First off, I am finally getting around to joining TripAdvisor to post reviews. Longtime lurker and realized that it way past due to pay it forward as I have received such valuable help from past posts.
So first time in Costa Rica but perennial guest of the Four Seasons. My friend and I chose Costa Rica this year for our Annual Girls’ Getaway and it did not disappoint! We choose a late week in July trying to hit that sweet spot of the “the Little summer” and in fact during our 7/24 – 8/3 stay, it only rained heavily once for 90 mins (ironically enough while I was getting a spa service so missed out on it!)
We were in a Cielo room for 6 nights and then splurged to a Canopy Plunge Pool suite for the last 3 nights. Everything was beautiful, serene and catered to our total enjoyment. The car service pickup was quick and efficient, with wifi to let our loved ones know we made it okay heading to the hotel. The drive was 45 minutes but seemed relatively quick and painless. We were greeted with the requisite towel and drinks that are standard to 4S and in addition the General Manager, Pascal greeted us personally! He is such a gracious and personable host and every single time we saw him throughout our stay, he made a point of greeting us and asking about our day. It is services like this and many other touches that makes me a loyal Four Seasons guest.
Okay so the pros:
Free water activities, beach amenities, etc. Seriously there is no need to pack the normal stuff you would need for beach (except your swimsuits!) as the 4S has them all complimentary for you.
The periodic free treats and sunglass cleaning provided at pool and beach areas. All the mini shot slushies were appreciated. At one point, we were even offered cheese raviolis!
The staff are friendly and always accommodating of our requests, even to get rid of a SyFy sized wasp that had made it’s way into our screened in patio!
Buffet Breakfast keep us energized to dinner!
FREE LAUNDRY – washer and dryer on each floor! You all must realize how incredibly nice it is to come home with a suitcase of clean clothes!
If you can afford it, please pay for the Canopy Suites! But beware you may never want to leave it!
Okay so only one minor con:
As we were staying 9 nights we figured instead of planning out our days we would just book with hotel when we felt the mood to explore the country. It would probably cost more but would save us from over thinking our trip and second guessing what days to do what. Well it turns out, since we are so far removed from the main tourist sites like Arenal, Monte Verde, etc. There needs to be a minimum of 4 people for most of the outside of resort activities. Well it turned out quite the challenge to get 2 more people to join us in doing anything! So we ended up only being able to do the quicker zipline at Witches Rock (which was pretty awesome). So maybe it was the time of year we went or maybe everyone books on their own, but if you are intent on seeing anything of Costa Rica other than the resort, book excursions on your own.
Overall, we had a memorable stay and I would definitely come back with hubby and son next time. The care and activities for kids that I saw make me realize this resort could quickly become my son’s favorite as it has mine!
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- Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
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- Liberia Peninsula
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