Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Papagayo, GOLF's Top 100 Resorts
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica Papagayo
  • Location: Guancaste, Costa Rica
  • Rooms: 100+
  • Courses: One
  • Amenities: Five restaurants / two beaches / spa / pool / adventures
  • Also good for: Best for Luxury

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6 things you need to know

  • Best time to go: Late fall into winter and early spring.
  • Daily stay-and-plays start at: $725
  • Golf experience: A scenic Arnold Palmer design routed through forest. The views from the clubhouse are stunning and hills are…hilly.
  • Best non-golf amenity: The private plunge pools and hammocks.
  • While you're there: Go zip-lining.
  • Insider tip: Skip the car rental. Let the Four Seasons get you there.


If you’re drawn to the notion of sleeping in a tropical rain forest (without the bugs, snakes and heat), Papagayo is for you. On a hillside perch overlooking the dreamy blues of the Pacific, you can indulge in spectacular Four Seasons hospitality in the midst of a vibrant rain forest. Your private balcony will serve up spectacular tree-lined scenery along with views of the Blanca or Virador Beach. Many rooms have private hammocks for an upscale rain-forest sleeping adventure. A seven-minute ride away is the Arnold Palmer designed par-72 course with dramatic elevation changes and huge rolling fairways. Watch out for the cheeky monkeys who might try to snatch your ball.