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The Ultimate Costa Rica Family Resort: Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

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With a name meaning “rich coast”, Costa Rica does not disappoint. Some of this country’s crowned possessions include weathered coastlines, sweeping rainforest canopies and dramatic black sand beaches. With endless hours of adventures ahead, this a perfect destination for the whole family. Plus, tucked into the brilliant blue Pacific is the Peninsula Papagayo. This area is home to the ultimate Costa Rica Family Resort- The Four Seasons Resort.


Here is my experience staying at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo:

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Partially formed by volcanic activity, the Gulf of Papagayo is located in the Northwest province of Guanacaste. Jutting out from the gulf into the turquoise blue waters is Papagayo Peninsula. Only recently has this spot become a more popular tourist destination. This is due to its appealing and remote location. Fortunately, the government mandates that 70% of this land remain its natural habitat. Due to this mandate, this beautiful and luscious peninsula can become your family vacation spot for years to come. Don’t let its size fool you; this area will guarantee a zero-boredom zone. Most notable, over 31 separate beaches and an abundance of nature will provide days of family-fun activities.


Dreaming of the perfect Costa Rica family resort? Welcome to the Four Seasons Resort on Peninsula Papagayo.

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Stretching across 250 acres of luscious land rests the Four Seasons Resort. Wrapping around the bay and up the Pacific Ocean, this resort is a breathtaking sight. Plus, these ocean views can be enjoyed from just about anywhere on the property. What makes this Costa Rica Family Resort so desirable? An abundance of kid-friendly amenities. “Kids for all Seasons” is a dedicated program for your youngsters between the ages of 4-12. Immersing kids into the Costa Rican culture, this program offers weekly events, activities and crafts. Also included on the resort is a dedicated pool, teen club and fitness space for kids. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy a little luxurious “me” time. Go ahead and relish in the 18-room spa, relax on the beach, or take full advantage of the golf course designed by Arnold Palmer himself.

With all these amenities, the whole family will experience the meaning of “Pura Vida” in this laid back atmosphere. With an easy translation to “pure life”, this phrase has a much deeper meaning for the mind, body and soul to the Costa Rican culture.

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Ocean-view rooms, suites and villas offer a relaxing stay for families of all sizes. Located away from the main resort, these suites and villas offer another level of serenity. Listen closely and you may just hear the rustle of a few monkeys in the distance. I loved the gold and red patterns spread throughout the resort. These colors married together create the perfect Costa Rican ambiance. One of the main reasons why the Four Seasons is named the best Costa Rica family resort is the private villas. Plan a big family reunion with space for everyone in the numerous bedrooms, private pools and sizable kitchen. Most importantly, don’t forget about the amazing views right off your private sundeck.

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There is a great array of activities available for the whole family. Not only on this resort, but the entire peninsula. Furthermore, this Costa Rica family resort offers multiple activities without ever having to leave the property. However, cloud-forest havens, active volcanos, and exotic animals will drive you to explore the many riches of Costa Rica. For families always on the move, enjoy golf and tennis clinics or experience the landscape by horseback. Or perhaps the thrilling snorkeling or zip-lining excursions? There are also activities for families who crave to learn more about the rich Costa Rican culture. Sign up for Spanish lessons, bracelet making classes or Artisan exhibits. Finally, after days of exploring the peninsula’s many offerings, you may need to relax. Grab a drink and skip on down to one of the golden sand beaches.

In conclusion, with an easy and relaxing travel in from Liberia airport, Peninsula Papagayo is the perfect family destination. Above all, The Four Seasons stands out as one of the best. Hosting rich cultural experiences, dramatic jungle and ocean views and an abundance of thrilling excursions. This Costa Rica family resort is one you will want to book again and again.

Craving more family-friendly vacation destinations? Check out a Yacht Family Vacation or The Lodge in Verbier

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, but the opinions expressed in this article are, as always, my own.

Misha Gillingham is the owner and operator of Wildluxe. Fascinated by luxury hotels and all of the details that go into creating that perfect guest experience, Misha focuses her creative efforts on showcasing only the most exclusive properties in the world. Follow along and discover the travel destinations you've been dreaming of.