Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort 

Knockout views and natural beauty

A chic family-friendly resort overlooking Culebra Bay

Set on a remarkable 1400-acre wildlife-rich peninsula, Andaz has been sustainably designed using everything from local bamboo to indigenous woods. Borrowing snorkelling gear and paddle boards to make waves over Culebra Bay is reason enough to visit but other temptations include a forest spa, river-style pools, a cool collection of curated activities and contemporary rooms that feel like treehouse hideaways.

Why we love Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

  • Three great beaches with secluded sunbathing spots and beach-to-beach boat transfers

  • All rooms and suites come with floor-to-ceiling windows and either Culebra Bay or forest views

  • The resort is designed by architect Ronald Zürcher and peppered with bamboo and driftwood accents

  • The Champagne body scrub at ONDA spa is a decadent treat, with tropical forest always in sight

5 stars
11 hours
On the shores of the Peninsula Papagayo, where the Gulf of Papagayo meets the waters of Culebra Bay.
Approx. 5 hours from San José airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Sustainability
  • Children

Start the day with wellness smoothies and healthy oats or an indulgent American or Costa Rican-style breakfast. Return for a traditional casado lunch or head to the Beach House for quesadillas and poke bowls. Dinner brings a raw bar and seafood grill at Ostra or light bites done the Latin American way at Chao Pescao Tapas Bar. There are fabulous choices for vegans and vegetarians and kids’ are well catered for with everything from fruit bowls and French toast to pizzas and beef sliders.

Having undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation, Ostra is the place to savour the freshest flavours of Papagayo. Open for dinner, it brings DJs and cocktails to the table alongside a menu rich in oysters, ceviche, seabass and lobster.

Rio Bhongo
Rio Bhongo is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is set right by the infinity pool with beautiful views of Culebra Bay. Start your day with fruit plates, waffles and any-style eggs and come back at lunchtime for lobster bowls and the chance to spot visiting monkeys on the terrace.

Andaz Beach House
A short boat ride away from the hotel on a secluded stretch of golden sands, Andaz Beach House is rustic and boho with plenty of Tico vibes. Come for the sofas and hammocks set up under the trees and a laid-back menu of burgers, quesadillas and poke bowls.

Chao Pescao Tapas Bar
The perfect spot for light bites in the evening, Caho Pescao Tapas Bar dishes out Latin-American and Caribbean style small plates alongside a list of creative cocktails.

VW Poolside Bar
Fresh juices and cocktails served straight from a vintage Volkswagen Kombi van parked up by the pool.

What's included

Breakfast at OSTRA

Nestled in a tropical forest, ONDA Spa has nine open-sided therapy rooms and a steam room. The treatment menu includes reflexology, aromatherapy massages, Aroma baths and Champagne scrubs.

Awarded Elite Level certification for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort makes tremendous efforts towards environmental protection. Plastic straws have been replaced by bamboo, mesh bags are used for guest laundry and in-room toiletries are refillable. The resort offers glass water bottles to all guests and there are hydration stations scattered around the property. All air conditioning units have been upgraded with energy-efficient inverter technology, traditional bulbs have been replaced with LEDs, and lighting is kept at a low level in the evenings so as not to disturb the wildlife. Activities are focused on non-motorised sports, with complimentary paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling gear available. You can also try out human-powered water bikes and borrow electric bikes.

Every member of the brood is catered for with adventures including wilderness hikes, zipline and high-rope aerial escapades, mountain biking through the mangroves and water-biking around the peninsula.

It’s full swing fun at Cambi Kids’ Club with an ever-changing schedule of daily activities for children aged 4-12. Check out the weekly plan and discover pursuits including yoga, colour therapy, Spanish classes, pottery painting, nature hikes and movie afternoons.

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