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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 2256 Reviews
Costa Rica Four Seasons
Reviewed 2 days ago

First time to this resort and loved it! It is an exceptional property. Loved the two beaches, the staff was exceptionally accomodating. The room was great with a screened in lanai area. The sleep experience was great, very quiet with the exceptional howler monkey voices!

A sunny break from snowy winter weather back home
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papgayo for five nights as a get away from some very wintery weather in Canada. We had a very nice room in Building 2 with a lovely outside space, screened in to keep the monkeys and iguanas outside, and a great view of the ocean. We were told we were 'upgraded' to this room which was very nice of them. The first time we went to sit on our beautiful patio, a party on the beach started up and the noise, the music, especially the bass reverberated all over our patio. This happened just as I was sending a note to my travel agent to report in that we had a very nice room...thanks. I expressed my disappointment with all the noise then we left and went for dinner. He works fast...we had a phone call from the manager apologizing, then found a bottle of wine left in our room to 'make up for it'. All very nice but really not necessary. My suggestion would be to advise guests that an event was taking place on the beach in the evening and suggest they go out for dinner while it is going on.
Beaches and pools very nice. The adults-only pool is a nice touch. We did the stand up paddle boarding which came complete with very good instruction. We hiked up the stairs...there are lots of them!
Enjoyed a round of golf. The rental clubs were great quality. The course is beautiful. Don't think you are allowed to walk the course and I certainly would not recommend it. The hills are steep and the distance between holes is sometimes very long.
The restaurants were good, not great. We did enjoy the steakhouse out at the golf course. Do not overlook this when you are there. The concierge will arrange a ride out there for you. It only takes seven minutes. Your waiter will call them to come back and get you when you are finished your dinner. The food, the view and the staff out there are great. It is worth it!! We also did the Dinner with the Stars. It's a wonderful experience which you will remember for a long time. Very well done.
The housekeepers were good although their English is not always the best. If you ask them to come back in 15 minutes, you won't see them again. Air conditioning, bedding and towels--all very good.
Most of the staff were well trained, many of them have been working for the resort for many years.
The rum and chocolate tasting was fabulous. Roberto knows his stuff and made our visits to the rum bar very enjoyable.
For the money they charge for the rooms, I think they could include the breakfast buffet. Most resorts seem to do that and I think it would go a long way as a value add.
All in all, if you don't mind spending a bit of extra money (ok more than a bit), you will be very comfortable at the Four Seasons.

Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing place. Super expensive but when you get there you will understand why. A perfect resort in an idyllic setting with the best staff in the world BY FAR!!!!
Will return 100% because as a well seasoned travelers we have never had a more luxurious trip

Best resort in Guanacaste
Reviewed 4 days ago

Outstanding customer service, very warm, friendly, happy group of people working and catering to guests. Surroundings definitely NOT exotic, but the hotel makes up for this with amazing service, comfort and amenities. The grounds are magnificent, and the arrangements made by the concierge seamless. The property is very expansive; the golf course (and its tour) are a must. The beaches beautiful and the surrounding safe and clean.

Beautiful Property and Excellent Staff
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely amazing property and staff. We are VERY seasoned FS travelers, and this property delivers on all levels. This property has beautiful beaches on both sides, which is one of the main things we loved about this particular resort in Costa Rica. We stayed at a total of 5 places on this trip to get a feel for Costa Rica but this was by far the best one (location and service). The setting is truly breathtaking. If you are thinking about a trip to Costa Rica, then book it, and stay at the FS property for a relaxing, special vacation, surrounded by water and activity options. You really do not need to leave but it was nice to spend time in the mountains before this. We shopped at the golf club gift shop, used the paddle boards, kayaks ( all complimentary), and spent lots time at the pool even though we had a plunge pool at our room. Pool staff is amazing, and we did deal twice with noisy kids, but just picked up and moved to another pool when we had enough (there are three pools total and one that is adults only - along with two lovely well serviced beaches). We booked a jet ski on the beach (third party out there daily and willing to deal) and a dive trip through a third party, and all were beyond excellent and easy. The jet ski was so nice to get out and see the beautiful land and sea around the resort. Rooms are amazing and typical FS bed, but beware the “cute” howler monkeys can wake you as early as 0545 for a wake up call! It was okay, as you can rest all day, but it is a real thing. They have washer and dryer for use, so pack light. This property is amazing and we will be back.