Papagayo, Costa Rica

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Golfo de Papagayo is a newly expanding area on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This quiet area surrounded by tropical dry forest is a beautiful place to experience Costa Rican nature at its finest.

The area is found to the north of Tamarindo in the Guanacaste province and enjoys close proximity to Liberia International Airport. Its rich tropical setting provides an ideal haven for nature lovers, bird watches, and those looking to escape from it all.

History & Culture

The stunning views, beautiful beaches, and fantastic location have made the once unknown area popular among high end developers and a number of exclusive hotels now dot the coastline. Luckily, Costa Rica's government is committed to monitoring the growth in the area, ensuring that its appeal will last for generations to come.

Beaches here are among the finest in Costa Rica with calm seas, pristine shorelines, and bright sunshine. Lush palm trees rise up to provide the perfect natural shade to sunbathers.

Lodging & Dining

Get ready to be pampered! The luxurious Four Seasons, Occidental Grand Papagayo, and Hilton Papagayo are waiting with calm pools, full service spas, gourmet restaurants, and impeccable service.


Some fantastic adventures await in Papagayo. Nature lovers will be thrilled at the vast opportunities for viewing aquatic and forest wildlife as well as a wide range of unique birds and reptiles. To get up close and personal with these wild local residents, try a sea kayaking or a river float trip.

Other thrilling options include canopy tours, white water rafting, surfing, snorkeling and SCUBA diving...or try a horseback ride along the beach. More leisurely options include shopping for local handcrafted goods including beautiful pottery and wood carvings, or turtle viewing during nesting season (December - March).

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