We had a wonderful stay at the FOUR SEASONS COSTA RICA - we came for our Honeymoon and on the overall found the property to be near perfect. Highlights - check in is smooth, friendly and very welcoming! The room itself is amazing - big, comfortable, romantic, lush! Out of this world. Especially the balcony and the bathroom! The only thing lacking is a whirlpool function on the tub - it is big, it is beautiful, but it isn't quite perfect! Other highlights include the amazing pools, the beautiful beaches and the service. The service is impeccable! They have a guy who lays towels out on your beach chair, a guy who brings around little smoothies every hour and who offers to clean your sunglasses. Basically, they have a lot of folks who will do any and everything to make your trip wonderful.
The downside is the food - it is not that good - at all. It isn't bad. It just isn't quite great. We were expecting a little bit better - especially when it comes to desert. If you have a sweet tooth - don't order the room service brownies - they are worse than what you would find at a grocery store bakery in the states. It was a big disappointment. The only other downside is the concierge desk - we found them to be less than helpful when we inquired about taking a tour - they handed us a pre-printed brochure with a lot of ok sounding and very expensive daytrips and looked at us like we were crazy when we wanted something more adventurous and more customized.
Luckily, when we felt the Four Seasons concierge desk failed us, we knew where to look - our friends at Tripadvisor had been talking up a local guide named Mainor at http://www.tours-your-way.com/ - we gave him a call and he took us on a spectacular tour of Nicaragua. We found Mainor to be a wonderful guide - friendly, knowledgeable, incredibly funny, fluent in English, welcoming and generally awesome! And he is a good driver - as the roads are sometimes treacherous. We got picked up at 5:00 AM and spent an entire day touring volcanoes, markets, small towns, windy roads and everything else in between. The trip was a welcome getaway from the somewhat homogenized experience that comes with staying at a Four Seasons - the place is the lap of luxury but after a few days, you want to see how the world really looks and Mainor gave us a great and welcome perspective on life in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Overall, we had a great time at the Four Seasons Costa Rica - the facilities are great and the service is world class. We would love to see improvements in the food - especially in the variety on the menu, which got a little tiring after five days. Definitely an off the beaten trail sort of getaway that still has the luxuries of staying at a big, American style resort. We would go back.
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- Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
- 4 Seasons Resort Costa Rica At Peninsula Papagayo
- Four Seasons Costa Rica
- Four Seasons Liberia
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