucas, and Nanuku, an Auberge Resort in Fiji, which also received top rankings. All the winners will be celebrated in the November 2017 issue of Condé Nast Traveler and online at

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