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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 had 3 great nights here to start our 5 week Central America adventure. This hotel was a terrific spot to start, especially using Hyatt points and free rooms. It was a comfortable place to acclimate to the heat of Costa Rica. Resort is isolated so you really need to eat all meals at their restaurants which are just OK and pricey for Costa Rica. Staff was great. Beach was fun. Itâs worth the time to travel there. Iâm still in Costa Rica and I wish our current place had such a comfortable terrace. Youâll enjoy it too.
jschuby - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Just got back from this wonderful property. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The resort itself is gorgeous and the customer service was fantastic. The concierge did everything to set up our stay including booking restaurants and private tours. The room was amazing with a view of the outside trees. We literally woke up to monkeys outside every morning. The resort also comes with 2 private beaches, 3 pools, a spa, and 3 restaurants including one fine dining option. Additionally if you want more restaurants there is a 4 seasons close by with even more options. Also there is a private beach club which includes top notch service as well. The best thing about it was I was able to book the room with Hyatt points and did not have to pay for the room. This has to be the deal of the century as the room itself was pure luxury. I highly recommend this resort if you are looking to get away with your significant other. My girlfriend and I will definitely come back here in the future.
Jgrammatic - Rancho Palos Verdes, California
The Andaz Papagayo is the best place to use a category 1-4 free night award. Alternatively, the 15k redemption is a huge discount for this property thatâs almost at the level of a Park Hyatt. Paid rates for a standard room started at $450/night in mid January. We were a group of 7 ladies and booked 2 rooms: one standard room using category 1-4 certificates and a second room on points for 3 nights (45k). If you have Globalist suite awards, use them here! With status, our standard room was upgraded to a bay view and an adjacent bay view suite. Waived resort fees when staying on awards so our final bill was only for food and drinks with minor service charges/taxes. Food: We ate at all the restaurant. Globalist perk covered all 7 of us since we had two rooms at Rio Bhongo. The buffet option is the way to go versus a la carte. Theyâll also give you take out containers which is super handy if you booked any excursions. The coffee menu is extensive and everything is included except the frozen drinks. Dinner entrees are fairly large as we took most of meals to go. Ostra has a complementary signature cocktail and is delicious! The ceviches are thoughtfully tantalizing and unique. And all the reviews are true - Chao Pescao has the best mixologists in the country! Amenities: the Beach House recently opened and is the best perk of this Andaz! Imagine exclusive, semi private beach with attendants and room charging privileges. Paddle boarding and snorkeling rentals are complementary. David was amazing! Shuttles run every half hour to and from the Beach House as well as to the surrounding marina and Four Seasons. Because the resort is on the hills, there are buggies all over the resort. Special thanks to Marco and Erick for putting up with our âspecial requestsâ with buggie drivers. Service: on par with the Park Hyatt! From check in with Gabby to daily greetings with Erik up to our departure, everyone we encountered was beyond gracious and accommodating. The staff decorated our suite for our birthday celebrant and we received a nice chocolate cake on our second night.
My fiancĂ© were at the andaz for 3 nights in February. We had the best experience!! This hotel is stylish, luxurious, and private. It has a small feel, you recognize the other guests during your time. I will detail our trip below: Welcome/ greeting : exceeded expectations. It was mine and my fiancĂ©âs birthday trip and they had a cake with âhappy birthdayâ in the hotel room, in addition to acknowledging this at check in. There was a card with our names on it signed from the manager. Special touch!! The room: exceeds expectations! We were wowed by the âforest viewâ room. We were in building 1, second floor. We had a great view of the ocean, and loved the shower opening to the balcony. I will add here that our cleaning staff was phenomenal. They not only cleaned but also organized our things better than I could have. Wow. Beach area: met expectations. From the photos I knew what to expect from the beaches. The new beach house is nice, I love the plush furniture. Unfortunately to no fault to the hotel, we were there during windy season and could only utilize the water sports for the first hour or 2 of each day. There are a limited number of SUP and kayaks so if you want to to this get there early. Pools: gorgeous views, the design of the pool I felt could have been a bit better relative to the whole hotel. The tile and materials seemed basic. Additionally the pools were cleaned in the morning, and leaves would come in throughout the day. Not a big deal and definitely expected when there are trees around but maybe a better filtration system would help: Food: the food we ate on property was good. We ate at the beach house for lunch (amazing seafood quesadilla) rio bhongo for lunch, and Chao pescao for dinner. Chao was awesome. We also went to the spot at the marina for drinks (happy hour 5-7!) Animals: we loved encountering all the wildlife at the property. We saw iguanas, Howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, sting rays, and more. Snorkeling was good we saw squid, sea urchins, many fish. The animals around really made you feel like the Andaz did a great job of protecting the habitat. The andaz is truly top notch.
cmariebechtel - Indianapolis, Indiana
We stayed near the end of January for nearly a week. Had 3 rooms in total and booked as Guests of Honor. We were upgraded to bay view rooms in building 2. The rooms are nice and spacious with rainfall showers and great views. This came with free breakfast, which had a huge spread. The resort has ~7 buildings or so. We took the free buggy to dinner the first night because it was dark and we didn't know how far it was. After the first night, we sorta walked everywhere; maybe 5-10 min walk to breakfast and the pools where we were. If you were in a faraway building, you can call for the buggy to pick you up. The breakfast spread is huge. There's an omelette station, which we used every day. Lots of breads as well as fresh fruit. About 7-8 main dishes, of which half were changed daily. It also came with coffee for us, and the frappuccino is EXCELLENT. Less sweet than Starbucks; very addicting. You'll also see monkeys at breakfast trying to steal your food. There are 3 pools; get there before mid-morning or all the chairs will be taken. The 2 beaches are kinda small, but you can snorkel around there. They have a free shuttle to a nearby beach house, which has a nicer beach than the resort. Will also take you to the Four Seasons, which has the nicest beaches. There is also a shuttle to the marina, which has a dive bar that we ate at 2 times because a) the food is good and b) it's cheaper than the resort. All in all, a great resort and weekend escape.
vinhnn - Seattle