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Hotel & Resort Tilajari


The visionary founders of the Tilajari project (“green valley” in the indigenous language Maleku) launched this incredible dream come true in 1987 as a recreational country club, the first site of its kind in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica. Initially, the property focused on developing recreational facilities, including swimming pools, picnic spaces, a restaurant, and outdoor leisure areas available to local families with a private club membership.

With a solid conviction to motivate general sports activities and promote healthy entertainment, Tilajari became a tennis pioneer offering tennis courts to teach and train young adults. Its founders later created the Tennis Association of San Carlos, a group that successfully participates in various national tournaments to this day.

In 1991, as Costa Rica began its consolidation as an eco-tourism destination, Tijari added rooms to its portfolio of activities. As a result, international tourists interested in nature, the medicinal hot springs, and the Arenal Volcano began visiting the area. As a result, Tilajari offered an ideal location and amenities for foreign and local guests to enjoy the beautiful natural attractions.

Tilajari continued to grow, adding more rooms, and the Katira Restaurant, overlooking the San Jose River, was created to improve the existing food and beverage service. Tilajari now has 76 rooms ranging from Standard to the latest addition, the Junior Suites.

The Tilajari brand is positioned locally and internationally as a favorite hotel, restaurant, conference, and sports center. Since its beginning in 1997, Tilajari Hotel Resort has been committed to the continued development of its community, Muelle de San Carlos. Through the creation of stable employment, contribution to social causes, and conservation programs, Tilajari is an active member of Muelle!

Nowadays, the original vision, mission, and values created and upheld by its founders have been passed down to the second generation of the family that continues to offer services that consistently exceed expectations and satisfies the ever-changing trends and demands of today´s tourism and corporate markets.

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