Imagine a tropical wilderness nearly surrounded by sapphire waters, spanning 1,400 acres, 11 miles of coastline, 8 miles of bluff edges and 21 spectacular, uncrowded beaches. Mother Nature must consider Peninsula Papagayo one of her finest hours. Set amid this protected sanctuary—home to some of the earth’s most extraordinary flora and fauna—you’ll discover an exclusive collection of custom estate homesites and residences offering unparalleled views, privacy and tranquility.
There are enchanted corners of the world where time stands still. Separate universes that are like living windows into the dawn of creation. Peninsula Papagayo, shining quietly on Costa Rica’s North Pacific coastline, is one such place. An unspoiled world where the splendor of man and nature come together. And the greatest discovery may be oneself. Beyond a veil of emerald forest, the wonders of a flourishing private community beckon: 1,400 acres of vast wilderness nearly surrounded in sapphire waters. Residential retreats beyond the imagination. Warm people with a generous spirit. Each day, the allure of a new experience. It is as if one has reached the farthest ends of the globe, save for the creature comforts that abound.
Breathtakingly beautiful, this secluded hideaway on Costa Rica’s north pacific coast is a sanctuary for adventure and exploration. Swim, scuba or snorkel with colorful fish and schooling rays at Monkey’s Head rock. Kayak among dazzling green estuaries. Charter a boat and cruise the seas in search of dolphins, whales or world-class marlin. By land, hike through enchanted forests and coastal bluffs on miles of untrodden trails. Go horseback riding or trekking off the beaten path on a customized sightseeing excursion. Beyond the forest, Peninsula Papagayo becomes the perfect base camp for venturing into 500,000 acres of preserved eco-parklands. From cloud forests to butterfly farms and tree canopy tours, any pilgrimage can be easily arranged through the Club Concierge.
Part sophisticated resort, part primitive playground, Peninsula Papagayo fulfils a dream to create Costa Rica’s premier five-star residential resort destination.
Aesthetic standards are high, blending subtle native elements — motifs in the shapes of mangrove roots, armadillos and butterflies— with a nuanced palette and modernist sensibilities honoring the culture and environment. Interpretive trails allow close encounters with nature with minimum environmental impact. In one area, the road was redesigned 14 times to protect the trees and integrity of the landscape. Amid the mystery of these tropical environs hails a lifestyle that bespeaks luxury without formality, of simple pleasures and extraordinary lifelong memories.
Picture 2,000 species of moths and butterflies, 850 varieties of birds, 150 species of amphibians, 219 species of reptiles, 205 species of mammals, and more than 10,000 species of plant life, all setting up camp within a country the size of West Virginia. For residents of Peninsula Papagayo, this dazzling wonderland beckons just beyond your back door. Watch for the iridescent blue morpho butterfly or the timid mapache, Costa Rica’s charming relation to the raccoon. White-faced and Howler monkeys are another common site; their distinctive sound is a constant reminder of the many wonders of Papagayo’s wild side.
Located just thirty minutes from Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport, Peninsula Papagayo teems, as it has for centuries, with boundless beauty. Formed by volcanic activity and sculpted by wind, rain and sun, this jagged peninsula reaches southward in a perfect geological form. Near its tip, an isthmus as narrow as a large backyard brings east and west back-to- back. To the east, the Bay of Culebra is colored peach at sunrise, broad and glassy and ringed with beaches. To the west, a five-minute walk across the isthmus, the Gulf of Papagayo comes ashore in waves of sunset lavender.
The ocean laps at three sides of this willowy peninsula, in coves and inlets and satin strands, or at brooding cliffs that meet it vertically. Throughout the day, seabirds dive and soar with the updrafts between picturesque offshore islets. Nature had a field day shaping this peninsula: 21 separate beaches line 11 miles of coastline in this paradise of Costa Rica.
Something happens when you settle into the spell of the jungle. You find yourself falling into the natural patterns of the earth. Naturally, you’ll find clocks at Peninsula Papagayo, but they suddenly lose their importance. Here, time is marked by the rise and fall of the tide, and by tracing the sun across the sky. Homes follow suit by taking their orientation from the most spectacular coastal views, whether it’s the first sight of light peering over the bay or a Technicolor sunset trailing a blanket of stars through the black night.
Tucked into the lap of a slender isthmus between Playa Blanca and Playa Virador lies the incomparable Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, a perennial Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice favorite combining the best of man-made and natural wonders with the hotelier’s legendary personalized service. It appears like a welcoming village, with 153 indoor/outdoor guest rooms and suites that let guests experience the tropical lure of Costa Rica. Life in the jungle can be a very cultured existence.
Hugging diverse terrain borne of an ancient lava flow from distant Rincón de la Vieja, Arnold Palmer’s 18-hole, par-72 championship course is wilderness refined. Ranked among the “Top 100 Courses Outside the United States” by Golf Digest, the masterful design winds through lush forests, valleys and seacliffs, making it easy to get distracted by the sheer beauty of the surroundings and chatter of white-faced monkeys in the trees overhead.
Game day begins and ends at Peninsula Papagayo’s elegant Golf Clubhouse, managed by Four Seasons. Poised atop one of the peninsula’s highest plateaus, architect Ronald Zürcher’s soaring 28,000 square foot ode to a conch shell showcases heart-pounding views of the Pacific Ocean, Bahia de Culebra and the 18th hole. Facilities include a private members lounge, Caracol restaurant and bar, pro shop, locker rooms and bag storage.
The peninsula’s experienced concierge team makes the impossible possible, delivering personalized service and insider access to one of the world’s most exciting eco tourism and adventure travel destinations. Accessible exclusively to members and their guests, the club’s bilingual concierge staff are the local experts to call upon for customised travel arrangements, sporting activities, dining and spa reservations, as well as adventures and tours through the Peninsula Discovery Program.
Standing quietly and almost imperceptible within a canopy of old growth trees overlooking Culebra Bay, Andaz represents a refreshing take on the boutique-style hotel with sophisticated style, locally inspired cuisine and an atmosphere that is personal, vibrant and uncomplicated. True to the Andaz brand, the organic architecture by renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zürcher is grounded in local culture, inspired by native flora and fauna. Explore Andaz Papagayo
One Bermuda grass court and four landscaped Har-Tru clay courts, including a 344-seat stadium court, create an impressive venue for competitive matches and recreational play. The tennis program—managed by Peter Burwash International—includes drop-in events, advanced drill sessions and stroke of the day clinics conducted by the USPTA’s Victor Anonsen.
Peninsula Papagayo’s pura vida lifestyle revolves around simple pleasures and special moments—particularly for those who choose to elevate their experience through membership in the Peninsula Club. Offered exclusively to residents, the club confers access to world-class facilities, member events and an experienced concierge team who make the impossible possible, delivering personalized service and coveted insider access to one of the world’s most exciting eco tourism and adventure travel destinations.
There are probably no finer cruising grounds in Central America than those surrounding the peninsula and with the region’s premier fleet and state-of-the-art facilities, Marina Papagayo has quickly become Costa Rica’s preferred gateway to the Pacific. Capable of accommodating superyachts up to 220’, our fully operational 180-slip deep-water marina is equipped with a state of the art Shoremaster® floating dock-system with an extensive floating attenuator that soothes outside seas and provides a calm and serene environment within. Explore Marina Papagayo
Nestled along the palm-fringed sands of one of the peninsula’s most coveted coves, this seaside sanctuary is a haven for members and invited guests to layback and immerse in the pleasures of beach life. The ambiance is pure Peninsula Papagayo—warm, comfortable and hospitable. With gentle waves and some of Papagayo’s most enjoyable swimming, it’s the perfect place to escape and languish in the ways of pura vida.
Peninsula Papagayo’s Discovery Program is your passport to adventure and exploration, offering an array of family-oriented activities for all ages and interests, customized to individual goals. Deep-sea diving. Stand-up paddling. Horseback riding. Mountain biking. Infinite opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration abound. All within the comfortable surroundings of Costa Rica’s premier five-star residential resort.
From its inception, Peninsula Papagayo was envisioned to play a leading role in empowering nearby communities to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their children. This commitment began in 2001 with the creation of a pioneering community outreach program called Creciendo Juntos—Growing Together. To date, there have been over 600,000 participants in Creciendo Juntos-sponsored courses and workshops, broadening the horizon of job opportunities, self-employment and entrepreneurship for residents in the region.