Perched on the plush shores of Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo—a pristine enclave in a country lengthy regarded to be the crown jewel of critical the united states—lies the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo lodge, the esteemed brand’s first property in Latin america. A average mention on quite a lot of lists of the world’s best resorts since its debut in December 2013, the hotel presents both an unforgettable immersion in the pura vida ethos that underpins Costa Rican lifestyles, and a attractive base from which to discover one of the vital myriad outstanding normal wonders that helped draw over 2.5 million global visitors to the country final yr.
Placed a brief 20-minute drive from Liberia worldwide Airport in the northwestern province of Guanacaste and boasting outstanding views of Culebra Bay, the lodge blends present day and natural and organic aesthetics in a strikingly singular means, due to the imaginative and prescient of prolific Costa Rican architect Ronald Zürcher.
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Nestled in between the Gulf of Papagayo and the crisp blue waters of Culebra Bay, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo lodge is a fascinating get away. (picture courtesy of Andaz)
Its distinguished, cocoon-like public areas seem simultaneously house-age but indigenous and are, comfortably put, very groovy (as is the restored pink Volkswagen bus parked simply outside the lodge entrance, which shuttles friends to nearby surfing beaches). The property’s laid-again vibe is obvious upon arrival on the inviting open-air lobby, the place the smiling employees eschews the ordinary verify-in events—no imposing counters or long traces right here—for a fast, breezy, one-on-one welcome.
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The resort’s open-air lobby showcases the property’s distinct design aesthetic and panoramic views. (snapshot courtesy of Andaz)
The Andaz’s 153 guest rooms or 21 luxurious suites, all of which feature views of the sparkling bay, are an atmospheric learn in low-lit “eco-elegant,” with in the community designed furnishings including woven textiles, strong woods and distinctive light fixtures. You would spend hours within the splendid, spa-like bathe; when you tear your away, clutch a cold drink from the complimentary non-alcoholic minibar and don a nifty straw hat (additionally furnished gratis) to keep off the blazing solar.
Address: Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica