Surrounded by nature in a privileged setting
Unique view of the Gulf of Papagayo.
Famous for some time as a mecca for nature-lovers, Costa Rica offers luxurious hotels in stunning natural surroundings. At the Gulf of Papagayo, the hotels have been carefully situated on gorgeous beaches along the Pacific coast. The hotel complexes at Bahía Culebra offer guests access to white sandy beaches and gentle waves, with a backdrop of the tropical rainforest. Visitors exploring the in-land areas will find the national parks and protected natural areas of Guanacaste Province where the mountainous terrain is dotted with former volcanoes and teeming with exotic animals. Costa Rica made environmental protection a priority back in 1948 when the country dissolved its army to invest instead in the environment and education. This strategy is bearing fruit in the spectacular north-eastern corner of the country where the development of luxury tourism is balanced with respect for the environment.
The region has an abundance of stunning beaches and the all inclusive luxury seafront hotels are located in the very best coves of white sand and turquoise blue waters. The hotels in Papagayo offer secluded areas for sunbathing and swimming or surfing. The coast is lined with tropical trees, giving swimmers the chance to unwind in the shade. Some of the tourist complexes have an adults only policy, with special services for newlyweds, couples looking for a romantic holiday and groups of friends. With bright sunshine all year round and temperatures fluctuating between 26°C and 32°C, Costa Rica has great beach weather. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or sailing. Papagayo stands out for its great convenience, with easy access from the airport to the hotels by the surfaced roads. The hotels feature luxurious facilities such as swimming pools, spas and restaurants that are accessible at any time. All designed to make a dream holiday.
Exploring the beautiful mountainous terrain of Guanacaste is easy thanks to the adventure tours operating in the region that provide transport to and from the hotel. The main destinations are the Palo Verde National Park and the Guachipelín Canyon, among many other possible itineraries. The friendly and highly-experienced guides will be there to show visitors the incredible wildlife of the region, especially the apes and sloths, two species that nature-lovers cannot possibly miss. You can also find brightly-coloured frogs, parrots, lizards and swarms of butterflies fluttering among the leaves. Thrill-seekers can opt for rafting along a wild-water river, plunge down a zip line, horse riding or mountain biking. No matter what mode of transport you take, which could well be a comfortable air-conditioned van, the stunning views of volcanoes, waterfalls and jungles go on and on as visitors travel through the inland parks and protected areas of Guanacaste Province.