Nestled on the Pacific coast of Peninsula Papagayo, the hotel is one of the country’s premier properties. If the two wonderful beaches seem somehow too much effort to walk to (one for snorkelling and boating and one for sun bathing), you can always relax in one of the four pools (including a 10,765 sq. ft. freshwater pool).
Tennis courts and an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course are there for when you feel energetic, with a spa (try the Costa Rican coffee body scrub) and gourmet dining options to help you relax again.
Then there’s the forested suite itself, whose native stone and woodwork mirror the surrounding seascape. Constructed around an al fresco courtyard overlooking the ocean, its whopping 4,219 sq. ft. has a dining room that seats eight as well as a master bedroom with separate living area.
The property has 145-room-and-suites and offers Italian cuisine and seafood fine dining, and relaxed dining by the pool.
The Papagayo Gulf is one of the country’s most desirable regions. The beaches here are among the best in the world, and a wealth of upscale resorts have sprung up. The tropical forest still provides the verdant backdrop, but this is a place to relax and swim in the warm gulf waters.