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Luxury Hotels: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo...Paradise Found!

I stayed for 5 blissful days and never saw a single unhappy person (including toddlers, and the parents of the toddlers... and I was watching!).

High atop a narrow plateau, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and just a 40 minute drive from Liberia (Lee-BEER-ia) Airport (LIR), sits the absolutely spectacular 120-room Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula. Lest anyone tell you Costa Rica is not really known for their beaches, Four Seasons Resort is flanked by beaches on BOTH sides of the property, with one aimed at the sunrise and the other facing sunset. And there are plenty of poolside options to satisfy even the pickiest of sun seekers. Following a $40 million renovation and a plethora of activities, every guest can find their vacation niche here.

The hotel, while pristine and luxurious is absolutely "family friendly". The Four Seasons goes out of their way to make even their youngest guests feel welcome, and to make sure the whole family has a fun-filled vacation, with many complimentary perks. Younger guests enjoy these complimentary family amenities:

  • All meals for children under five years of age

  • Professionally supervised Kids For All Seasons children’s program (ages 4–12 years), with daily activities like beach combing, sand castle building and hermit crab hunting, and a private kids’ pool to cool off

  • Camp Papagayo is a seasonal eco-adventure camp with unique experiences, to learn the local Costa Rican culture, through cooking, Spanish lessons, local games and wildlife exploration

  • Tuanis is their Teen Center, equipped with a basketball court, flat-screen TVs, the latest gaming stations (PlayStation, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii), plus complimentary wifi

In truth though, this hotel is just plain friendly to guests of all ages. Relaxing at one of the resort's three pools, with pampering touches like chilled citrus-scented towels and spritzes, while seated on thickly padded chaise lounges will lull you into paradise.

On their Arnold Palmer designed golf course, players challenge themselves with stunning views on 14 of their 18 holes. Whether you are eager to snorkel, swim, SUP, kayak, hike through the wilderness to spot local wildlife, or fly through the jungle, it can be all be arranged! No tour desk is necessary since the resort's 24 hour concierge is available to secure off-property activities like ziplining, volcano tours, sport fishing, and scuba diving.

I'm not sure if it's the Pura Vida Costa Rican culture, Four Seasons' management leadership, or a combination of both, but you should prepare to be wow-ed by the people on property. I stayed for 5 blissful days and never saw a single unhappy person (including toddlers, and the parents of the toddlers... and I was watching!). Warm and welcoming, the staff is available to assist and provide an exceptional level of service.

Four Seasons Costa Rica Highlights:

  • Wild Wildlife | Sea Turtles, Howler Monkeys, Blue Butterflies, Exotic Birds, Crabs, Iguanas aaaand plenty more!

  • Staff and Service | I can't say enough here. You ask, they deliver. And even if you don't ask... they deliver. When my shoulders got a bit of sun out on the water, a lovely cooling aloe was waiting in my hotel room after dinner.

  • Serene Spa | An oasis for inner and outer health, conveniently nestled in the purity and serenity of nature on the Papagayo Peninsula. In addition to world class spa treatments, they offer an Ayurvedic medicinal approach. It's one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems, developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Highly recommend!

  • Private Plunge Pools | If the beach and pool scene is not enough, the 20+ Suites offer heated private plunge pools, and they are AWESOME.

Elli Travel is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner!

That means our clients always pay the same rates AND receive maximum benefits and amenities. Elli Travel can also access exclusive, non-public promotions like "Experience More" and "Stay Longer" rates to help clients secure the greatest value.

Current Promotions

Stay Longer -- Third Night Free for stays Sep 3, 2020 –Dec 25, 2020

Stay Longer -- Fourth Night Free for stays Jan 4 to Dec 24, 2021

Email or contact your Elli Travel Advisor today to unlock extra benefits, such as:

  • Daily breakfast

  • Room upgrades

  • Complimentary internet access

  • $100 spa, golf, or resort credit

  • Suite bookings often receive enhanced benefits

Elli Travel Pro Tips!

  • Totally Splurge Worthy

  • Sign up for Surf Lessons!

  • Rum Tasting & Ceviche Making Class were A++

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