Find Your Inner Explorer

The Journey to Pura Vida


Peninsula Papagayo is undoubtedly 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.

Within the Papagayo Explorers Club, we’re here to connect, learn, educate and share in the discovery of the peninsula with you through experiences with purpose—whether on land, at sea, in our own backyard or beyond. We invite you to leave it all behind, step into the joy of the moment and explore the riches of paradise. Somewhere between the natural world and your interpretation of it lies the journey to pura vida.



We offer two different categories of exploration: Curated Activities and Bespoke Experiences. Each one caters to your interests, your budget and your time here in paradise.

Inspired Adventures

Featured, trending and far from cookie cutter, our Curated Activities are plug-and-play for your effortless enjoyment. Perfect for shorter visits, smaller budgets and an intro to the outdoors with close-by peninsula outings.

Tailored Journeys

Multi-layered and made to order, our highly customized Bespoke Experiences call for advanced planning, more commitment and even overnight stays. Ideal for once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimages into Costa Rica’s outer reaches.



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.

Dolphin Mega-Pods

Swim with miles of spinner dolphin mega-pods, sometimes 150 at a time, while they perform amazing acrobatic feats.

Outrigger Canoeing

Paddle long distances in the ocean while you learn about the history of geology, nature and the sea with our guides.



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.


Board a helicopter to soar among four volcanoes: veritable playgrounds of caves, lava domes, lagoons and hot springs.

Untamed river

Be among the first to raft the rapids of this secret river in search of pristine waterfall plunges, natural pools and exotic critters.

Venice of the Tropics

Journey to Costa Rica’s untouched Caribbean coastal jungle for a complete shift of landscapes, flora and fauna on the last frontier.



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.

Cultural Swap

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.


Endless Ways
to Wide-Open Wonder

All great explorations have to begin somewhere. Start with the inspiration of our Explorations Guide—filled with endless outdoor activities and cultural experiences led by our expert local team. It’s all you can imagine and more, from our own 1,400-acre backyard to beyond.

Book Your Adventure

Four Seasons Resort & Residences

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

Andaz Papagayo

A kaleidoscope of style and local culture with 3 restaurants, 2 beaches and Onda Spa

Future Marina Village

Casual seaside shops, restaurants and future seaside flats create a true community vibe

Marina Papagayo

Gateway to the Pacific, a luxury marina offering 180 state-of-the-art slips and premier dockside services

Golf Clubhouse & Tennis Center

Newly transformed with luxury resort shops, restaurants and family-friendly experiences

Prieta Beach Club & Spa

The ultimate members’ hideaway with a new Owner’s Club Lounge, spa and dining/bar venues

Palmer Signature Course

Eco-golf at its finest, now offering a more private experience for members and hotel guests

Macaw Sanctuary

A refuge for all seasons, protecting one of the last wild populations of scarlet macaws—open by appointment only

Nature Center

Basecamp for exploration, granting access to 1,400 acres of natural beauty and diversity

Exclusive Resorts

One of 11 spectacular dining venues, featuring locally sourced international cuisine

New oceanview private villas and estate homes create the ultimate coastal escape

Andaz Beach House

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

Interact with the Master Plan for a tour of current and future developments.