Stay at Four Seasons Papagayo
Pacific waves wake you from slumber. You take a walk from your suite on stilts. Past chirping birds and howler monkeys, down to a golden beach without footprints. Back up past sparkling swimming pools then down to the sheltered waters of Culebra Bay. Another beach awaits. You jump into the blue and go snorkelling. Could life be any more comfortable than here? Four Seasons are setting the new standard for Costa Rica luxury at their resort on the Papagayo Peninsula. It’s contemporary and spacious, with all the exceptional amenities you expect from any Four Seasons. But it’s the location that impresses most, probably the best location of any resort in Central America.
Papagayo is Costa Rica’s most exclusive beach destination. Four Seasons Papagayo has the ultimate location, at the narrowest point of a narrow and mostly private peninsula. It means you have two golden sandy beaches. One on the sheltered Culebra Bay, the other on the Pacific. Use Liberia airport rather than San Jose as it’s less than an hour away by road.
Every room has an ocean view and feels reassuringly expensive. Suites provide a lot more privacy, as they’re built on stilts and hidden among the trees. There’s the classic Four Seasons style throughout so don’t expect particularly unique or local design, but very high-quality furnishings and facilities.
Who is it for
This is a fairly large luxury resort, with more amenities and facilities than any other five-star property in Costa Rica. It’s ideal when you want all the allure of Costa Rica’s nature, with the very reassuring Four Seasons quality. The Kids for All Seasons program is excellent and most couples will find everything they need. It’s just not the right choice if you want something boutique.
Facilities & activities
Two beaches, four swimming pools, an 18-room spa and five restaurants (we love the Italian seafood restaurant Pesce). Snorkelling, tennis, a golf course overlooking the ocean and Latin dance classes. The grounds are so vast you can explore trails and look for monkeys. There’s just about everything here although the premier highlight is the setting.