A chic family-friendly resort overlooking Culebra Bay

Set on a hillside surrounded by jungle, this luxury hotel embodies pura vida (pure life), the Costa Rican way of life, and it was rated as one of the best new hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. The beautiful design of the resort is inspired by nature, with shell- and cocoon-shaped communal areas and lots of wood, stone and wicker. Soak up the serenity by the adults-only infinity pool or splash around in the family-friendly pool – free sun cream, fruit and snow cones by the pool are a thoughtful touch. Spot monkeys and birds in the tropical grounds and take a stroll down to one of the small beaches to enjoy paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking.

Each of the three exceptional restaurants has an open-kitchen concept so there’s a relaxed feel to meals. At Rio Bhongo you can enjoy home-baked bread and international options or eat like a local with tasty dishes such as gallo pinto – rice, beans and eggs, yucca fries and coconut French toast. Ostra restaurant serves delicious seafood and ceviche with live cooking stations so you can watch the chefs at work. Live Latin music sets the scene for traditional tapas such as empanadas, ceviche and chifrijo – rice, beans and pork, washed down with exotic cocktails and craft beers at Chao Pescao.

The spacious rooms are beautifully designed and feature neutral tones with wood and woven textiles. They are set in blocks and offer a balcony with views of the forest or Culebra Bay as well as useful amenities to use throughout your stay, such as sun hats, beach bags and flip-flops. The Andaz Forest Rooms are nestled in the forest so you’ll feel closer to nature and the wildlife while Andaz Bayview Rooms offer incredible views of Culebra Bay.

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Key information

On the shores of the Peninsula Papagayo, where the Gulf of Papagayo meets the waters of Culebra Bay.

Airport transfer time: Approx. 35 minutes from Liberia airport and 5 hours from San José airport
Rooms: 153

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 14th in the Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica.

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Accommodation information

153 contemporary rooms and luxury suites

Activities

• Learn some sultry salsa moves at a dance class* • Go hiking in Santa Rosa National Par • Book a private yoga class* • Discover how to expertly craft cocktails during a mixologist lesson*

Dining

3 restaurants, bar

What's included

Breakfast at Rio Bhongo Restaurant

*Denotes local charge