The intent of the owners was to create a very comfortable hotel with a warm environment and friendly spirit where a guest can feel nearly as well as at home. The five star Resort Martino is indeed one of Costa Rica's greatest escape locations, a place where you can treat yourself to the best of pampering and relaxation.
After your stay, you will feel completely rejuvenated and ready to face city life for a little while longer.
After opening four traditional hotels in Italy, Alfonso Martino the original founder thought the future of vacations would always be more SPA oriented. Alfonso learned from National Geographic that the region known as La Garita de Alajuela in Costa Rica was listed among three areas with the best climate on the planet; dry, with light breeze and a temperature between 18 and 25 centigrade all year round.
He then decided to use La Garita as a corner stone to create a world class resort and Spa. The result was a combination of the best European lodging traditions and the lushness of the Tropics in an Area blessed by nature, where Flora and Fauna mix in a climate ideally suited for energy recovery, relaxation and rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit.
"The architecture has not been easy, as the great architect of the universe had made such a magnificent job here. It has not been easy to compete with the trees and bamboo, so majestic that they nearly touch the sky."
Resort Martino, a small luxury five star hotel, pays special attention to every detail, draws its inspiration from the European hotel chain "Chateau & Relais". The Resort has only 37 Suites y 5 Deluxe Suites, because we believe that only a small hotel can offer perfect service.
After building and operating four hotels in Italy,Alfonso Martino, the founder, arrived at La Garita de Alajuela and discovered that it was blessed by nature, he decided that this was the perfect place to achieve his life's dream. He has personally designed the hotel, combining the elegance of European tradition with a new sense of the Tropics, where flora and fauna mix in a climate ideally suited for energy recovery and relaxation.
Rooms are luxuriously furnished, all with a terrace overlooking the large neoclassic pool, and with a second telephone in the bathroom. Hotel amenities include the Gourmet Restaurant which has been rated one of the best in the country, three bars, a conference center, tennis court, bar, casino and the attached bird sanctuary. It also has one of the largest private health clubs in Central America with roman bath and sauna and a complete beauty and medical SPA, where you can find everything, from a simple massage to aesthetic surgery.
The intent of the owner was to create a very comfortable hotel with a warm environment and friendly spirit where a guest can feel nearly as well as at home. The five star Resort Martino is indeed one of Costa Rica's greatest escape locations, a place where you can treat yourself to the best of pampering and relaxation. After your stay, you will feel completely rejuvenated and ready to face city life for a little while longer.
This is what people, including guests, airlines and travel agents, have said about our Resort:
"Thank you so much for the wonderful four days we spent at the Hotel Martino. We enjoyed everything about it - from the absolutely delicious food, to the personal, warm service from everyone we encountered. Everything was first class - from the linens to the extra special spa treatments. Our 10th anniversary celebration was perfecto!"
"Everything was perfect, only one thing missing -
days of 36 hours or more."
Eliane de Tavernier
"Our evening at your resort was the highlight of our trip; your hotel is beyond words."
"Resort Martino was absolutely wonderful; Alfonso treated us with every personal attention. Food was wonderful, among the best I have eaten in NYC.We loved it so much that we hardly stepped out of the hotel.
I cannot thank you enough for recommending that hotel to us."
" Walking into Hotel Martino it is like entering Paradise. We have never stayed at a hotel that was more attentive to their guests’ comfort. Everything was exceptional, delicious food, beautiful landscape, architecture, elegant furniture, and delightful details such as monogrammed linens and towels. You never want to leave! "
Arriet & Randy Randoms.
The cuisine of our restaurant Le Gourmet is carefully prepared to exalt the flavor of its ingredients. We believe deeply in the importance of organic products and for this reason we strive to deliver our guests only fresh and natural products.
Our fruits, juices, flours, meat, milk, eggs, cheese, and vegetables, are all natural and chosen with maximum care. Our breads, pastas, focaccia, lasagna, marmeladas and pastries are homemade strictly following the rules of our tradition and using no chemicals at all. We have now built herb and vegetable gardens so that all of our fresh ingredients are available right here at the resort.
Alfonso Martino, the re-founder of the long hotel tradition, has spent most of his life searching for the real south-center Italian cuisine, especially the Naples cuisine which was deeply influenced by Greek, French, Spanish and Arabian cuisine
It has been millions of years since mankind realized the benefit and taste of cooked food over raw food. During this time the art of cooking has continuously been improving searching for the point of perfection. Various intents to create "Nouvelles Couisines", however, have failed many times. The recipe's of traditional cuisine is like musical notations. Although you can have your own interpretation of any music, you can never change a note or you will change the music. You can never change the ingredients of a recipe for that matter. Some of our guests believe only to taste the "Tortelli di Ricotta", the ancient recipe of Sorrento, is worth staying at the Martino Resort.