The richness of Costa Rica permeates every corner of the country. Spectacular nature, endless cloud forests, rugged geography and long beaches between the Caribbean and the Pacific characterize the country. The luxurious and unique tourist enclave, the Papagayo Peninsula, lies on the north coast of the country, in the northwest of the Guanacaste province.
The Papagayo Peninsula was formed as a result of volcanic activity and atmospheric conditions in the area. Despite being a growing region, which is popular among travelers, the Peninsula preserves the purity of its biodiversity, maintaining 70% of its natural state in order to conserve its beauty, and to avoid being affected by the massive growth of tourism and cities. This area of the Costa Rican west coast boasts multiple outdoor activities that all begin from its marina, the first luxury marina in the country.
This destination combines both the beach–where you can experience some of the best diving and snorkeling spots, and go surfing, kayaking or sailing at sunset–and the richness of the tropical forest. The Guanacaste National Park, with more than 32,500 hectares of land, hosts a variety of ecosystems under the same roof. The Lomas de Barbudal Wildlife Refuge teems with flora and fauna and has more than 250 species of bees.
The location, in the Gulf of Papagayo and protected by the Santa Elena Peninsula to the north, also allows you to enjoy a side trip across borders. An excursion to Nicaragua is only a short distance away, and where you can enjoy the beauty of the Masaya Volcano.
The Papagayo Peninsula is a unique destination for a getaway of several days, or even a shorter visit, to discover the area while staying in other idyllic spots such as: Monteverde and its boutique hotel in the middle of the cloud forest, the Koora Hotel, where you can enjoy the wildest nature, or the area of Manuel Antonio, a natural jewel in the province of Puntarenas, and which has unique accommodations such as Casa Anjali, the dream villa between the sea and the jungle, perfect for those seeking intimacy surrounded by nature.