Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
Elegant, Boutique-Feel Resort with Fantastic Service and Dining!
‘Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort’ is perfect for:
Couples, groups, families, and foodies who want a high-end stay with dedicated service.
A stay at the exotic Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is a truly unique experience, perfect for those looking for a secluded resort that also offers luxury and gourmet dining.
Set on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo, the resort’s design is inspired by the local flora and fauna of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste area while adding a fresh, modern feel.
What to Expect
- Luxury resort amenities. Andaz likes to pamper its guests, including complimentary beach hats and two pairs of Andaz flip-flops.
- Family ambiance. The resort welcomes travelers of all ages, and it has a kids’ club and babysitting service for the younger ones.
- Complimentary use of beach equipment. From lounging chairs to paddleboards and kayaks, you can enjoy as much of the beach as you want.
What NOT to Expect
- Cookie-cutter experience. This is a resort with a unique boutique ambiance and attention to detail.
- Direct beach access. The resort is set on a hill and guests need to head down a path to reach the beach.
A Luxury Hotel in Papagayo
Andaz is just 40 minutes from the Liberia International Airport, where a friendly welcome and a personal check-in at the open-air lobby are the start to a singular luxury vacation on Costa Rica’s Northern coast.
Discover the Best of Costa Rica
Andaz translates to ‘personal style,’ meaning there are no rehearsed scripts and uniqueness is celebrated. Andaz resorts pride themselves on vibrant hotel experiences, integration of local culture, and creative cuisine, and the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo certainly delivers.
Each thoughtfully appointed room and suite at the Andaz Resort is a balance of modern design and touches of character. From the delightful luxurious linens to the local authentic artwork, each room invites you to relax.
The passion for Guanacaste’s heritage is evident in the hotel’s style, ambiance, and dining. Traditional materials are used as delicate finishings across the buildings, and the well-kept grounds showcase the local flora. Walk up and down the hills to admire the surrounding dry forest and the tropical flowers.
This dedication to Costa Rica’s nature is also evident in its commitment to environmental sustainability, as it holds a Level 5 (highest) in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism through the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT).
World-Class Attention at an Award-Winning Resort
Staying at Andaz is an experience of pampering and relaxation. With its privileged location on the Papagayo Peninsula, it offers the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline with the comfort of dedicated and detail-oriented service.
Due to their dedication to guests, Condé Nast Traveler has awarded Andaz Resort as their top hotel in Guanacaste, and ranked #6 in Central America. This is plain in every aspect of the hotel. For example, if you want to request a golf cart ride, ask a question, or get a suggestion, simply text your concierge, and your request will be done promptly and efficiently.
In addition, the oceanfront location on the hill allows for stunning views and immersion into the peninsula’s setting. Follow the path downhill to get to the beach, which is cozy and serene. Sit on a lounging chair or swing on a hammock to feel the breeze.
With top-notch facilities and plentiful opportunities to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere to truly unwind, Andaz is the place to indulge in nature and rest.
Play in the Water, Relax at the Bay
There’s no need to leave the resort to be entertained. If you would like to discover more of Costa Rica’s cultural heritage or to explore the Pacific ocean and coastline, you have come to the right place.
For those who want some action, take advantage of the complimentary use of paddleboards and kayaks to dive into Culebra Bay from the small beach in front of the hotel. There are also over 30 scheduled group activities offered on-site which you can book—Pottery painting, yoga sessions, snorkeling tours, community projects, and mre.
Make sure to participate in the various unmissable classes, like the barista and mixology lessons that will show you awe-inspiring techniques from expert mixologists.
If you want to see more wildlife, take the birdwatching tour. Hop on a golf cart while the guide drives you around the property. With the help of a telescope, you can easily get more close-ups of various tropical and song birds.
A beach club is also available for guests on a nearby beach. The Andaz Beach House is located right on Nacascolo, a secluded beach on the other side of the bay. To get there, descend to the beach and then take a 15-minute boat ride across the bay.
Admire the tree-covered coastline as you approach the beach club, where the vegetation opens to welcome you in this hidden spot. Here are lounging chairs and a restaurant, where you can spend the idle hours of the day sunbathing or participating in their various activities and games.
If you want to stay indoors, there are also options for you. The full-service spa is available for rejuvenating massages and treatments, and the 24-hour fitness center is open in case you want to keep your daily routine.
Gourmet Dining with Costa Rican Flavors
With a total of four eateries, Andaz is sure to satisfy a variety of palates. Menu options showcase the best of Costa Rica’s heritage combined with international favorites. Meals are prepared with the freshest local ingredients and expertise to provide a culinary journey during your stay.
There are two main restaurants. Rio Bhongo is located by the pool area, and is open for all three meals of the day from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Breakfast buffet is a delight. Try some of Costa Rica’s most iconic dishes like tamales and gallo pinto (rice and beans), along with classics like pancakes and waffles- There is also an egg station and specialties that change every day, such as shakshuka and chilaquiles.
Ostra Restaurant specializes in seafood. With a more intimate atmosphere, it also has a live ceviche station. Make sure to enjoy a fresh ceviche while admiring the gardens around it. The restaurant opens for dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Chao Pescao is the main bar and a place to enjoy a flavorful trip across Latin America’s top favorites, from Mexico to Argentina. The laid-back atmosphere is ideal to simply relax while admiring the views of the bay and marina.
The mixologists here work to create innovative drinks to please your cravings. Sometimes, there is live music with local artists as well. The bar is open from 6:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Andaz Beach House offers a variety of dishes to enjoy while you are at the beach club. There is something for everyone—From salads and burgers to tropical drinks and grilled fish, cooked outside. It’s open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Poolside Relaxation at Andaz
For those days when you want to chase the summer heat away, Andaz Resort has two infinity pools. They overlook the bay and the surrounding dry forest. If you want a child-free environment, one of these pools is adult-only, and ideal to lounge and forget your worries.
Staff is attentive, bringing over to the pool what you would like to eat and drink while you admire the surrounding natural wonders. Keep your eyes open to spot the wildlife that lives among the branches, including monkeys and tropical birds.
Just for the Kids
Andaz has options for the little ones traveling with you.
The Cambi Kids Club provides a space for the children aged between 4 and 12 to make friends and do a variety of indoor activities. Keep them away from the sun for a while as they play supervised by professionals and you steal some time for a massage.
Babysitting services are available as well—Make sure to ask in advance about the details.
Visitors from the Outdoors
Thanks to Andaz’ carefully kept grounds and commitment to the environment, wildlife is a common sight. Be ready to find white-faced and howler monkeys moving or singing in the trees, as well as coatis, iguanas, butterflies, and more moving across the property.
Book the Best Papagayo Luxury Resorts
If Andaz sounds like the perfect option for your Costa Rica Vacation, contact us and we’ll gladly help. A local travel expert will answer any questions you have and build a personalized package that adjusts to your needs.
*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
- Business Center
- Cable TV
- Kids’ Activities
- Ocean View
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Wireless Internet