January 5, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Keeping with the tradition of Costa Rican eco-resorts, the just-opened Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort blends organically with the tropical rainforest that surrounds it, and it’s earning accolades for its chic interpretation of natural beauty. Designer Kenneth Cobanque’s lighting fixtures took inspiration from the nests of golden orioles, and local artisans modeled artifacts after pre-Columbian lava rock pieces found during an archeological walk. Through a partnership with community nonprofit Creciendo Juntos, guests can get involved in Guanacaste life, from sponsoring a student to teaching English.
Start the day at Rio Bhongo, where the local breakfast staple gallo pinto – rice and beans – gets glammed up as tostadas with plantain and avocado. Spot a toucan in the treetops during a walk through the property’s nature trails. Recline on an idyllic stretch of beach. Listen to a Latin band trading rhythms with the waves while sipping on a bespoke cocktail made by the resident mixologist and sharing a plate of Columbian arepas.
Location of Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
Nearest Airport: LIR
Amenities for Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
- 153 Rooms & Suites
- Ocean & Tropical Forest Views
- Private Balconies
- Walk-in Rain Showers
- Cascading Infinity Pools
- Adults Only Pool
- Family Pool
- Body Boarding
- Scuba Diving
- White Water River Rafting
- Jet Skiing
- Kite Surfing
- Rock Climbing
- Zip Lining
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Kids Club
- Wedding Planning Services
Reviews for Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
We have visited so many luxuries hotels in Aruba, Hawaii, Cuba, Mexico, Bahamas, Australia, Greece... but Costa Rica and Andaz are the best. We arrived early morning and although check in is at 3 PM we got our room at 9 AM even free upgrade to Bay view! People are so friendly and kind. There is no waiting for any kind of service. Shuttle cars always available wherever you need to go. Beaches -three of them, hard to say which one is better. Water is so clear and calm that you can watch fishes while swimming. Beach house is a must. Lounge chairs and beds in a deep shade, free kayaks, sunscreen and sometimes even free drinks on the most beautiful beach. No seaweeds in crystal clear water. Very pleasant music through the resort. All food and drinks were fantastic and the prices are adequate. Rooms are gorgeous with balconies facing east so you can enjoy watching sunrise with free Costa Rican coffee. I was hoping to see a monkey but when I saw him on my balcony that was something I will be talking about for a long time. Everybody was mentioning that staff is incredible but now I know why. Is that Costa Rican tradition, charm or just very good training I donâ€™t know but they are so nice, professional and polite that you enjoy every contact with them. Never before I received gifts from the Hotel Management but this time we got not one but two gifts (from Adam and Maurine). This morning while having a breakfast Sergio offered us to volunteer tomorrow at one elementary school and help kids to decorate Christmas cookies. I know I will be sad on Sunday leaving this fabulous place but I know that this will be my only destination in the future. Thanks everybody for such a wonderful vacation. PURA VIDA!
sanja19 - calgary
It was our 40th wedding anniversary and the hotel looked great on line. The hotel/resort was even better in real life. The views of the bay were tremendous and the amenities and staff could not have been better. Great trip and highly recommended.
804terencep - Huntington Beach, California
Spent 7 nights there and had a fantastic time. Be aware that the hotel is built into a hillside so there are multiple levels and staircases. However they are always available to give you a lift in a golf cart.
Robin E - Paradise Valley, Arizona
My wife and I visited last week and in general had a wonderful time. The Andaz is a really unique open air resort that's nicely spaced and well appointed. During our stay, the hotel itself must have only been at about 30% capacity as there were very few other guests there. Regardless, the staff, food/bev, entertainment, etc. were all first class. With all of that said, there are a few things I'd point out. First, there was a lot of construction going on during our visit and with the lack of guests on property, we questioned why we were placed right where one of the primary projects (building of a rock wall) was taking place. We didn't spend much time in the room, so it wasn't a huge deal, but poor planning nonetheless. As I mentioned, food and bev were excellent, portioned well and eclectic. It is however over priced. For a local beer and a vodka tonic, we paid $20 US. I guess due to how remote the resort is, they can do that as guests really don't have any other options nearby, but it still seemed a bit exorbitant. Concierge services were very helpful; she helped us rent a car ($90 US) for the day and set up surfing lessons in Tamarindo. The activities team was also great as we took a ceviche class, paddle boarded, and went off shore to fish. In short, the Andaz is lovely facility in an amazing area. I'd recommend it to others if they asked, but I'd be just as likely to visit a different part of the country if and when we go back to CR.
616willj - Bluffton, United States
PERFECT VACATION and some of the absolutely nicest staff I have ever met. The hotel setting was gorgeous, built into the mountain and bit and felt very rustic. The food was excellent and extremely convenient to shuttle for free to the adjacent Four Seasons or the Marina nearyby for dinner. OK the only complaint: I booked a BAY VIEW ROOM. Paid extra for this. The first room they showed me was by no means a Bay View. Bottom floor of the Bldg and partially obstructed by trees. I asked to see a room on the top floor (3rd floor). This time perfect view from the patio but again the entire large window from the bedroom was completely obstructed view due to large trees. My advice: If you book BAY VIEW be sure that you get what you pay for. I settled for less and paid for more.
Richard S - Las Vegas, Nevada