Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula
Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica
Four Seasons Resort Papagayo offers luxurious resort-style accommodation, exemplary service and superb facilities in a beautiful setting on Costa Rica's northern Papagayo peninsula south of Liberia. A great option for families and has its own kids club.
At a Glance
Extensive facilities - four restaurants, three pools, a championship-size golf course, tennis courts and spa
Costa Rica's most family friendly hotel with its very own kid's club
Only a 1 hour drive from Liberia International airport, direct flights from North America make it a popular option for the US market too
Beautiful location on a narrow isthmus at the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula
The hotel is isolated but it has plenty of on-site activities for adults and children
Impeccable Four Seasons' service
Voted #12 resort in Central & South America by Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2015
For tennis enthusiasts, Papagayo is a dream. World-class tennis clinics, player match-ups and equipment is provided.Maudie Tomlinson
Watch the monkeys playing on the Beach at Prieta Beach Club, to which Four Seasons guests have free access.Cheska Lowe
Play a round of golf on what’s considered one of the best golf courses in Central AmericaCheska Lowe
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The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula has a beautiful location set on a private peninsula with the Papagayo gulf to one side and the Pacific Ocean to the other. On either side are two sandy beaches, between which the majority of the accommodation is nestled, while the suites and residences cling to the hillside for uninterrupted views over the ocean or gulf The resort was designed by Costa Rica’s most acclaimed architect Ronald Zurcher to blend seamlessly with its setting and taking inspiration from Costa Rica’s natural beauty and has recently been given a contemporary make-over, evident in the fresh bright fabrics in the rooms and suites and modern furniture in the Sol y Sombra restaurant inspired by Latin American street cafes and bars.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula is without a doubt Costa Rica’s stand-out resort offering a warm ‘Tico’ welcome from its predominantly Costa Rican staff as well as outstanding facilities.
At the resort there is a choice of dining options which include Latin-American cuisine, a steakhouse, Italian kitchen and a couple of more casual options. Guests of the Four Seasons have signing privileges at the Prieta Beach Club where there are various pools, a large sandy surfing beach and two restaurants and can book the restaurants at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort .
The Kids for All Seasons Kids Club has extensive indoor and outdoor play areas including a shallow outdoor pool and offers a fun daily educational program for 4 – 12 year olds. Teens can hang out at the Tuanis teen center.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula offers some of the best resort facilities in Costa Rica with three swimming pools, a health spa and gym, 18 hole championship Arnold Palmer designed golf course, five tennis courts (four har-tru and one grass) and tennis program operated by the Peter Burwash and two large sandy beaches with complimentary watersports such as kayaking, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling equipment. Tropic Surf experienced instructors organize surfing lessons for all abilities and ages.
Within a couple of hours from the hotel there are several canopy zipline companies, surfing, rafting, horseback riding, nature reserves and the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park with mud baths, hot springs and adventure activities.
The Resort’s 181 guest rooms, suites and residences have been given a contemporary make-over with fresh bright fabrics and art work blending with comfortable rattan and bamboo furnishings. All rooms have views of the ocean from their private terrace or veranda and large bathrooms with separate showers and tubs.
The Canopy Suites cling to the hillside offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean below. They have a separate master bedroom, large living room with a sofa bed and some have a plunge pool.
The 20 Private Residences have two or three bedrooms and boast an infinity-edge plunge pool and an outdoor shower.
The Four Seasons' Brisa rooms feature amazing views of the coastline and are specifically named "Brisa" for the ocean breezes that circulate through these rooms. Private balconies and sliding louvered doors offer you the opportunity to divide your bedroom from the living area for more privacy and comfort. Featuring one King bed or two double beds in 600 sq feet of space with premium linens, marble bathrooms, Plasma/ LCD television, DVD player, wifi connectivity, twice daily housekeeping, and refrigerated private bar provide maximum comfort during your stay at the Four Season Papagayo.
Children are given a warm welcome at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula. The ’Kids for all Seasons’ program offers exciting adventures for children aged 4 to 12 years led by qualified staff and it open daily from 8am till 5pm. Children can go in search of local insects, reptiles and plants, hunt for hermit crabs, go treasure collecting on the beach, build sand castles and play soccer or splash in the outdoor kids’ pool. Indoor fun includes movies, games and puzzles and a recreation room.
Teens will enjoy the Tuanis Teens center fully equipped with flat-screen TV, DVD player, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. The teen concierge can arrange adventure excursions such as zip-lining, white-water rafting, jungle adventures, snorkeling, sunset kayaking and volcano hikes. Teens can also get manicures and pedicures at the Spa, take golf or tennis lessons or learn cooking, Latin dance and scuba.
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula offers some of the best resort facilities in Costa Rica. Dining options include the Latin-inspired Sol y Sombra, Caracol Steakhouse, Cena Sociale Italian Kitchen and wine bar, and casual option around the pool, at the CR burger shack and Tico’s bar (restaurant openings vary depending on the day and season). Guests of the Four Seasons have signing privileges at the Prieta Beach Club where there are various pools, a large sandy surfing beach and two restaurants and can book the restaurants at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort .
There is the 18-hole par 72 Arnold Palmer designed championship golf course, considered to be one of the most spectacularly located in the world with ocean and gulf views and monkeys looking on. There two huge freeform swimming pools and a smaller one for guests looking for privacy. On one of the two sandy beaches, there are complimentary watersports: Stand up paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment plus a volleyball court and beach football. Four Har tru and one grass tennis courts are overseen by the Peter Burwash International tennis program are available to guests. Tropic Surf instructors are on hand to organize surfing for all levels and there is an elegant spa and large gym with exercise classes such as yoga and zumba.
Apart from golf, tennis and watersports at the resort itself, within a couple of hours from the hotel there are several canopy zipline companies, rafting, horseback riding, nature reserves and the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park with mud baths, hot springs and adventure activities. There is also a daily program of activities organized by the concierge team which include kayaking and snorkeling tours, sunset hiking and cultural activities such as Latin dance lessons, pottery classes and Spanish lessons (some with a small charge).
Location & Directions
Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica
Four Seasons is positioned on Peninsula Papagayo, on Costa Rica’s northwest Pacific coast within the province of Guanacaste.
When to go
The dry season from December to April, doesn't necessarily mean no rain but there should be less of it, is considered the best time to visit Costa Rica. The 'green' season runs from May to November and there is more chance of rain during this time with September and October being the wettest months. It is important to plan well in advance for Christmas and New Year to avoid disappointment (ideally a year) as Costa Rica is extremely popular over this time with repeat bookers. Easter and during US school vacations are also best to plan ahead.