The glorious Papagayo Peninsula is situated on the coastline of Guanacaste, a province on the northwest coast of Costa Rica. The area is steeped in history and is fiercely independent, and its capital city of Liberia has a unique colonial atmosphere that provides a fascinating adjunct to the natural beauty of Costa Rica found throughout the countryside.
The Peninsula itself is a brief 30-minute ride from the international airport at Liberia, and is a breathtaking example of the power and majesty of nature's volcanic forces. A twin pair of land masses slowly slipping into the warm waters of the Gulf of Papagayo, the Peninsula's escarpments, valleys and beaches are a testimony to the diversity of the region. Breathtakingly beautiful, there is much to explore and enjoy, from the sculpted cliffs and green jungle along its 15 miles of coastline, to the 31 separate beaches of contrasting white, coral pink, gray or volcanic black sands. It is a fabulous location in which to explore, relax and unwind.
Along the coastline, there are not only many small villages and cantinas, but also the beachside towns of Playa Panama, Playa Hermosa, Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal. Each of these bustling oceanside communities offers a slice of additional diversity to the visitor, with many different places to shop, eat, drink and relax. Here can be found banks, grocery stores, a lively nightlife and other conveniences that a traveler may need, and the warmth of welcome from local people is a real bonus - indeed, these towns and villages are also a great opportunity to enjoy many of the annual cultural events that can be found in the region.
The Peninsula Papagayo itself includes the award-winning Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, a world-class 180 slip marina, a stunning 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf course with clubhouse, restaurant, snack bar, and a general store, plus the seductive Prieta Beach Club and Spa.