INTRODUCING PENÍNSULA PAPAGAYO
Part coastal paradise, part tropical wilderness and part nature sanctuary, Península Papagayo is extraordinary. Branching out into the Pacific, its seclusion and remoteness makes it the perfect place to completely unwind. Sail in classic sapphire waters, seek out sheltered bays and sandy beaches or simply get away from it all. Nestled sensitively into the lush hillsides, exclusive resorts will keep you connected to world-class wining and dining.
Hidden away between Italy and Africa, a little island with wild landscapes.
Things to do
BEACHES & WATER
There are three main beaches in Península Papagayo: Panama Beach, Hermosa Beach and Coco Beach. There’s also a marina and scuba dive base on the peninsula, opening up a world of aquatic adventure. Explore remote bays on a private boat tour. Drop anchor for a picnic on a secluded beach. Or immerse yourself in tropical wonders of the Pacific – swimming with turtles, rays, sharks and kaleidoscopic fish.
Península Papagayo boasts one of Costa Rica’s finest golf courses. Designed by Arnold Palmer, its manicured fairways meander through the vegetation. Dramatic elevation changes and spectacular views of the Pacific surround no less than 14 of the 18 holes.
You’re surrounded by National Parks and nature walks in Península Papagayo. So there’s nothing stopping you filling a backpack, charging your camera and going in search of some of the planet’s most amazing flora and fauna. For longer trips, arrange a private nature tour to Palo Verde National Park – popular for bird watching.
Head to the beautiful south and Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Here you can hike evergreen forests and see the hot springs at the base of the park’s volcano.
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