Costa Rica is one of my favorite destinations for travelers interested in a little adventure without sacrificing pristine luxury. With that kind of combination in mind, I can’t think of a better brand to encompass this than the Four Seasons, which prides itself in offering five-star service and accommodations without an air of stuffiness. This brings me to my point: what better resort to stay in while visiting Costa Rica than the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo?
Your Four Seasons experience begins the minute you hop into your private transfer, only a 40 minute ride from the Liberia airport, where you are handed an iPad to complete a seamless Skype checkin. Since you’re able to check in en-route from the comfort of your vehicle, you’re able to bypass the front desk and head immediately to your room upon arrival.
Once in your room, you’ll notice that level of luxury accommodations I’m talking about, blended perfectly with natural Costa Rican elements, like bamboo furnishings and indigenous artwork. The sense of place at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is unparalleled, especially in rooms like the Canopy Plunge Pool Suite, which offer breathtaking views of the natural Costa Rican coast.
As with all Four Seasons properties, the brand is widely accommodating to couples and families alike. It offers everything from private romantic beach dinners to the wonderful Kids for all Seasons program, making it the perfect place for couples to escape and for families to enjoy being together.
My personal favorite aspect of Costa Rica is the amazing wildlife and exotic activities you’ll find. While I’m not the world’s most adventurous person (by a long shot), I found that the range of activities – from hiking to rafting and everything in between – fits a number of adventurous appetites, from the mild to the wild.
For example, there’s a zipline only 20 minutes away from property or guests can participate in TropicSurf, the resort’s new luxury surf program, led by professional surfers and taught to anyone interested in learning, from beginner to experienced. If that’s too much adventure for you, consider the property’s real grass tennis court (a first for the Four Seasons brand!) or the Audubon Sanctuary golf course, an Arnold Palmer Designed National Park Golf Course with amazing views of the Pacific (not a golfer? You can still enjoy this pristine sanctuary via the Four Seasons’ Trail of Giants golf cart tour).
The activities also stretch into the culinary realm with private garden table and private chef’s table experiences.
Since the property is located in one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world, the Four Seasons effortlessly reflects Costa Rica’s social responsibility efforts through their outreach program, Growing Together. Through this program, guests can interact and make a difference with local communities through a number of projects, like becoming a “Backpack Buddy,” painting at a local school, supporting a family, or even planting a garden. Kids can get in on learning about the environment through Camp Papagayo, the Four Season’s Eco-Adventure Summer Camp, which allows kids to explore the Costa Rican wildlife and local culture through classes and games.
Clearly, the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo has an abundance of fascinating activities, and half the fun for both myself, as your luxury travel consultant, and the Four Seasons team is getting to know you and your preferences to custom-tailer an itinerary that fits perfectly to your needs.
When you book this fantastic property through me, not only do you receive complimentary daily breakfast, an upgrade upon arrival if available, and a $100 resort credit – you also receive the expertise of a travel consultant who will turn your dream trip into a reality, no matter how adventurous or relaxed it might be!