In an undiscovered corner of the country, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo spills down a hillside to an isthmus of golden sand, offering cosmopolitan, relaxed luxury and service to this exclusive and pristine tropical setting.
Near the tip of the Papagayo Peninsula, the Resort’s earth-toned stucco buildings – with detail evoking leatherback turtles, armadillos and butterflies – blend perfectly with the wooded landscape. Enticing glimpses of the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean and two magnificent beaches – Virador Bay to the north, Blanca Bay to the south – are revealed through the trees. The resort recently opened three new private luxury cabanas overlooking Virador Beach, for the ultimate in pool and beachside luxury.
The Resort’s 155 guest rooms are connected by walkways that meander through indigenous landscaped gardens and courtyards. Individual suites nestle higher up the hillside amongst the canopy of indigenous trees, offer the utmost seclusion and the feeling of being in a luxury tree house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Reflecting the extraordinary natural beauty of the region, bright tropical colours and indigenous materials have been carefully integrated into the Resort’s luxurious interiors to create a cosy yet sophisticated ambience.
The resort features four restaurants, group and private cooking classes where guests can learn to prepare delicious local dishes like ceviche and casado, and a new coffee house with outdoor seating. Caracol, the signature restaurant at Four Seasons Costa Rica located next to the golf course, has a new all-organic wine list complementing the fresh produce served from the garden nearby, as well as local seafood and steaks.
Recreation options include golf at the Arnold Palmer signature golf course, the Trail of Giants environmental tour of the golf course, community outreach via the resort’s Crecidendo Juntos/Growing Together program, tennis (the resort features the only real grass court at any Four Seasons worldwide), surfing, stand up paddle surfing, sailing, fishing, hiking and an array of eco-adventures including visits to the local volcanoes and national parks. For more information and reservations: FourSeasons.com/CostaRica