Plan Your Adventure


Find Your Inner Explorer

The Journey to Pura Vida


Peninsula Papagayo is one of the most beautiful places in the world—a magical 1,400-acre playground with an unparalleled closeness to nature. Imagine 11 miles of coastline and 8 miles of bluff edges. Surrounded by 500,000 acres of eco-parklands. It’s heaven on earth for hikers, surfers, paddle boarders, animal lovers, snorkelers, divers and anyone who feels happiest in the outdoors.

Papagayo Explorers Club welcomes all explorers staying at Peninsula Papagayo to join our specialized team for a world of epic eco-adventures into wide-open wonder. We’re here to connect, learn, educate and share in the discovery of the peninsula with you through experiences with purpose. Whether by land or sea. On solo treks or fun-filled family outings. In our own backyard and beyond.

So leave it all behind, step into the joy of the moment and explore the riches of paradise. The possibilities are astounding.



Papagayo Explorers Club is your passport to boundless exploration off the beaten path. Discover the best of Costa Rica with expert guides, naturalists and translators. Immerse yourself in this world apart and have the time of your life.

Inspired Adventures

Curated outdoor pursuits and learning opportunities for small groups, on land and water. Exploring Peninsula Papagayo’s 1,400-acre ecological wonderland and surrounding coastline—all starting right here in our own backyard.

Camp Jaguar

Fun-filled explorations tailored to campers, ages 12-16, in search of adventure, self-discovery and connection to the world around them. Featuring the outstanding programs and expert staff Papagayo Explorers Club is known for, along with an array of cultural and recreational activities geared to all interests and skill levels.

Tailored Journeys

Personalized, independent and made-to-order journeys. Go wherever you want, with whomever you want, whenever your schedule allows, on a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage that lets you reach farther and go deeper into Costa Rica than ever before.



Lose sight of the shore and discover the ocean as it stirs your heart, inspires your imagination and brings eternal joy to your soul. It’s how some of the greatest explorers first found new lands.


Learn what it’s like to fly through the underwater world the most natural way, staying as long as your breath allows.

Bioluminescence Paddle

An evening paddle on Culebra Bay can take your breath away, especially during one of the seasonal upwellings in the Gulf of Papagayo.

Outrigger Canoeing

Perfect your stroke and build endurance while experiencing marine life along the peninsula’s dramatic coastline.



We’re proud to boast not only some of the country’s top guides, but also its best biologists.
Both will help you record how many animals you find on your explorations—and what kinds.


Escape the confines of pavement, connect with nature and head out with your pro bike guide for the ride of your life.


Weekly camps tailored to young explorers ages 12-16. Pick your favorite days or come for the entire week. Let the games begin!

Dust on the Horizon

Venture off the beaten path through Horizontes Experimental Forest and explore a world of nature without borders.



It’s always been the warmth of the people as much as the richness of nature that sets this place apart. As it always will be. Come get cultured in the life Tico—considered the happiest in the Americas.

Folkloric Fiesta

Immerse yourself in the Tico lifestyle, where Costa Rica’s greatest traditions, food and folklore are born. Learn to lasso and more.

Captivating Culture

Be a guest under the roof, homeland and life of Guanacaste’s trailblazers, where you’ll cook, fish and live like the locals.

Guaitil Village

View centuries-old indigenous handicrafts and study the techniques of pre-Columbian Chorotega-style pottery from town potters.


Endless Ways
to Wide-Open Wonder

All great explorations have to begin somewhere. Start with the inspiration of our all-new Explorations Guide for 2019—filled with outdoor activities and cultural experiences recommended by our team of local experts. It’s all you can imagine and more, all here in our own backyard.

2019 Explorations Guide


Find Your
Inner Explorer

Papagayo Explorers Club is your passport to boundless exploration off the beaten path. Deep-sea diving. Stand-up paddling. Horseback riding. Mountain biking. Infinite opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration abound. Discover the best of Costa Rica with expert guides, naturalists and translators. Immerse yourself in this world apart. And have the time of your life.

Explore The Program

Four Seasons Resort & Residences

Eco-luxury reimagined—the first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort in Central and South America

Andaz Costa Rica Resort

A kaleidoscope of style and local culture with 3 restaurants, 2 beaches and Onda Spa

Marina Village

Marina Suites, Dive Bar, Ship Store and new gourmet market. Phase 2 of the village currently in pre-development.

Marina Papagayo

Costa Rica’s preferred superport and gateway to the Pacific featuring 180 state-of-the-art slips and tailored dockside services

Golf Clubhouse, Tennis Center & Bike Center

The iconic golf clubhouse is home to the pro shop and popular Caracol Restaurant. The adjoining Tennis Center features four Har-Tru green clay courts and one grass court.

Prieta Beach Club

The ultimate members’ hideaway features a fabulous owner’s lounge, fitness center, spa and the popular Sunset Restaurant.

Golf Practice Facility

A picturesque setting to warm up before venturing out for the ultimate eco-golf experience, featuring multiple target greens and a short game practice area.

Future Macaw Sanctuary

A refuge for all seasons, protecting one of the last wild populations of scarlet macaws.

Nature Center

Basecamp for exploration and gateway to the peninsula’s extraordinary biological corridor.

Exclusive Resorts

Experience the culinary wonders of Executive Chef Nicolas Devenelle at Poro Poro—one of 11 dining venues on the peninsula.

Now selling—whole ownership oceanfront villas and estate homes on beloved Prieta Bay, managed by Four Seasons.

Andaz Beach House

Locally inspired food and drink on one of Travel + Leisure’s most beautiful beaches.

Interact with the master plan for a tour of current and future resort amenities.