A World Apart

Crown Jewel
of Central America

Part sophisticated community, part primitive playground, Peninsula Papagayo fulfills a dream to create Central America’s premier residential resort destination.
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, is one such place. A 1,400-acre private community of natural wonders, cultural richness and only-here experiences to explore. Surrounded by ocean on three sides and wrapped in a cultural mosaic of beauty and biodiversity. With a UNESCO World Heritage Site at its doorstep protecting one of the last tropical dry forests in the Americas, and one of the most important beaches for sea turtles in the Pacific. Gateway to a country that harbors 12 major life zones, 500,000 species and 5% of the life forms found on the planet. And to a peaceful, happy people who teach the language of pura vida, pure life—the gift of grace that’s all about living in the moment.

Four Seasons Resort & Residences

Eco-luxury reimagined—the first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort in Central and South America

Andaz Costa Rica Resort & Residences

A kaleidoscope of style and local culture with the quintessential Andaz touch

Marina Papagayo

Fully serviced berths for yachts up to 250 LOA, gateway to epic ocean adventures

Marina Village

A fun and relaxed meeting place for cocktails and light fare

Golf Clubhouse, Tennis Center & Bike Shop

Newly transformed with a signature latin steakhouse and private member lounge

Clubhouse at Prieta Beach

The heart of the Club at Peninsula Papagayo and home to Member Services and the Discovery Program

The Ocean Course

The ultimate eco-golf experience, an Arnold Palmer Signature

Future Macaw Sanctuary

A refuge for all seasons protecting one of the last wild populations of scarlet macaws

Nature Center

Basecamp to Nacascolo Preserve and adventures on Culebra Bay

Exclusive Resorts

Featuring the popular Poro Poro Restaurant — one of 12 signature dining venues on the peninsula

Four Seasons Residences on Prieta Bay

A new enclave of wholly owned private villas offering the ultimate home away

Andaz Beach House

Locally inspired food and drink on one of Travel+Leisure’s most beautiful beaches

Future Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Rare estates set apart from the world, coming soon to Peninsula Papagayo

Future Palmares Basecamp

Basecamp to miles of coastal single-track mountain bike and nature trails

Interact with the map to explore a world apart

Flora and Fauna


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 350,000+ acres of land and sea from the shore of the Pacific to the lowland rainforests in the Caribbean basin. The 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

For those who share a love of nature and outdoor recreation, Peninsula Papagayo presents a unique opportunity to belong and connect with the world around us. Go surfing or snorkeling. Saddle up for epic mountain biking. Tour protected mangroves by canoe or water bike. Or discover the creatures that come out to play after dark. Whether a solo trek or a family outing, the experiences are 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

Though Peninsula Papagayo feels like another world, travel time from most major gateways in the United States is less than 5 hours. The property is conveniently situated on Costa Rica’s north pacific coast in the Central Standard Time Zone (CST), just 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR).



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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New ownership led by Gencom is continuing to deliver value for local stakeholders by balancing profit and purpose. Targeted investments in a range of social, economic, and ecological initiatives will contribute to a higher standard of living in the 19 communities surrounding Peninsula Papagayo while reducing the intensity of our environmental footprint.

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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.