Papagayo Gulf

Papagayo is gorgeous with incredible beaches, great resorts and tropical beauty.

Conveniently located just 40-minutes away from Liberia International Airport, Papagayo offers a rural setting of impressive beautify with its savannas and dry forests, where livestock farms lend a charming backdrop to the sparkling Pacific with its abundance of beautiful beaches.

Considered among the most splendid beaches in the country, surfers and beach combers alike will be delighted. Each with its own unique character, the beaches of the Peninsula de Papagayo deliver a unique Costa Rica vacation experience.

Close to the popular Coco Beach, Playa Ocotal cureves around a small bay which serves to protect local fishing boats and impressive private yachts alike. Scuba diving, sport fishing, jet skiing, stand up paddle, and kayaking are just a few of the fun water sports that visitors can enjoy in the area.

From luxury resorts with championship golf courses to small, distinctive, boutique hotels the area has much to offer for even the most discerning of travelers. Gorgeous ocean views of the Gulf and its islands, unspoiled beaches and meandering hills all give visitors much to enjoy and explore in Papagayo. World class spas, excellent restaurants, cafes, and bars, casinos and plenty of eco-adventure tours and activities will keep the entire gang satisfied and happy.

Our favorite Papagayo Gulf, Costa Rica Accommodations


El Mangroove Hotel

Hotel El Mangroove is a beachfront boutique property located in Playa Panama on the Northern Pacific coastline of Guanacaste. The hotel is 20-minutes away from the Liberia International Airport and is part of the Autograph Collection Hotels group (boutique hotels by Marriott). Perfect mixes of wood and water alongside contemporary linear architecture, bamboo, stone and natural furnishing make it evident that luxury here is simple.



Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Located in the Papagayo Gulf, just 35 minutes away from the Liberia International Airport, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort captures the native spirit of Costa Rica with its distinctive "Pura Vida" (pure life) philosophy. Guests will enjoy uncomplicated and personalized service associated with the Andaz experience.