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What We Love

  • Canopy suites with terrific views of the jungle and open-air living spaces that feel like treehouses
  • A spectacular and extensive spa with 18 treatment rooms and a long treatment menu
  • The chocolate rum tastings, rum blending, and mixology classes as La Reserva

What To Know

  • The Four Seasons is part of the master-planned Papagayo resort development, giving it a feeling of being less than remote
  • The resort welcomes passengers at the airport in Liberia, about an hour away, but airport transfers are not included
  • U.S. dollars are widely used in Costa Rica


  •  Babysitting
  •  Eco-Friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica


The country’s most luxurious take on eco-tourism, perched on a hillside above the Pacfic Ocean with views of golden beaches

The Lowdown

Quite possibly the most luxurious resort in Central America, the Four Seasons marries its international sense of chic and outstanding guest service with a spectacular natural environment. The 181 guest rooms, suites, and residences stretch up a hillside overlooking the ocean and jungle canopy of Peninsula Papagayo and are filled with rattan and bamboo furniture, indigenous wood, and stone and local artwork. Two beaches, four swimming pools, a world-class spa, a Kids for All Seasons children’s program, an 18-hole signature Arnold Palmer golf course, and multiple dining options provide all the comforts Four Seasons guests would expect (including an on-site surf school and non-motorized water sports) while positioning them close to eco-adventures like zip-lining over the rain forest canopy.

In the Area

Costa Rica is the capital for eco- and adventure tourism for very good reason. Nearby activities range from sport fishing in an area known as the “Jurassic Park” or fishing for its abundance of marlin, wahoo, and large tuna; to horseback riding on traditional cattle ranches; to canopy tours of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The hotel offers an extensive list of carefully orchestrated day trips and tours, some close by and some as far afield as Nicaragua.

How to Get There

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica
Papagayo Peninsula
Papagayo, Costa Rica


4.5 Very Good 2303 Reviews
You need lots of money for paradise
Reviewed 23 hours ago

The grounds of the Four Seasons resort were truly stunning. The expenses were simply so exaggerated that the entire experience was overshadowed by them. I spend a lot of time in hotels and addressing me by name and a smile is appreciated but lots of places do it. The room was a well kept but not the luxurious experience that I have experienced elsewhere.

Impeccable Service!
Reviewed 1 day ago

A beautiful property on the Papagayo Gulf —- when you visit this location and enjoy their service, nothing else will ever compare. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left, the level of excellence cannot be described. We enjoyed cooking classes, mixology classes, and I even took surf classes. Do not forget the fruit spread at 2PM next to the middle pool. Our villa was up on a hill and had a striking view of the gulf. I was most impressed however with the service. Special shout out to two very special individuals. Henry at Bahia Restaurant provided a super genuine caliber of brass service. His top notch TICO hospitality was a perfect morning wake up call. Thank you, Henry. Another mention is Roberto at the mixology and rum classes. At both classes, it was evident that Roberto had a passion for sharing his knowledge and a superior confidence on both topics. Thank you, Roberto. Both of you made our family trip memorable and we hope to earn the priceless privelege to return. Pure Vida!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this resort is a 10.....from the staff....to the food....to the resort! The service is like no other, especially Danny the server/bartender. The steak house is phenomenal! Spotless resort!

Absolutely amazing!!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hands down the best vacation I have ever had. We swam, hiked, saw monkeys by the pool, attended cooking and mixology classes, watched storms, paddle-boarded, rode electric bikes, etc - and never even had to leave the resort. The screened in porch was a great space to watch the storms blow ever or enjoy breakfast. And I could not say enough great things about the staff. The friendliest staff of any resort/hotel Ive been too. We truly felt at home during our stay and hope to return.

A piece of heaven on earth
Reviewed 7 days ago

This was hands down the best vacation we've had in a long time. The staff, the facilities, the food was beyond. While it was our second trip to Costa Rica, it surely won't be our last! Thank you to the staff for going above and beyond and making it feel like home.