Skip to content
The Four Seasons Resort

The Four Seasons Resort

Situated in an untouched hideaway on the Guanacaste coast, the Four Seasons was Costa Rica's first luxury resort. There are four different restaurants within the resort offering varied and delicious dining options. The three swimming pools are all set in lush tropical gardens with the main swimming pool located in the middle of the resort. The two smaller pools overlook two different beaches, Blanca Bay (the activities beach) and Playa Virador (the quiet beach).

Other facilities include a modern fitness facility, luxury spa and an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course.

Our rating: Deluxe

Speak to someone
who's been there

Audley Travel specialist Nik

Start planning your tailor-made trip by contacting one of our Costa Rica specialists

Rooms

Guest rooms are modernistic in design with stone flooring, elegant hard wood furnishings from local sources to bring the jungle indoors. Each room comes with an outdoor terrace or balcony living area with peaceful views of the surrounding gardens or overlooking the waters of the bay. All guest rooms are able to accommodate both adults and children with a combination of two double beds or a king and single.

The multi-bedroom suites are perfect home away from home for families and large groups, with fully furnished patios, a decadent living space and several suites that have private plunge pools.

Location

Situated on the northern Pacific Coast, on the stunning Peninsula Papagayo, the resort is rewarded the luxury of being surrounded by sandy beaches and the Pacific Ocean on one side and lush native jungle on the other. The resort is easily accessible with the international airport being a 40-minute drive away.

Food and drink

There is plenty of variety with four restaurants and two bars onsite, plus a range of dining experiences to be enjoyed by guests. The Añejo restaurant offers latin inspired cuisine with tapas for sharing, lively music and delicious aperitifs. Pesce is the more refined dining option with a modern take on classic Italian dishes, served against the ocean backdrop. Bahia offers casual all-day dining, with choices varying from wood fired pizzas to freshly caught sea food. Nemare is the delicious option at the Papagayo golf clubhouse. They serve inventive dishes and craft cocktails all inspired by ‘smoke’. 

The pool and beach bar, serves daily light snacks and tropical cocktails, best enjoyed with the setting sun. La Reserva, specialises in latin rums and gives guests the chance to work with the mixologists to discover their own signature dish. 

Guests can also enjoy a romantic moon-lit dinner in the chef’s private herb garden, choosing either five or seven courses with exquisite wine pairings. One of the most special dining experiences focuses on the art of ceviche. Guests learn how to create the perfect ceviche in this beachside class, followed by a traditional Latin American feast cooked by the chef. 

There are also tasting sessions and classes for chocolate lovers, rum aficionados and stargazers. 

Families

The Four Seasons resort runs a kid’s programme which offers children aged 4-12 the chance to explore the natural environment with daily outdoor activities on offer. There is also a dedicated children's swimming pool with nearby sun loungers for children. The Tuanis teen facility with a basketball court, TV, DVD player and several games consoles to keep teenagers entertained.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a state of the art fitness facility offering free weights and exercise machines. There are also group yoga and fitness classes on offer daily, as well as private yoga classes to start your day right. The spa offers ultimate relaxation with specialities like the volcanic purification ritual using natural seawater and volcanic mud, as well as a traditional Hammam and many other treatments. 

With the resort being in a place of such natural beauty there are many outdoor experiences to be had from hiking, to cycling and stargazing. On the water, guests can stand up paddleboard, snorkel or kayak. The hotel can also arrange several sailing experiences on the ocean from sightseeing to fishing. Guests can enjoy a round of golf at the 18-hole Papagayo golf course. 

Our opinion

One of Costa Rica's most luxurious and exclusive resorts, the hotel offers everything you would expect from the Four Seasons' chain. The beaches in this area are beautiful, and there is an 18-hole championship golf course for golf fans.

Northern Pacific Coast tour ideas

Nearby accommodation

Nearby places

Places & hotels on the map

    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    • Florblanca, Malpais

      Florblanca

      First Class

      Florblanca is a secluded and intimate hideaway set in lush tropical surrounds on Santa Teresa Beach, just north of Malpais on the scenic tip of the Nicoya Peninsula.

    • Tropical Suite, Tango Mar

      Tango Mar

      Medium

      Located on a 150-acre private beachfront reserve along the Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific Coast, Tango Mar offers the complete isolation and exclusivity of a small, beach resort.