A World Apart

Journey to an

Unspoiled World

There are enchanted corners of the world where time stands still — separate universes that are like living windows into the dawn of creation. Shining quietly on Costa Rica’s North Pacific, Peninsula Papagayo is one such place. 1,400 acres of natural wonders nearly surrounded in sapphire waters, wrapped in a cultural mosaic of astonishing beauty and biodiversity. To set course for this coastal paradise is to discover an extraordinary living environment unlike any other.


Costa Rican Splendor

Part sophisticated resort, part primitive playground, Peninsula Papagayo fulfills an extraordinary dream to create Central America’s premier five-star destination. From the incomparable pleasures of the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica and private Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course; to the uncomplicated luxury of Andaz Costa Rica Resort; to new amenities now under construction, which include a brand new sports mecca, aerial-adventure playground, and Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; to the future amenities of Marina Papagayo’s waterfront village; Peninsula Papagayo promises the quintessential Costa Rican experience.

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Surrounding Peninsula Papagayo is the vast Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a designated UNESCO World Heritage site comprising a single, uninterrupted biogeographic block of protected wildlife area spanning approximately 400,000 acres of land and sea from the shore of the Pacific to the lowland rainforests in the Caribbean basin. Its visually dramatic landscape is home to an extraordinary variety of life forms including 7,000 plant species, 900 vertebrate species, 500 bird species, and 8,000 species of butterflies and moths. Globally important for the conservation of tropical biological diversity, ACG contains an astonishing four of the tropic’s five main ecosystems, the most significant dry forest habitats from Central America to northern Mexico, as well as key habitats for endangered and rare plant and animal species. It’s all connected, accessible and wonder-filled.

Things to Do

Nature Lover’s Playground

Peninsula Papagayo offers an exciting array of outdoor pursuits for all interests, ages, and stages. Go surfing or snorkeling. Saddle up for epic mountain biking. Paddle through magical mangroves. Whether a solo trek or a family outing, on land or sea, your next adventure is as close as your doorstep, but far beyond your wildest dreams.

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Luxury in the Jungle

Stimulate your senses and revitalize your spirits in Andaz style and uncomplicated luxury.

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Recently transformed with a unique fusion of barefoot luxury, the only Forbes Five Star Resort in Central America.

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Getting Here

Journey to
a World Apart

Situated on Costa Rica’s north pacific coast just thirty minutes from Guanacaste Airport (LIR), Peninsula Papagayo is located less than five hours from most major metro areas in the United States.



One peninsula connected from end to end for the first time, unified by amazing team known for their smiles and dedication to providing only-here experiences of exceptional quality. Meet a few of the people who help make Peninsula Papagayo such a special place.

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Peninsula Papagayo’s commitment to sustainability began with the creation of a pioneering community outreach program called Creciendo Juntos and continues today with innovative initiatives inspired by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Fun Facts
Costa Rica

Costa Ricans refer to themselves as Ticos (males) or Ticas (females).

The Guanacaste is Costa Rica’s national tree and the clay-colored thrush is the national bird. The national flower is the guaria morada, an orchid.

Costa Rica has a population of 4.5 million and a life expectancy of almost 77 years, one of the highest in the world.

There are 800 miles of coastline in Costa Rica between the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces: San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limon.

Irazu is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica at 11,259 feet.

Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet’s surface.

A soda is a small, informal restaurant that serves traditional meals like chicken, rice, beans and salad for $2-$3 a plate.

The Ticos, as they’re called, have a national identity of deep-rooted egalitarianism, a value not easily held in a world of competing interests.

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Voices of Guanacaste

Stories from another place

Guanacaste is a magical land of pastoral farms, cattle ranches and some of the happiest people on the planet. They are passionate about their homeland and sharing its natural beauty and cultural riches with members and guests.