Why is Costa Rica One of the Best Destinations to Visit in the World?

Costa Rica

Whether you’re looking for adventure, family-friendly activities, good food, or a haven of health and wellness activities, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Costa Rica.  From the Concierge insiders at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo to you, here are some of the top reasons to go now.

Beaches - Costa Rica has more than 800 miles (1,290 kilometres) of beautiful shoreline on both the Pacific and the Caribbean sides of the country. Peninsula Papagayo features seven secluded beaches and five of them have been rewarded with the Blue Flag certification, an ecological program granted every year to communities that are helping to protect both the environmental and social landscapes of Costa Rica. Four Seasons is flanked by two beaches, Playa Virador and Playa Blanca, a short 2-minute walk from one to the other.  

Epic Eco-Adventures - Join our in-house adventure outfitter Papagayo Explorers for the chance to connect, learn and share in the natural beauty of Peninsula Papagayo, our 567-hectare (1,400-acre) nature preserve. Right on our doorstep, choose from activities by land or sea, on solo treks or family outings. One-of-a-kind experiences include wilderness hikes, nature walks, mountain biking, water biking, outrigger canoeing, free diving and more.  

Coffee - Some of the best coffees in the world come from Costa Rica!. Your morning coffee at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica features local Costa Rican coffee and fresh cold brew – if you’re a coffee amateur (or just curious!), you might want to join our complimentary coffee class that is offered on a weekly basis.

Happiness - Once landing in Costa Rica, it is impossible not to notice the immense joy and sense of happiness of locals. Costa Rican motto is pura vida, which means “pure life” and not a surprise knowing that Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries on earth.  

Wellness - People in Costa Rica honours the importance of living a balanced life and caring for one’s own well-being as a foundation of everything they do based on their pura vida, lifestyle. Disconnect and find inspiration, rejuvenate with morning meditation, sound healing and breathing workshops, four types of yoga, HIIT, sculpt barre classes and more.  

Surfing - With clean, world-class waves, the Gulf of Papagayo is truly an unrivalled surfing destination. Our Resort partner SurfX provides custom lessons all year long, from beginner to advanced.  What’s more, these sandy shores are less crowded than other popular surfing destinations. 

Biodiverse Wildlife - Costa Rica accounts for only 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface yet it contains nearly 6 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Since its opening, Four Seasons Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is co-living with hundreds of species: on the land, common encounters include howler and whiteface monkeys, pisotes and iguanas, while in the sea, turtles and rays are almost always spotted.  

Dramatic Sunsets - Costa Rica is also known as “the country of the 1,000 sunsets”: no one is alike!. Playa Virador, one of the two beaches that surround Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, features one of the best spots of the area to watch the sunset.  

Gastronomic Experience - Costa Rica is a foodie destination. Some of the Resort’s most popular dishes include fresh and local ceviche or even the traditional gallo pinto. With its 32 microclimates, Costa Rica is the home of many diverse fruits and vegetables, all nationally grown: pineapple and berries, passion fruits and pejibayes (peach palm fruits) or even mangos and watermelon.  

Proximity - It has never been so easy to escape to the tropics from the United States. Less than three hours from Miami, five hours from New York City to Liberia’s airport (LIR), located at a 45-minute car ride from the Resort.  And there are daily international flights to and from Costa Rica’s main airport in San José (SJO)  

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