Why go? The Peninsula Papagayo is an upmarket and exclusive
corner of Costa Rica and is one of the best places for families on
the Pacific coast. The bays are protected and, therefore, much
calmer - ideal for swimming.
Peninsula Papagayo's inviting shores are just 30 minutes from
Costa Rica's Liberia International Airport. Through years of
volcanic activity and the effects of its seasonal climate, this
jagged peninsula is formed to perfection, with the Bay of Culebra
to the east and the Gulf of Papagayo to the west; 21 beaches and 15
miles of simply breathtaking coastline.
Often overshadowed by the larger peninsulas to the north and
south, Santa Elena and Nicoya, Peninsula Papagayo was, until
recently, Costa Rica's secret little gem. Only those who explored
by boat, foot or horseback reached Papagayo's undisturbed paradise.
Now the secret is out and a peppering of good hotels have set up
camp here, making it a real contender for a luxury Costa Rican