Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, a nominee for best beachside hotel, is located on Costa Rica's northwest Pacific coast within the province of Guanacaste, about 160 kilometres from the border with Nicaragua.
The landscape is a spectacular and unusual mix of grassy savannahs, immense cattle ranches and tropical dry forest, backed by volcanic mountain ranges. Though it's the country's second-largest province by area, Guanacaste is the least populated, offering a calm, peaceful ambience.
The hotel is located in a secluded natural sanctuary and has two unspoiled beaches that provide abundant opportunities for guests to experience eco-adventure on land and in the water.
Its indigenous spa offers a calm environment with ocean views from relaxation lounges. It has a comprehensive selection of facials, body treatments and massages highlights therapies using indigenous ingredients, such as mineral-rich rainforest muds from the nearby Osa Peninsula.
The resort offers tennis facilities, an Arnold Palmer-desgined championship 18-hole golf course spanning over 125 acres and three swimming pools immersed in lush landscaping and positioned between the two beaches, including a 1,000-square-meter (10,765-square-foot) freshwater main pool, and a whirlpool grotto.
In total, the resort offers 155 guest rooms, suites and residences, all of which capture the exotic character of the area. addition to luxurious rooms and suites, the resort also offers one, two and three-bedroom villas for rent, many of which have their own plunge pools. Standard nightly rates during the summer months range from $450 for a standard room to $895 for a suite and $2,235 for a three-bedroom villa.
One unusual service offered by the resort is an outreach program called Growing Together. The program features volunteer experiences within the local community for visiting families. Whether participating family members comprise a large group or a parent and a child, the hotel will custom-design an experience based on the guests' goals, budget and the amount of time available. Volunteer opportunities include those that help support local schools, conserve the local environment and one in which guests can adopt a family or a child during their stay.
For reservation information, visit the hotel's website or call (800) 819-5053 in the U.S. and Canada.
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