Though gaining in popularity, Costa Rica remains one of the "best
kept secrets" of vacation destinations. Though it's only as big as
West Virginia, there are few places in the world that compare for the
sheer magnitude of its bio-diversity. Twelve major life zones provide
refuge for over 10,000 kinds of flowering plants, 850 bird species,
3,000 butterfly species, and 209 mammal species! Active volcanoes,
rainforests, cloud forests, lowland jungles, the dramatic Pacific
coastline, and tranquil Caribbean beaches ramble across seven
provinces. Thirty percent of the land is protected by national and
private reserves, which harbor more than five percent of the world's
plant and animal species.
Equally fantastic are the activities - rafting, scuba diving, jungle
hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more.
As the perfect complement to this vacation Eden, Costa Ricans
(Ticos, as they call themselves) are friendly, peaceful people who
welcome you to their country like a long-lost relative.
Simultaneously, Costa Rica is known for the multi-ethnic pleasures
of its capital, San José, and as a producer of some of the world's best
coffee. Most Costa Rican vacations begin and end in the exciting
capital, but it's what lies beyond that takes your breath away!
◦ Manuel Antonio: This is a small town with exquisite scenery and astounding ecological treasures.
There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, evergreen vegetation, an exciting mix of comfort
and adventure, and popular beaches in Costa Rica. Manuel Antonio was designated as a National
Park in 1972, forever preserving its 1,700 acres of land, 136,000 acres of ocean, and the 109
mammal and 187 bird species that inhabit its coasts and forests. This privileged place of virgin
forests, lagoons, mangroves, beaches, and 12 small islands is also crucial as a nesting and feeding
ground for many sea birds. Venture along the jungle trails and come face to face with toucans,
white-faced monkeys, red squirrels, three-toed sloths, and many more!
◦ Monteverde: This Cloud Forest Reserve is a village as well as a biological reserve. The Dry Season is
the best time for bird-watching and any time of year visitors can enjoy art and butterfly galleries,
orchid gardens, a serpentarium, horseback riding, family restaurants, pubs, craft shops, and more.
The Reserve sits on the Continental Divide in the Tilarán Mountain Range and contains 8 life zones
that shelter many rare species such as the brilliantly-plumed quetzal birds and the endangered
gentle tapir, a relative of the horse. Nature trails let you journey safely and easily through this
◦ Arenal Region: Facing one of the most active volcanoes of Costa Rica, this is a favorite destination
for locals and tourists. Lake Arenal provides safe viewpoints of the volcanic fireworks, and the
Arenal Reservoir is rich in aquatic resources and wildlife. Hiking and horseback riding are also
popular. Take a self-guided tour through the botanical gardens, handicraft markets, greenhouses,
rainforest nature trails, river, waterfalls, keep your eyes open for the more than 225 species of birds
that populate the region, and don't forget a rejuvenating soak in the Tabacon Hot Springs.
◦ Osa Peninsula:At the top of the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park offers an extraordinary
chance to get close the diversity of nature. Beside the lush flora of this rain forest reserve, there are
624 species of mammals birds, reptiles, and amphibians to meet here.
◦ Tortuguero: Great adventures await in the tropical rain forest of Tortuguero National Park. Your boat
guide will lead you among a network of canals teeming with life, from howler monkeys to herons
◦ Guanacaste: The largest province in Costa Rica, Guanacaste offers miles of
untouched beaches on the Pacific, and is home to the relaxed beach towns
of Flamingo and Tamarindo. You'll also find some of the country's finest
resort hotels and best nature parks.
◦ Puntarenas: The closest beach resort to San Jose, Puntarenas features
striking and unusual volcanic black sand beaches. A great starting point
for day trips to the Monteverde Cloud Forest or the Gulf of Nicoya.
◦ Jaco Beach: Excellent surfing, small native style hotels, restaurants with
local flair and low key entertainment are all part of the Jaco Beach
experience. The area is an ideal base for exploring the Carara Biological
◦ Tambor: You can play all day in the warm Pacific water of Tambor, set on
the Southern end of the Nicoya peninsula. In fact, it's a perfect place to get
off the beaten path and onto the beach!
◦ Caribbean Coast/Limon: Experience the Caribbean as it was, and as it
should be...pristine beaches, waving palm trees and small quaint hotels.
Don't miss the opportunity to explore at the underwater park in Cahuita.
The tropical weather in San José is usually temperate, with
temperatures generally ranging between 70°-85° in the lowlands
and 58°-76° in the elevated Central Valley, and San José,
Monteverde, and Arenal. The Pacific coast is more arid and is the
hottest region, with dry season temperature up in the 90s. Summer
is the dry season, running from December to April and winter is
the rainy season, running from May to November, though rain
tends to fall only in the late afternoon or evening.
October is one of the rainiest months of the year on the west side
and in the mountains of Costa Rica. The Pacific beaches and
central region get significant rain most days; generally with a
pattern of sunny mornings followed by showers in the afternoon or
evening. Occasionally tropical lows stall off west coast or the edge
of a hurricane skims across from the Caribbean bringing several
days of continuous heavy rains.
The southern Pacific and Osa peninsula are inundated by days or
even weeks of continuous rainfall driven by westerly winds and
referred to as temporales del Pacífico. Rain is measured in feet
rather than inches. Many of the lodges and tour operators are
closed until November.
With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot and
cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive
full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises
to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design.
This Costa Rica luxury resort perches one thousand feet above
the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north
of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared
danger zone. Our higher altitude relative to other hotels in the
area allows for not only incomparable views of the Arenal
volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns that sparkle
at night, but also access to the area's famous prevailing breezes.
In fact, the name Arenal volcano is an indigenous word meaning
"Window of the Wind". With an average daytime high temperature
of 80 degrees F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70
degrees F you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in
your balcony hammock al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy
tropical cocktail in one of our spring pools.
5 Star Resort
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18 free-form, landscaped pools provide great views
of the volcano and a multitude of options. With
temperatures ranging from 83°F to 103°F and
environments that vary from raging waterfalls to
tranquil forest, there's a pool for everyone.
The mineral content of the spring water and the
health benefits derived from these minerals makes
the springs the best mineral hot springs in La
Fortuna, Arenal Costa Rica and the great value on the
hot springs day tour makes The Springs Resort and
Spa a "must see" destination and the premiere hot
springs resort in Costa Rica. Also has the best view
of the Arenal Volcano from the hot spring pools.
◦ Las Ventanas - Enjoy beautiful views and fine dining. The master chef has
created a menu blending the latest fusion concepts and the finest
ingredients found on Costa Rica's farms and in its 2 oceans. The menu is a
well-balanced combination of beef, seafood, pork, homemade pasta, and
vegetarian fare. Open for lunch and fine dining for dinner. Casual dress
code and reservations required.
◦ Tres Cascadas - Gourmet buffet restaurant, described as a "tasting"
experience, with a menu that changes daily. Fresh fruit juices, tea, and
coffee are included. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a casual
◦ Ginger Sushi - Whether it's for an afternoon snack or late-night dining,
enjoy the open-air festive atmosphere at Ginger Sushi, where fish arrives
fresh daily straight from Costa Rica's fertile fishing grounds. Located on
the Game Lounge level. Open for afternoon snacks and dinner.
◦ Treetops Grill - Poolside, cliff-side, or tree-canopy dining all in one place!
Plus, you'll enjoy great food from the grill and some Jimmy Buffet music.
Bathing attire is not only permitted, it is suggested. Open for lunch
through late afternoon.
◦ Rancho Club Rio - Located 1 mile below the resort on the Arenal River
front. Enjoy snacks and beverages in a beautiful atmosphere surrounded
by nature. Open morning through afternoon. Shuttle to and from the river
depart hourly from the lobby.
◦ Room Service - Yes, daily during limited hours.
Cocktail Lounges or Bars:
◦ Heliconia Bar - Located on the fourth floor, this bar is perfect for an
afternoon cocktail or relaxing drink before or after dinner. The seating
presents a magnificent view of the volcano and listen to mellow Latin jazz
music in a casual elegance setting.
◦ La Laguna Bar - Located in the center of the largest pool, this swim-up bar
boasts 12 dry and 30 wet seats. Spending a few hours at this bar, which
has great views of the Arenal Volcano, is one of the best things to do in La
◦ Rancho Club Rio - Located 1 mile below the resort on the Arenal River
front. Enjoy your favorite drinks during the day.
◦ Los Perdido Bar - Located at the nexus of the trails within Perdido Springs
(Lost Springs), this is a rustic palm-thatched jungle bar surrounded by hot
spring waterfalls and gardens. This is a great place to watch the
adventurous take a ride down the water flume, the Monkey Slide, located
at the nexus of the trails within the Perdido Springs.
◦ Game Bar - Located on the Game Lounge level, this bar is not only for
sushi, but is a great place to watch sports on satellite television, and
perhaps play a game of pool, darts, or backgammon. Enjoy happy hour
cocktails on the Sunset Terrace, located just steps away from the bar.
Alta Vista Guest Room
◦ Each Vista Guest Room features a private balcony
with hammock and rocking chairs, located on the
second floor and features 18-foot vaulted ceilings
for even more extraordinary views of Arenal
Volcano. In addition, the room offers hardwood
floors, luxurious marbled bathrooms with whirlpool
bathtub and multiple-head showers, central air
conditioning, 37-inch flat-screen satellite
television, surround sound stereo with CD/DVD
player and IPOD/MP3/USB connectivity, telephone,
wireless Internet access, wet bar, safe, minibar
refrigerator, and coffee maker.
Honeymoon Vista and Honeymoon Vista Plus
◦ These ultra special guest rooms offer guests the
ability to enjoy a hot mineral spring experience in
the privacy of their own lushly landscaped garden
terrace. With the touch of a switch hot spring water
flows with pressure into the jets of the Jacuzzi
allowing for a soothing massage of your lower back
and legs. The overflowing water then cascades over
the infinity border edge and out of the Jacuzzi.
Arenal 4 in 1 Combo Tour
◦ Experience 4 spectacular activities during this full-day tour. First choose
between the hanging bridges walk or a river safari float. The hanging bridges
walk is made up of 15 bridges that make up a 2-mile circuit in the rainforest.
The safari float takes you leisurely down the Peñas Blancas River. Both areas
are full of tropical flora and fauna. Next up is a walking tour at the majestic
waterfall La Fortuna, a gorgeous 200-foot waterfall. After, your walk, a typical
Costa Rican lunch will be served at a local restaurant in La Fortuna. After lunch
depart for the Arenal Volcano National park and take a hike through the
natural and geological history of the Arenal Volcano. Finally finish the day
relaxing in the hot springs of your choice and then enjoy a delicious dinner.
Arenal Bridges Tour
◦ Nature lovers will love the views from the 15 bridges that conform a 2-mile
circuit amid the rainforest. The bridges are made of aluminum, galvanized
steel, and concrete to ensure maximum security as well as paving blocks to
prevent slipping. A naturalist will guide you through a fascinating, colorful
tropical rainforest world through natural history. The views of the volcano
from the hanging bridges over the forest make for an unforgettable
Arenal Volcano Hike Tour
◦ Enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle hike
along the base of this marvelous volcano, which was one of Costa Rica's most
active volcanoes from its initial eruption in 1968 until the end of 2010. This
hike begins on one of the trails close to the volcano. The trail will take you
through the forest over where in 1968, lava has flowed and the area, and is
now in the process of regeneration. The hike lasts approximately 2 ½ hours.
*Additional fees apply
Caño Negro Rio Frío Tour
◦ This tour is perfect for nature lovers! First, you'll take a 1½-hour drive through the scenic
countryside of Costa Rica and then board a boat for a tour along the Frío River winding through
canyons. During the boat ride, you will learn about the ecological history and see various
species or wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. On the way back, you'll
enjoy an authentic Costa Rican experience with lunch at a traditional style restaurant.
One Day Monteverde Tour
◦ A fabulous day of beautiful scenery and nature. The tour starts with a 30-minute drive aboard
a microbus to the Arenal Lake Dam. Then you'll board a very comfortable and safe pontoon
boat for a 30- to 40-minute ride to Rio Chiquito, a small town on the other side of the lake.
Arenal Lake is the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. During the boat ride you will
see resident and migratory birds, great views of the Arenal Volcano, and perhaps some animals
in the surrounding areas. Next, you'll take a 1 ½-hour drive to Monteverde. Once in
Monteverde, you'll take an exceptional hike where you'll experience different species of birds,
rich beds of moss, flowers, lichen, and bromeliads. Visit a frog pond or the serpentarium to see
some of the wildlife in the area and complete the journey to the famous cloud forest. After the
hike, lunch will be served before you head back to your hotel.
Sky Tram & Sky Trek Tour
◦ Visit the Arenal Reserve, which is located between the rain forest and the Monteverde cloud
forest. Experience spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake from the Sky Tram or the
Sky Trek or take a hike through the trails full of flora and fauna. The Sky Tram is a 15-minute
aerial tram tour through the rain forest to the Miguel Angel observatory where you will have
spectacular views of Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, and the Tilarán mountain range. Then take
the Sky Trek, which takes about 1 ½ hours and is a 3280-foot long zip line system allowing
you to enjoy the rain forest and its beautiful views in a fun, easy, and safe ride.
*Additional fees apply
5 Star Eco-lodge
A visit to the Pacuare Lodge is a journey to a magical place where the
beauty and diversity of tropical nature delight the senses, authentic
Costa Rican hospitality makes you feel like part of the family and the
outdoor adventures range from exhilarating to sublime. Getting there is
half the adventure, since most guests stay at the Pacuare Lodge as part
of a multi-day rafting tour on the Pacuare River, though it can be visited
without rafting. In addition to rafting, you can enjoy horseback riding,
bird watching, canyoning, a rainforest canopy tour, or a trek to a
Cabecar Indian community. The lodge’s comfortable bungalows and
elegant suites are nestled between a pristine wilderness reserve and the
Pacuare River Costa Rica’s most spectacular white water route. It is
surrounded by tropical rainforest where colorful birds and butterflies flit
through exuberant foliage and the songs of toucans and oropendolas
complement the soothing sound of flowing water. The Pacuare Lodge is
truly unique a jungle lodge where gourmet dinners are accompanied by
candlelight and a wine list, and where adventure travel activities are
complemented by a spa, honeymoon packages and suites with private
pools. It is also an exemplary ecolodge that conserves 300 hectares (740
acres) of rainforest, and is committed to mitigating tourism’s impact
through eco-friendly accommodations and projects that benefit local
Pacuare Lodge offers guests the unique opportunity to white water raft
into and out of the resort.
Pacuare Lodge can also be accessed by van then ATV then a river
gondola and finally a 300 meter hike.
The Pacuare Protected Zone
◦ In the Caribbean region of Costa Rica there is a protected zone of incomparable
beauty that begins near the town of Siquirres and covers approximately 25,000
acres as it descends down the Talamanca Mountain Range.
◦ This is the area known as Pacuare, which constitutes one of the most important
protected areas in the region. Its proximity to the lowlands and its high annual
rainfall combine to nurture the complex life systems whose abundance makes for
extraordinary scenic beauty.
◦ Located within this zone, the Pacuare River forms the northern border of Central
America’s most important network of national parks and reserves and offers
some of the finest white water in Latin America. Officially designated a “Wild and
Scenic River,” the water flows deep inside remarkable primordial rainforest,
coursing through a wilderness of dense vegetation that covers the sides of steep
gorges rising above the riverbanks. The rainforest’s thick undergrowth provides
shelter to jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths, and numerous other species of
mammals and birds.
Deep inside the Pacuare Protected Zone, perched on the banks of this enchanting
river, lies the singular Pacuare Lodge. Visitors to the lodge can enjoy a truly
memorable Pacuare Adventureas they soak up the natural beauty and tranquility
of this magical jungle hideaway
◦ The kitchen staff at Pacuare Lodge is made up of
locals who bring their traditional cooking and
culinary passion to the kitchen.
◦ The ingredients are fresh and local
◦ Private dinners can be set up by the river
◦ The Nest is a unique feature- a platform 60 feet in
the trees where you can enjoy a private meal
Linda Vista Honeymoon Suite
◦ This charming bungalow is perched on a lushly forested ridge with
a view of the Pacuare River and rainforest. It has an elegant décor
that complements its exuberant natural surroundings, with
polished hardwood floors and sloping cane ceilings, while its
screened windows and sliding doors let in plenty of light and
◦ The suite is spacious (230 square meters), and offers a level of
luxury that belies its remote location. It is sumptuously furnished,
with couches, armchairs and a king-sized canopy bed complete
with a Simmons Beauty Rest mattress and 300-thread Egyptian
cotton sheets. The airy bathroom has both an indoor and al fresco
shower that overlooks the forest, and the entire suite opens onto
a wooden deck with a private dipping pool fed by spring water.
◦ You’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of the river and jungle at
night, and in the morning, you’ll awake to a symphony of
◦ The Linda Vista Honeymoon Suite has a room safe, bathrobes and
a telephone to communicate with the main building, as well as an
Eco-Concierge to help with tour reservations, general information
and specific needs.
Canopy Honeymoon Suite
◦ The bungalow has a high, thatched roof, plantation teak floors
and wide screened windows that let the breeze through and
provide a 180-degree rainforest view. It is elegantly furnished
and holds a king-size, canopy bed. The adjacent covered deck
has a hammock and a rattan sofa, whereas the entire suite
opens onto a sundeck with a small stone swimming pool fed
by spring water.
◦ A private suspension bridge leads from the deck to a platform
high in a massive rainforest tree that affords a vertiginous
view of the Pacuare River and surrounding jungle. On any
given morning or evening, you can spot dozens of bird
species in the nearby treetops from that aerial perch.
◦ Tropical greenery surrounds the suite and a tiny stream flows
through a channel behind it, so the soothing sound of running
water complements the birdsong and tree frog chirps. The
spacious bathroom has a solar heated shower and hand-
painted ceramic sinks set in a marble counter, whereas the
nearby alfresco shower is ensconced in luxuriant vegetation
and seems to cascade out of the mountainside.
◦ All meals are included
◦ Drinks and alcohol are not included
◦ The lodge has minimal electricity. No electricity in
the rooms. You can charge in the reception area.
The lodge does have wi-fi in the reception area
◦ There are luggage restrictions due to the difficulty
of getting to the lode
◦ Pacuare Lodge is secluded so only excursions near
the resort are available
◦ Adventure and romance packages are available
Pacuare Canopy Adventure Tour
A unique tour in Costa Rica along a series of transverse cables with the highest rappel of the Original
Canopy Tour in Costa Rica.
Pacuare River Inflatable Duckies Tour
The Pacuare Lodge’s newest outdoor adventure lets you paddle down a relatively calm stretch of the
Pacuare River in an inflatable kayak. You’ll enjoy gorgeous riparian scenery, spot some of the local
birdlife, and paddle through class-II rapids.
Pacuare Lodge Tropical Canyon Tour
This tour lets you experience the adventure sport of canyoning, or canyoneering, which combines
hiking, climbing and rappelling.
Day Break Activity Tour
Enjoy the spread of color and life throughout the forest as you observe a variety of native plant and
animal species begin their day in the rainforest.
Experience the energy of a tropical paradise with our deep tissue Therapeutic Rainforest Massage
The One World Expedition “Plant a tree program”
Actively support the “Bajo del Tigre” elementary school and at the same time contribute to reforestation
by participating in the The One World Expedition “Plant a tree program”.
To begin this tour, you will hike approximately 300 meters from the lodge back to the gondola pass
over the Pacuare River—an experience in itself! When you reach the other side of the river, the horses
will be waiting, along with a horseman from the region.
Cabecar Indians Tour
Hike the same trails the Cabecar Indians have for centuries, and personally visit with a Zutkia, or
Cabecar medicine man to learn about the traditions and customs that are at the foundation of the
Cabecar’s relationship with nature.
5 Star Eco-lodge
Nayara Springs is a new ultra-exclusive boutique
hotel located in the Arenal Volcano National Park,
host to one of the world’s highest concentration
of tropical plants and wildlife. Sitting on an
unspoiled mountain, the cluster of secluded
luxury villas are surrounded by the lush
vegetation of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest, and
bounded by a creek and underground mineral
thermal springs. A place of breathtaking natural
beauty, Nayara Springs appeals to a wide range
of travelers because of the many things to do in
the hotel and the Arenal area –including the fine
art of doing nothing at all.
Oversized lap pool
Adventurous, romantic and ecological activities
Nearby activities include but are not limited to:
◦ White water rafting
◦ Horseback riding
◦ Hanging bridges
◦ Bird watching
◦ Volcano hike
◦ Coffee farm tours
◦ Jungle safaris
◦ In all of our restaurants and bars we aim to spoil our guests with superb gourmet meals, but
Amor Loco is our gastronomic gem: a fine dining restaurant in the heart of the rainforest,
complimented with stylish décor, plush velvet chairs, exotic lighting, and a polished onyx
Terrace by the Pool
◦ Sit by the terrace overlooking the lap pool and forest to enjoy a light, healthy meal. Try our
delicious fresh-pressed juices and smoothies, the crisp salads or the delectable fish tacos.
◦ Altamira Restaurant, our open-air gourmet restaurant, serves both international and Costa
Rican cuisine. Every morning you can try our extensive buffet breakfast, always
complimentary; for lunch and dinner, we offer a selection of a-la-carte choices including six
types of ceviche, fresh fish and seafood, local meat, and our Costa Rican corner that features
delicious local specialties.
◦ SushiAmor’s menu mixes Asian and Peruvian flavors. The décor resembles a “Pulperia,” a
Costa Rican bar “tipico”. The chairs and tables are hand painted by members of the
indigenous Maleku tribe, and they depict local flora and fauna. Make sure to try the Nayara
Roll made of sweet plantains and cooked chicken, the Trio of Ceviches, or our classic, heart-
shaped SushiAmor roll.
Nostalgia Wine & Tapas Bar
◦ Taste the best of Latin American and European vintages using our unique Italian wine
dispensing system. Nostalgia’s inviting décor, featuring leather and wood, creates a warm
and intimate ambiance. Enjoy tapas and drinks while sitting at the bar or the open-air
terrace. Nostalgia also offers Wine Pairing Dinners: an extravaganza of five-courses perfectly
matched with five different glasses of wine.
◦ Hidden among the tropical forest, the Spring Villa features its own
private plunge pool fed by natural mineral hot springs, an expansive
private garden with dual rain showers, oversized bathroom, sleek,
four-poster bed, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas. Exotic
touches, modern amenities and indigenous wood and stone are
widely used to produce an unparalleled, authentic and romantic
experience. The Spring Villas also come with a private host to
compliment the ever-attentive hotel staff.
◦ Personal host
◦ Twice daily maid service
◦ Welcome fruit cocktail
◦ Breakfast buffet
◦ Daily replenishment of coffee and tea
◦ Fresh fruit delivered daily
◦ Cocktail snacks delivered daily
◦ Mini-bar selection included, except wine and liquor
◦ Wi-Fi in the room and throughout the property
◦ Free international phone calls from the room
◦ Free movies
4.5 Star Resort
From pools to their "Renova Spa", this new hotel has
everything you need for maximum comfort during
your stay. The quality of the cuisine offered at the
different restaurants of the hotel is exceptional
thanks to their chefs, who prepare a variety of dishes,
from classic to the most exotic. Being on a privileged
environment, the hotel offers a variety of activities on
the beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the
Pacific waters, ecotourism in the volcanic areas, and
during the day several programs of entertainment for
all ages, whether in family or friends.
Four swimming pools
Windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkeling equipment,
One introductory scuba diving lesson in the
Daytime and evening entertainment and
24 hour room service
Arenal - Main restaurant with a terrace. Buffet style,
serving international and local cuisine. Open for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Kystal - Fusion restaurant, offering a la carte dining for
Tokio - Japanese a la carte restaurant open for dinner
L'’Anfora - Italian a la carte restaurant open for dinner.
Papagayo - Poolside a la carte grill and steakhouse open
Capuchino - Patisserie and ice cream parlor
Daiquiri - Lobby bar
Tico Tico - Lounge bar with terrace
Flora - Plaza bar
Coconut - Pool bar with swim-up bar
Lounge - 24-hour all-inclusive service
Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View
◦ Features an integrated lounge with sofa, a whirlpool
on the balcony or terrace with ocean views, satellite
TV, minibar, liquor dispenser, coffee maker,
electronic in-room laptop-size safe, bathroom
amenities, use of bathrobes, hair dryer, telephone,
and turn-down service.
◦ King bed
5 Star boutique hotel
Opened February 2014
Where man and mangrove meet with groovy inspiration, El
Mangroove brings a new stature of "hot and hip" to
Guanacaste. Located in Bahia Papagayo, at only 20 minutes
from touch down to sand, it's the closest resort to any
international airport in Costa Rica. Spanning for 18 acres and
embracing 150 meters of beach front it's also ideally located at
only 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco.
85 -chic suites are nestled amongst mangrove and beach front
forest. A hotel surrounding a concept of barefoot luxury, it's
straight up laid-back and down-right cool! Perfect mixes of
wood and water alongside contemporary linear architecture,
natural furnishings and subtle splashes of color make it evident
that true indulgence is actually found in simplicity. This
property is not only naturally inspiring but wholesomely fresh
and sexy. Whether you are looking for paddle-boarding
escapades or cross fit jungle training or perhaps a re-
energizing kick start, in our wellness center we can
accommodate it all.
130 foot pool with private cabanas
Located on beach
Outdoor yoga deck
Full service spa
Entertainment and poolside DJ
El Mangroove is just minutes away from some of the best
sports fishing, diving, surfing, and boating destinations in
Costa Rica. Active volcanoes such as Rincón de la Vieja,
Miravalles, Tenorio, and Arenal are accessible within a one-
hour drive. The highest density of protected land in the country
is located in Guanacaste, ranging from national parks to natural
reserves that are world famous for their biodiversity and
amazing scenery. The area offers a wide range of activities
such as canopy tours, river rafting, canoeing and tubing,
hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, cultural activities, and
more. Guests also have exclusive access to an Arnold Palmer-
designed golf course just 15 minutes from El Coco.
Featuring farm-to-table and ocean-to-table cuisine, the
restaurants and bars at El Mangroove offer a range of
ambiances and flavors to entice all palates.
Core Restaurant: Serves three meals daily and is located
off the hotel lobby.
Central Bar: Located within the primary restaurant, the
bar area is the place to wind down the day.
Beach Shack: This oceanfront beach restaurant is
surrounded by sand and teak deck, making it a perfect
setting for laid-back dining.
Oasis: The main pool area—the largest in Guanacaste—is
surrounded by coveted cabanas and private catering.
Picnic menus and to-go meal boxes are also available.
24-hour room service
Junior Suite Superior
Room with king size bed and sofa bed, 2
plasma TVs 42" MIDI Technology, 2 phones,
one for video calling and other wireless,
wireless connection, air conditioning and fan,
Alarm clock, Docking station for iPad/iPhone,
valet service kit, hair dryer, walking closet,
mirror, safety box, mini bar, outdoor terrace,
hammock, living room area.
5 Star small hotel
Opened in December
153 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms & suites with
Nestled in a location that is second to none, where the
Gulf of Papagayo meets the sapphire blue waters of
Culebra Bay, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo will arrive to
personify Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” (pure life) expression,
an extension of the native spirit of the country. The design
concept of Andaz Peninsula Papagayo by Costa Rican
architect Ronald Zurcher translates the healthy and poetic
integration of men and nature, with rooms that make you
feel you belong to this breathtaking setting and buildings
created to the images of creatures of the jungle - a perfect
statement for the acclaimed Andaz personality and style.
Two gold sand beaches, one activity beach
and one quiet relaxation beach
Two pools, one family pool and one adult
Spa and fitness center
Local art exhibits and workshops
The unique gastronomic experience of the
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo ́s Cuisine features
three themed restaurants. Each one tells a
story about our culture, gatherings around a
tree as the indigenous used to do, or the
enhancement of the fisherman culture in the
area. Totally open kitchens allow a distinctive
interaction with chefs, making guests feel like
if they were visiting family or the home of a
◦ It is an interactive restaurant experience where guest can taste the flavors of
Costa Rica while personalizing their dining options. Rio Bhongo is fun and light
hearted. Encouraging guests to get to know each other as well as allowing us to
show you how we do it at the Papagayo Peninsula. The food is Latin influenced
with classic cooking techniques. An open-air restaurant placed like an island on
the River, surrounded by a multiple cascading infinity pool. A coffee shop
featuring the finest Costa Rican chocolate and loose tea from China can be
enjoyed as part of a unique culinary experience. For wine lovers our Wine Stand
will present an ever changing wine tasting range for you to sample
◦ Ostra is our specialty restaurant focusing on the fresh seafood of Costa Rica.
Designed to emulate a private residence, upon arrival guests will be welcomed
with a small cocktail and the snack of the day before being escorted to their
table. Ostra has three live culinary stations, allowing guests to sample delicious
specialties that chef is preparing at that exact moment. The chef’s specialty is
his approach to ceviche, all utilizing the fresh products and flavors of Costa Rica
to create interesting and unique combinations.
Chao Pescao Small Plates & Bar
◦ A place designed for kicking back, relaxing and sampling the chef´s seasonal
gourmet creations. Perfectly blending in with the landscape, our Tapas Bar with
its open terraces, tall wooden ceilings and warm atmosphere is the place to be!
The sound of nearby waves will be enjoyed as background music, while the live
Latin band or chill-out sounds perfectly creates the moment.
Bay View King Room
◦ Enjoy impressive views of the sapphire blue waters
of Culebra Bay meeting the forest of the peninsula
in this 52-sqm guestroom, featuring one king bed
and spacious balcony. Modern design blends with
touches of character such as woven textiles, solid
woods and carved artifacts to highlight the Costa
Rican aesthetic. The bathroom's walk-in rain
shower opens onto the balcony, and deluxe
amenities include complimentary non-alcoholic
minibar and wireless Internet access.