Plan Your Adventure


Find Your Inner Explorer

The Journey to Pura Vida


Peninsula Papagayo is one of the most beautiful places in the world—a magical 1,400-acre playground with an unparalleled closeness to nature. Imagine 11 miles of coastline and 8 miles of bluff edges. Surrounded by 500,000 acres of eco-parklands. It’s heaven on earth for hikers, surfers, paddle boarders, animal lovers, snorkelers, divers and anyone who feels happiest in the outdoors.

Papagayo Explorers welcomes all explorers staying at Peninsula Papagayo to join our specialized team for a world of epic eco-adventures into wide-open wonder. We’re here to connect, learn, educate and share in the discovery of the peninsula with you through experiences with purpose. Whether by land or sea. On solo treks or fun-filled family outings. In our own backyard and beyond.

So leave it all behind, step into the joy of the moment and explore the riches of paradise. The possibilities are astounding.



Papagayo Explorers Club is your passport to boundless exploration off the beaten path. 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.

Inspired Adventures

Curated outdoor pursuits and learning opportunities for small groups, on land and water. Exploring Peninsula Papagayo’s 1,400-acre ecological wonderland and surrounding coastline—all starting right here in our own backyard.

Camp Jaguar

Fun-filled explorations tailored to campers, ages 12-16, in search of adventure, self-discovery and connection to the world around them. Featuring the outstanding programs and expert staff Papagayo Explorers Club is known for, along with an array of cultural and recreational activities geared to all interests and skill levels.

Tailored Journeys

Personalized, independent and made-to-order journeys. Go wherever you want, with whomever you want, whenever your schedule allows, on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage that lets you reach farther and go deeper into Costa Rica than ever before.



Lose sight of the shore and discover the ocean as it stirs your heart, inspires your imagination and brings eternal joy to your soul. It’s how some of the greatest explorers first found new lands.


Learn what it’s like to fly through the underwater world the most natural way, staying as long as your breath allows.


Bioluminescence Paddle

An evening paddle on Culebra Bay can take your breath away, especially during one of the seasonal upwellings in the Gulf of Papagayo.

Outrigger Canoeing

Perfect your stroke and build endurance while experiencing marine life along the peninsula’s dramatic coastline.



We’re proud to boast not only some of the country’s top guides, but also its best biologists.
Both will help you record how many animals you find on your explorations—and what kinds.


Escape the confines of pavement, connect with nature and head out with your pro bike guide for the ride of your life.


Weekly camps tailored to young explorers ages 12-16. Pick your favorite days or come for the entire week. Let the games begin!

Dust on the Horizon

Venture off the beaten path through Horizontes Experimental Forest and explore a world of nature without borders.



It’s always been the warmth of the people as much as the richness of nature that sets this place apart. As it always will be. Come get cultured in the life Tico—considered the happiest in the Americas.

Folkloric Fiesta

Immerse yourself in the Tico lifestyle, where Costa Rica’s greatest traditions, food and folklore are born. Learn to lasso and more.

Captivating Culture

Be a guest under the roof, homeland and life of Guanacaste’s trailblazers, where you’ll cook, fish and live like the locals.

Guaitil Village

View centuries-old indigenous handicrafts and study the techniques of pre-Columbian Chorotega-style pottery from town potters.



While we take exploring seriously, we take the safety, health and security of our guests and employees even more seriously. Social distancing for residents and guests, masking, and other precautions to reduce risk have been implemented in accordance with Costa Rican health orders, in keeping with best practices and guidelines issued by the World Health Organization and World Travel & Tourism Council. We have implemented a COVID-19 Plan that includes the initiatives listed below, developed to ensure that all explorers are and feel safe.

• Groups are limited to individuals in the same family or social circle of no more than 5 people who can interact with one another without physical distancing.

• Protocols have been implemented to minimize physical contact with our guides and staff members using a risk-based approach. Please try and stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)

• We have implemented a special cleaning and disinfection plan for the Nature Center and all equipment

• We have implemented health screenings for all staff and guests

• We have undertaken a risk assessment of each adventure activity to determine the measures required, such as physical distancing, and the wearing of face-coverings

• We have staggered activity times for different groups, and mapped out alternate routes to avoid higher traffic areas and facilitate easier physical distancing

• We have made personal protection equipment available to staff, such as masks and sanitizer as required by local health regulations

• We have integrated technologies to enable contactless touchpoints and payment where possible

• We have confirmed with all of our suppliers and partners that they follow likeminded health and hygiene protocols and guidelines to protect guests as required by local legislation

• We have implemented a COVID-19 emergency plan in collaboration with suppliers and partners should new cases emerge during a trip or after an activity, in line with national protocols