Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Del Mar

PROPERTY TYPE: Tropical Beach Resort & Natural Sanctuary

EXPERIENCES: Adventure, Beach, Wellness

THE ALLURE: Pristine beaches, local flora and fauna, award-winning spa, eco-adventure

“An isthmus of sandy beaches, a tropical dry forest, an indigenous spa and a championship golf course – Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is the essence of a pristine tropical getaway.”

The Essentials

Rooms:  The Resort’s 155 guest rooms, suites and residences capture the exotic character of Costa Rica. Guest rooms are situated within three four-story buildings, which are set on the water’s edge on both sides of the isthmus. Canopy Suites are like tree houses on the hillside, offering views through the forest canopy down to the water. Emphasizing peace and privacy, these suites are a golf-cart ride or a five-minute walk from the Resort’s pools, beaches, restaurants and other facilities. Residences provide all the conveniences of a private home, including full kitchen and laundry facilities. Located a short stroll or golf-cart ride from Resort amenities, these accommodation options combine privacy and independence with full Four Seasons service and access.

Dining:  Specializing in Latin and Italian cuisine, the Resort’s restaurants use fresh local Costa Rican ingredients to create innovative menus that offer one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Sol y Sombra, is a casual all-day restaurant set alfresco so guests can enjoy panoramic ocean views by day or starry-lit skies in the evening. The menu features a land-to-sea concept, showcasing fresh and sustainable items such as chicken and seafood cooked in a traditional South American style on a rotisserie. There also is a premier made-to-order ceviche bar. Cena Sociale is an Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar inspired by the Mediterranean and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Chef Dario Montelvere proudly showcases an innovative tapas-style menu of homemade pastas, locally sourced produce and greens, and the freshest seafood from Costa Rica’s southwest coast. Set overlooking the acclaimed Arnold Palmer designed golf course, Caracol restaurant in Costa Rica is the Resort’s premier American Steakhouse. Whether you dine indoors in the sophisticated setting or opt for an alfresco meal on the terrace, you’ll enjoy rich, succulent cuisine. Located next to the golf clubhouse and tennis courts, CR Burger Shack is a fun Costa Rican take on the classic American burger shack. Capturing the essence of “pura vida,” Tico’s offers comfortable couches and communal tables to create the perfect spot to mix and mingle with family and friends in a sophisticated yet relaxed open-air lounge setting.

Pool & Gym:  At the heart of the Resort – right between the two beaches – await three swimming pools immersed in lush landscaping and surrounded by spacious pool decks with abundant chaise lounges. Ticos, is the freshwater main pool joined on either side by two smaller pools, with a nearby whirlpool grotto. The lively Blanca Pool overlooks Playa Blanca (the activities beach) and is surrounded by 70 lounge chairs, with a table and umbrella for every two chairs. The adult-only Quiet Pool is steps from Playa Virador (the quiet beach), and boasts 40 lounge chairs, with a table and umbrella for every two chairs. Children enjoy their own 50-square-metre pool at the Kids For All Seasons facility with a shallow beach-style entrance, along with kid-size and adult-size chaise lounges in the shade nearby. The two-level fitness centre offers state-of-the-art fitness facilities and inspires guests with beach views through trees and greenery. Personal trainers are on hand for guidance and motivation. Afterwards, luxurious locker rooms help guests relax with discreet outdoor hot and cold plunge pools and infrared saunas.

Spa:  Floating above Playa Virador on the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica invites you to indulge in holistic experiences inspired by nature. It provides a calm environment with naturally chic décor and ocean views from relaxation lounges. The Spa’s facilities encompass eight massage rooms – including three couple’s rooms – seven wet treatment rooms with showers and four facial treatment rooms. Hair and salon services are available; in addition to full nail care pedicure stations.

Wifi:  Internet access throughout the resort.

Location:  The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is located on the tip of Peninsula Papagayo at 5000 Carrillo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The nearest airport is the Daniel Oduber International (LIR) airport, located 10 miles from the resort.