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A Lifetime of Adventure


Extraordinary experiences for explorers and nature lovers.

If there is a heaven on earth for adventurers, surely this is it. Miles of trails lace emerald forests. Secret coves entice sun worshipers and beachcombers. And the ocean teams with its own exotic mysteries: Diving and snorkeling among coral reefs. Canoeing and kayaking through magical estuaries. World class surfing, sailing, and sport fishing. From this private basecamp, every day unveils a new discovery and a chance to see the world through different eyes.


Find Your
Inner Explorer

Papagayo Explorers is your passport to boundless exploration off the beaten path. Deep-sea diving. Stand-up paddling. Horseback riding. Mountain biking. Infinite opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration abound. Discover the best of Costa Rica with expert guides, naturalists and translators. Immerse yourself in this world apart. And have the time of your life.

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Passport to
Nature’s Ocean Kingdom

The waters surrounding Peninsula Papagayo offer limitless opportunities for water sports and exploration. Nearby Witch’s Rock is a surfing paradise where the swell and offshore winds meet at one of the oldest rock formations in Central America. In addition to the perfect wave, there’s epic scuba diving and snorkeling at Monkey Head rock, and tranquil waters for paddle boarding and kayaking.


Onshore Adventures

By land, Peninsula Papagayo offers hundreds of acres of biologically rich and diverse wilderness to explore. Bike through three microclimates in a single morning or afternoon. Hike through enchanted forests and coastal bluffs on miles of untrodden trails. Or set out on a tailored journey to explore one of the nearby national parks. The peninsula is mostly untamed, and wild in every direction.


Living Pura Vida

You’ve come to Costa Rica to experience another culture, a new way of looking at the world. Immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s greatest traditions, food and folklore. Learn to lasso. Be a guest of one of Guanacaste’s trailblazers, where you’ll cook, fish and live like a local. See centuries-old indigenous handicrafts and study the techniques of pre-Columbian pottery. Learn the language of pura vida and living in the moment.


Match Play
in the Tropics

Play a match on one of four Har-Tru clay courts or Costa Rica’s only Bermuda grass court. Managed by world-renowned Peter Burwash International, the tennis program includes private lessons, drop-in events, advanced drill sessions, and stroke of the day clinics for players of all skill levels.


An Oasis
for Wellness

Indulge in only-here spa treatments and wellness rituals. Continue your whole-body fitness program with expert trainers and an array of classes. Our holistic wellness programs offer the opportunity to get in touch with the mind, body and soul in one of the most beautiful and peaceful places on earth.

Beaches and Trails


The peninsula’s 11 miles of coastline spans 21 unique beaches and 14 miles of trails that connect the peninsula from end to end—for a lifetime of exploring on two feet or two wheels. Go swimming or snorkeling on a secluded beach and slip blissfully away from civilization. Or take the ride of your life on an electric-assist off-road bike through an alternate universe of tropical dry forest and coastal mangroves and be back in time for breakfast.

Workout Stations


Engineered for bodyweight training and calisthenics workouts, the MoveStrong outdoor functional fitness playgrounds situated across the peninsula are akin to open-air jungle gyms at jungle’s edge, blending the best of old-school calisthenics with the latest in functional fitness training in an all-in-one station.

E-Bike Sharing Program


Papagayo Bike-Share is an all-new mobility system featuring a fleet of electric-assist bikes that make it fun and easier than ever to venture out and explore the peninsula from one end to the other. The service is free for Papagayo Bike-Share members—provided compliments of Peninsula Papagayo Resort Community Master Association. Sign up online to become a member.

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Peninsula Papagayo is a mecca for explorers of all ages. Our three Kids Clubs expand horizons
 through a balanced focus on environmental sciences and the arts. Programming features wide-ranging activities conducted by professionally qualified staff designed to help kids discover the world around them.



Enjoy delicious meals and experience must-try dishes at twelve signature restaurants across the peninsula. New concepts provide more family-style options featuring locally and seasonally sourced foods, sustainable fish and seafood, even higher quality meat, more plant-based foods, and all things vegetables!

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