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Explore northwest Costa Rica with Inspirato’s six accommodations. The entirety of Peninsula Papagayo is a master resort community offering a level of luxury not typically found in Costa Rica. Immersed in the jungle but boasting peekaboo ocean views through the treetops, Venado Nueve and Venado Diez are four-bedroom, treehouse-style homes with infinity-edge pools and an included golf cart for a quick ride to the beach.
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, situated next to the marina, is an ideal spot those who love to be on the water. Discover high-end restaurants, private beach clubs, and more.
High above the sandy shores of Bahia de Culebra and the dazzling waters of the Pacific Ocean, Peninsula Papagayo stretches like a dream of jagged cliffs, canopied by lush rainforest vegetation. What you'll discover is much more than the natural wonders of monkeys chattering in jungle treetops, the blue Golfo de Papagayo waters where marlin swim and stunning ocean sunsets; you'll also experience Costa Rica's premier luxury destination. The members-only resort Poro Poro features an 80-foot infinity-edge pool, amazing beach and snorkeling access from Prieta Beach Club. Alternately, your accommodations in the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort will delight.
Imagine flying through the treetops of Costa Rica's Guanacaste region, when the rich flora and fauna suddenly give way to sweeping Pacific views. On the Witch's Rock Canopy Tour, you'll zip along 11 cables extending to 450 meters.
Peninsula Papagayo's private Arnold Palmer-designed course is home to 6,800 yards of varied elevations and monkeys scampering on the fairways to steal your ball. But the most memorable aspect is 14 holes of sweeping ocean views.
Just down the road from your residence is the best beach access on Peninsula Papagayo at Prieta Beach Club & Spa. Bring the kids to build sandcastles. Or strap on fins to explore the clear waters for colorful fish.
It's not just cruising on a boat beneath the bright rays of the Costa Rican sun. Nor is it the waters full of tropical wonders. What truly makes this a scuba paradise is the expertise of the guides.
If you want to get up close to Costa Rican wildlife, the Palo Verde National Reserve is a must-see. Crocodiles right beside your boat, the monkeys who may join you on board, and the iguanas and thousands of birds you'll spot along the way.
In Rincon de La Vieja, partake in a day of the Borinquen Adventure. The tour begins with a horseback ride through the mountains, a canopy tour to zipline across canyons, lunch and a soak in geothermal hot springs.
The dry season (mid-November to April) is as arid as it sounds, with hillsides turning brown and dirt roads becoming extremely dusty. The rainy season (May to mid-November), however, is lush and lovely, with sunny mornings and brief showers in the afternoon.
One of the most common Tico slang phrases is "me regala," which literally translates to "Gift me." People use this to ask for everything, whether it's placing an order at the local queso shop or asking a waiter for another glass of scotch.
"Sodas," the equivalent of mom and pop diners, are popping up everywhere, and are worth trying. Order the casado (dish of the day) or the staple gallo pinto, which is purple rice and black beans. The national cheese of Costa Rica is also a must try.
The peninsula's verdant foliage has ample rainfall from May to October to thank for its lush, vibrant green hues. Even during the rainy season, though, the sun shines often, the temperatures stay warm and the beaches are less crowded. During the rest of the year, you can expect a tropical climate with the occasional afternoon storm helping to cut the humidity.