Picture this: Airport pick-up by a very friendly driver waiting (in the heat) with iced towels and cold bottled water for a relaxing 45-minute drive in an immaculate SUV to the resort. The resort is FANTASTIC. Friendly, clean, organized, beautiful, well-manicured. The very remote and safe resort straddles a peninsula, so rooms on each side of the resort overlook water. The water is clean, warmish and calm. Seldom did we have waves of any size. (Beware: there are jelly fish in the water!)
POOLS: Your choice of FOUR POOLS - all different! The pool attendants are super nice, well-educated and friendly. Literacy is nearlly 96% in Costa Rica and these people seem to like their jobs and work. It was enjoyable to talk to and interact with them. It appears to be an honor for them to have a good job and they really work for their tips. The attendants at the "quiet pool" had no problems asking children to leave and use the other pools. The cabanas are great, and the service is Awesome! One day when it rained, briefly, the pool attendant came over a held an umbrella over our heads while we got up to leave the pool area (lightning). They are so thoughtful.
The resort provides plenty of water stations, and recyclable bottles you can use and take home (for a fee) with you. Very eco-conscious, and very clean.
ACCOMMODATIONS: SPACIOUS. Beautiful. Clean. Lovely. The rooms and suites are CLEAN, comfortable, well-decorated and quiet. The screened porches are big and we spent a lot of time out there, watching monkeys in the trees and whales in the bay. Shutters opened the view from our soaker tub out to the bay - amazing. Bathrooms are big, and all stone. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job every day. Spotless. We kept the doors out to the screened porch open all the time, and it was heavenly to wake to gentle waves, monkeys and birds.
FOOD and DRINK: Expensive. OK taste; service is excellent and friendly. The resort is close to no place, so you are captive to their restaurants, which is fine. If you order popcorn in the bar and they ask if you would like the "popcorn shrimps" with a drink , order it. You won't find this at home! What a surprise when they brought out a big bowl of popcorn, with shrimp on top! Very good! Pool-side and golf food and beverage services are excellent and attentive. Take advantage of al fresco meals and enjoy walks on the beaches afterwards. Di Mare is expensive. Suggestion: Parents, do yourselves and other guests a big favor and please leave the kids in the room or with a sitter. It was not cool to dine on a $500 dinner with rambunctious children (and babies!) all around us. Restaurant Papagayo or the Burger Shack (or inroom service) are good for high-energy kids (and crying babies).
GOLF: The golf course is picture-perfect, and the views from each tee, green and hole are incredible. Take your camera to the golf course because you will see flowers, ocean, trees, monkeys, sloths and so much more wildlife. Even if you don't golf, take the golf course tour. BEACH CLUB: Take a tram or walk down to the Beach Club and enjoy the pool, sandy beach and restaurant. Few people seem to know about this place (most stay at the upper resort) so it's quiet and peaceful. Some days, we were the only people there. A free tram takes you back up the hill when you're ready.
GIFT SHOP: Marcella is an absolute doll, and the shops have cool items, too.
TOURS: They are very good about recommending and scheduling excursions, such as golf, ziplining ("canopy tour"), snorkling, spa, natural forest, volcano, horseback riding, sky walk and more. Or you can do nothing but enjoy life. No pressure to do or see or go anywhere.
BUGS: They must spray every night because we never saw or felt a mosquito or bug for two weeks. The grounds are immaculate. We saw a small snake while hiking one day, but it slid away as quickly as it could. Lots of birds, and MONKEYS!
Checking in and out: Easy and relaxed. Gracious service. Beautiful weather, great people and super resort.
If you want to relax and be pampered, this is your resort. If you want to get out and about and get with the locals, this is not your place. Go elsewhere and when you want to relax, go to Papagayo Four Seasons.
Mind the signs and DON'T TAKE SHELLS OR ANYTHING NATURAL HOME WITH YOU. Keep Costa Rica and this wonderful resort perfect.
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo
- Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
- Four Seasons Costa Rica
- Four Seasons Liberia
- Peninsula Liberia
- Liberia Peninsula
- Liberia Four Seasons