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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 Club 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.



Get inspired by some of our favorite adventures off the beaten path. Immerse yourself in this world apart. And have the time of your life.

Inspired Adventures

Unique, curated experiences for small groups that take you to the most undisturbed places to experience the true essence of Guanacaste with spontaneity, flexibility and a sense of personal discovery.

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.

Dolphin Mega-Pods

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


Hop on a mountain bike or amplify your peddling power on an electric Haibike, and ride the peninsula’s diverse trails—solo or with a Pro-Bike guide.


Don night vision goggles to see what lurks in the forest by moonlight as nocturnal creatures (even the elusive sloth) come out to play.

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.



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.

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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

Marina Village

Marina Suites, Dive Bar, Ship Store and new gourmet market. Phase 2 of the village currently in pre-development.

Marina Papagayo

Costa Rica’s preferred superport and gateway to the Pacific featuring 180 state-of-the-art slips and tailored dockside services

Golf Clubhouse & Tennis Center

The iconic golf clubhouse is home to the pro shop and popular Caracol Restaurant. The adjoining Tennis Center features four Har-Tru green clay courts and one grass court.

Prieta Beach Club

The ultimate members’ hideaway features a fabulous owner’s lounge, fitness center, spa and the popular Sunset Restaurant.

Palmer Signature Course

Eco-golf at its finest with recurring vistas of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and emerald-green carpets of seashore paspalum turf.

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 and gateway to the peninsula’s extraordinary biological corridor.

Exclusive Resorts

Experience the culinary wonders of Executive Chef Nicolas Devenelle at Poro Poro—one of 11 dining venues on the peninsula.


Now selling—whole ownership oceanfront villas and estate homes on beloved Prieta Bay, managed by Four Seasons.

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 resort amenities.