Four Seasons Costa Rica

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS // My first impression of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica started before we reached the hotel. As soon as we turned on to the Papagayo Peninsula, I immediately understood what all the talk was about. While the entire country of Costa Rica is a vibrant canvas, the Papagayo Peninsula is a masterpiece. The manicured landscape of this area of the country is in deep contrast to the wild, rustic beauty of our previous few nights at Santa Teresa. The Papagayo Peninsula is a small, scenic peninsula located on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the province of Guanacaste. This is one of the most well-known areas of the country, home to a luxury residential community and the resort – Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, which is located on the peninsula’s northwestern tip. 

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ROOMS // Four Seasons Resort is known for offering luxury accommodations, and our room here did not disappoint. The resort offers a range of spacious accommodations, including rooms, suites, and villas, all of which are spacious and elegantly decorated. The resort is surrounded by lush tropical forests and overlooks a pristine beach, and the rooms are designed to bring the natural beauty indoors. 2023 note – the hotel is slated to close this summer for refurbishment, and I hear the rooms are one item on the list! I can’t wait to see what they improve on.

Nantipa Costa Rica Hotel
Nantipa Costa Rica Hotel

WHAT TO DO //  Four Seasons Costa Rica sits on an isthmus between two beautiful beaches; Playa Blanca and Playa Virador. Playa Blanca is the more active beach – it’s a larger stretch of tan/grey sand on Culebra Bay. Playa Virador is adorned with palm trees and embraced by the serene blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Playa Blanca, known as the resort’s activities beach is where you’ll enjoy complimentary watersports – snorkeling and kayaking. The Papagayo Peninsula is home to a few other pristine beaches; Playa Nacascolo and Playa Prieta. These beaches are worth a visit too as each one is uniquely different. The location of the Four Seasons Costa Rica provides guests with easy access to two of Costa Rica’s national treasures. The Rincon de la Vieja National Park and the Palo Verde National Park. Both parks make for an excellent day trip if you want to venture off the peninsula. If you want to stay closer to the hotel, the surrounding area is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including monkeys, birds, and other tropical animals, and guests can go on guided tours to see them. Guests can indulge in the resort’s world-class spa, dine at one of the on-site gourmet restaurants, several swimming pools, tennis courts, and a fitness center. 

DINING //  The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo has four restaurants: Di Mare, which specializes in seafood and Italian cuisine; Caracol, which serves Latin American-inspired dishes; Pesce, which offers Mediterranean-inspired seafood dishes; and Congo’s Bar & Grill, which features a casual setting and a menu of grilled dishes and snacks. The resort has a variety of bars and lounges, including the Añejo Bar and Cielo Bar, serviced by expert mixologists. The resort also offers beach service from a casual dining menu that has all your vacation favorites. Fish tacos and spicy margaritas on repeat. 

Nantipa Costa Rica Hotel
Nantipa Costa Rica Hotel

In addition to its luxurious accommodations and amenities, the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is also known for its commitment to sustainability and preserving the local environment. The resort has several initiatives in place to minimize its impact on the surrounding ecosystem, such as recycling programs and the use of renewable energy sources. Read more about their program here.

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VIBE // The vibe at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is luxurious and tranquil, with a focus on relaxation and nature. The ambiance is laid-back, yet sophisticated, with a blend of modern amenities and traditional Costa Rican architecture and decor. The staff is attentive and friendly, with a commitment to providing exceptional service to ensure that guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay. The name of the hotel says it all; here, you will experience the expected luxury and attention to detail found at every Four Seasons Resort blended with the natural exotic beauty of one of the world’s most diverse landscapes. 

WELLNESS //  Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo has a luxurious spa. The Four Seasons Spa offers various treatments and services, including massages, facials, body treatments, and beauty services. The spa also offers yoga and fitness classes and personalized wellness programs to promote holistic health and well-being. The Tsuru Ancestral Cacao treatment and the Signature Rainforest Massage are a few highlights. It also features a relaxation lounge, steam room, sauna, and plunge pools for guests to unwind and rejuvenate in a peaceful setting. Picture this, alternating between a hot + cold plunge on the spa’s open-air terrace in the middle of an afternoon downpour. The terrace is perfectly aligned with the trees, creating the sense that you are spending the afternoon at a treehouse spa. It’s these magical moments that make Costa Rica such an incredibly special place! 

Four Seasons Costa Rica – in their own words:


“Discover your personal path to wellness – and find inner balance and peace along the way – with tailored treatments and therapeutic techniques inspired by the seas and rainforest around you.” 

Who is Four Seasons Costa Rica best for? Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is best suited for travelers seeking a luxurious and tranquil getaway in a beautiful natural setting. The resort is ideal for couples, honeymooners, and families who enjoy a blend of adventure and relaxation and who appreciate top-notch amenities, exceptional service, and stunning views.


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FINAL THOUGHTS // Overall, the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is a top-notch destination for those seeking a luxurious and sustainable getaway in a stunning tropical setting. The resort is set amidst lush tropical forests, with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding hills. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is a great “basecamp” for exploring all the natural beauty Costa Rica has to offer. With such diverse topography, a week often doesn’t feel long enough. Our travel specialists know the country inside and out and would be happy to help you plan a very memorable Costa Rica vacation


Laura Sangster
Caribbean Journey

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What airport is closest to Four Seasons Papagayo?

There are two airports in Costa Rica. The airport closest to Four Seasons Papagayo is Liberia – airport code LIR. The hotel is only 30 minutes from Liberia Airport.

When is the best time to visit Four Season?

November to May is the rainy season in Costa Rica – but for this part of the country, this is the less-dry season and my favorite time to visit. Weather is still decent, and rates reflect low-season pricing.

How many rooms are at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo? 

There are 182 rooms + suites at Four Seasons Costa Rica 

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