Peninsula Papagayo began over 25 years ago to transform the coastline in the northwest corner of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province into an environmentally sensitive luxury resort community. 2,300 acre coastal paradise. Master plan says 70% of the 2,300 acres will remain open space.
It is the first environmentally sound luxury resort and real estate project in Costa Rica. It has an exceptional sensitivity to the ecosystem that makes all the beauty possible. The 2,300-acre residential community is spread across twin peninsula along Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coast in the northwest province of Guanacaste. It is dedicated to striking the perfect balance between nature and eco-friendly development. Of the 2,300 acres, 70% of the land will remain as existing forest and only 30% will be developed for roads and buildings. Protected areas include two forest reserves - 17 acres and 62 acres - and two architectural 12-acre reserves.
The first phase of Peninsula Papagayo included a 153 room Four Seasons Resort, a private 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, golf clubhouse with restaurant and lounge., general store, and 38,000 square foot Prieta Beach Club and Spa.
Gencom Affiliate Acquires Costa Rica’s Famed Peninsula Papagayo, Including Four Seasons Papagayo Resort
Costa Rica stands as the most visited nation in Central America and is considered the pioneer of ecotourism.
Population: 4.3 million
Capital City: San Jose
Official Langauge: Spanish
Government: Democratic republic with more than 115 years of uninterrupted democracy, making it one of the most stable countries in Latin America. Costa Rica was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army in 1949.
Costa Rican culture is heavily influenced by Spanish heritage, however, English is widely understood by a population with nearly 97% literate. Most Costa Ricans refer to themselves as "Ticos". They are festive and peaceful people, who enjoy welcoming travelers and vacationers to the paradise they call home.
Infrastructure and services are modern and readily available. No vaccines needed for visiting foreigners. The overall quality of life is safe, secure and prosperous. It is slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia and dedicates 30 percent of its land toward nature conservation and wildlife.
GULF OF PAPAGAYO
Venture out and explore secluded beaches, sea caves and estuaries. Our favorite Ocean Discovery Tour is a wonderful way to experience the Papagayo Gulf and see dolphins, whales, turtles, rays and countless reef creatures along the way.
Check out the world’s slowest mammal in Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve while stepping on the Continental Divide, with one foot on the Caribbean side and the other on the Pacific.
For many of our guests, catching their first wave and riding it’s green, unbroken face is a life-changing experience and there is no better place to experience the exhilaration and freedom of surfing than on Playa Prieta’s perfect beginner wave.
TENORIO VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
Jump into bright blue waterfalls and reconnect with nature in a mesmerizing rainforest canyon. In Tenorio, you will find a diverse array of flora and fauna, including pumas, tapirs, howler monkeys, squirrels, bromeliads, palms, ferns and much more.
Suggested Activities from the Property Manager
"In order to combine some activities at the rain forest and others at the beach, this are the two I suggest are a must to do if you are visiting the area for a few days. "
Borinquen Deluxe Adventure:
This tour takes place in the nicest Mountain Resort of the area, Borinquen Resort & Spa. It is located at the bottom of Rincon de la Vieja National Park, its elegant and nice architecture melted with the environment will makes you feel in real nature.
Before start the activities, you will be welcomed with a natural fruit juice, there is chance to use restrooms and apply bug spray or sun block , before we get to the horseback ride.
The horse ride will take about 35 minutes, where you can appreciate a incredible view of the lowlands and cattle ranch pastures along the way. Then professional zip line guides will set you up with all the gear you need, and will let you know all you need to enjoy the best zip line experience. You will be going through 12 different lines, including one 320ft high and another one 2250ft long. Is one of the most safest and enjoyable activities you will experience.
After the adrenaline rush of the zip line, it will be time for lunch at the resort restaurant.
Then the relaxing part of the day comes. Time to get into the steam room, then the volcanic mud bath and after that enjoy the natural hot springs with the drink of your choice.
Driving time per way: 1:20hrs
Pick up time: 7:30am
Aprox drop off: 3:30pm
Price per person: $185
Surf trip and beach hopping:
If you have ever wanted to surf before, Cost Rica will be the place. Warm water, light currents, and no rocks are just a few of the reasons some of our beaches are top world ranked for this activity.
Pick up in private transportation at the time you deserve, I suggest the morning by 8am to enjoy the most you can this day.
Start with a drive to Playa Grande or Tamarindo beach where you can take the surfing lesson for two hours or more if deserve.
After the surf lessons you have chance to enjoy lunch or just go for some shopping on the local stores at Tamarindo beach.
Drinks and fruits are going to be all the time available on a cooler for you.
Driving time per way: 1:15hrs
Pick up time: 8:00am
Aprox drop off: 3:00pm
Price per person: $140 (lunch not included)
The surfing trip and Catamaran cruise can be combined on the same day. The best way to do this will be surfing in the morning go for lunch at the beach and then take the Catamaran at 2pm.
Liberia International Airport minutes away from Papagayos doorstep welcomes jets from numerous gateways. Non-stop flights from Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Newark and Charlotte. (need photos)
A 30-minute drive from Daniel Oduber International Airport to Peninsula Papagayo.
It is home to The Four Seasons Resort.
Elevation: 269' (82 m)
Address: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Earned a spot on the travel industry’s “bests” list
Costa Rica’s premier five-star hideaway
Home of the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. 18-hole, 6,788 yards. Chosen by Travel & Leisure Golf as one of the 10 best new international courses in 2004. Carved fromtropical forest filled with volcanic rock. 14 holes with views of the Pacific. (need link to article)
30,000 square-foot Golf Clubhouse overlooks the 18th green. Lunches and dinners are served at the Caracol restaurant. Four clay tennis courts (Need photos)
Play Prieta Beach Club & Spa, which includes a full spa, extensive fitness center, restaurants, bars, and three pools.
State-of-the-art communications center housing firefighters, physician, safety and security specialists, and medical response team. Staff totals 117 people
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, also known as Liberia International Airport, is one of the four international airports in Costa Rica. The airport is located in the city of Liberia in Guanacaste Province.
It is home to The Four Seasons Resort.
Marina Papagayo provides 180 slips capable of accommodating private watercraft ranging from mega-yachts to sport fishing boats, with full dockside concierge services. Full yachting facilities are available at the Marina Center with high-speed fuel dock, ship store, provisioning, customs and immigration offices and casual dining at The Dive Bar.
La Pulperia is Peninsula Papagayo's traditional general store. Shop for Peninsula Papagayo logo and other apparel, frozen treats and everything needed to make a picnic on the beach - even steaks ready to grill and ice-cold beer and wine. It is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Infrastructure and Underground Utilities
* 24-hour fire and emergency medical Services
* Fiber optic cable for high-speed internet access
* Cable for Cabetica
* Dual water systems for potable and landscape irrigation.
Airlines & Destinations
Toronto-Pearson [begins July 1, 2013]
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, also known as Liberia International Airport, is one of the four international airports in Costa Rica. The airport is located in the city of Liberia in Guanacaste Province. Wikipedia
Things to Do:
Corobici River Float - Two hours floating down on a raft down the calm waters of the Corobici River. Led by a certified river guide.
Canoby Tour - Harness up and swing through canopies on a series of ziplines suspended between the trees of a rain forest.
Rincon De La Vieja Volcano National Park - Two miles of trails of very diversified ecological parks. Bubbling mud pools, steaming sulfur and smoking fumaroles.
Canyon Tour at Guachipelin - 600,000-year-old canyon. Rappel through the top of trees, wall climbing, and swing through the Blanco River Canyon. Ride horseback and see Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Las Chorreras Waterfall.
Palo Verde National Park - scenic boat ride through wildlife sanctuary where crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and thousands of birds make their home.
Great source of information ....photos...links
A host of small beach towns a located a short drive away. Roads are unpaved in many parts, making four-wheeled drive the best choice.
Playa Hermosa is along the coast. Lava sand stretches nearly a mile with clear waters make it an ideal beach for families. Tidal pools hidden among the rocks at the northern end of the beach. (need photos)
Playa del Coco is a lively fishing port which includes a fish market. Wide choice of seafood restaurants
Playa Ocotal secluded black-sand beach with dramatic views of small offshore islands. Great snorkeling
Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 3 Parks, tons of experiences. A series of tours can be done and for your convenience they have 3 different parks on key locations that tourists simply can't miss, such as Monteverde and the Fortuna - Arenal Volcano area.
http://www.skyadventures.travel for more information
Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International is the world’s premier tennis management company, specializing in tennis instruction, program development, and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotel and tennis clubs worldwide.
David Hong the PBI Tennis Director has been coaching tennis for over two decades at the highest rated clubs and resorts all over the world in more than ten countries. David is from the New York City area but has spent many years at the top tennis resorts in Europe. David had a desire to return to Costa Rica after being there for opening of the tennis facility in 2004. He returned in October 2010 to direct the tennis program at the Four Seasons.
The Facility features four har-tru tennis courts providing characteristics of clay and natural grass courts. Offers private lessons, clinics, tennis drop in’s and player match ups. The Pro Shop offers rental equipment, racket restringing, and complimentary tennis shoes.
Shirts must be worn on the tennis courts. Collared polo shirts or t-shirt. Tennis shorts or tennis shirts and tennis shoes (No running shoes).
Grass Tennis Court
Open everyday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Monday - Carido Tennis
Tuesday - Advanced Drill
Wednesday - Doubles Strategy
Thursday - Groundstrokes
Friday - Mid Court Game
Tennis Drop in on Tuesdays @ 3:00 pm
$90.00 per hour
$50.00 per half hour
($10.00 per each additional person)
Hitting session on grass court $90.00 + grass court fee
Weekly Tennis Clinics
$30.00 per person/per clinic
(Some clinics may vary)
$50.00 for grass court/hour
$35.00 for har-tru court/hr
$50.00 per hour/court fee
Included on the har-tru court
$40.00 per racket
$10.00 per racket/day
Complimentary Tennis Shoes Rental
Prices Subject to Change
The Four Seasons Resort
Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
Head Golf Professional
Before 12:30 PM @ $230.00
After 12:30 PM @ $165.00
(Prices Subject to Change)