Area Attractions

Andaz Costa Rica Resort offers the right mix of adventure and relaxation. Daytime excursions may include a visit to a volcano, surf lessons or an activity within Peninsula Papagayo’s 1,400 acre natural playground. You can also hang out and observe the monkeys at one of our beaches or pools. Pura Vida is here to enjoy and we can assist you in doing so.

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica



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Peninsula Activities

Andaz Resort Organized Activities

Experience over 30 scheduled small group activities, and classes such barista, mixology, dance, Spanish, pottery painting, beginner yoga, fitness, snorkeling tours, and a weekly community project with Creciendo Juntos, and many more options.

Papagayo Explorers Club

Expert-lead, small group or private activities for Andaz guests include mountain biking, outrigger canoeing, nature walks, cultural programs, Camp Jaguar teen programming and more. Activities are exclusively available for Peninsula Papagayo guests.

Andaz Resort Inclusions

Enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, stand up paddle boards and beach games at Andaz Beach House and Sombrero Oscuro beach, CAMBI kids program, peninsula-wide electric bike share program, 24 hour fitness center, and more.

Golf & Tennis

The Ocean Course at Peninsula Papagayo is an 18 hole, par-72 Arnold Palmer course offering breathtaking water views from 14 of 18 holes. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 100 courses outside of the United States. Exclusive access for guests.

Land Adventures

Activities at Rincón de la Vieja National Park

67.5 KM
Hike scenic trails to beautiful waterfalls, float down river on an inner tube, horseback ride, zip-line or soak in the hot springs and cleanse with volcanic mud, this national park offers activity options for everyone.

Zip Lining and River Floating

17.5 KM
Fly through the trees with the monkeys on an exhilarating canopy zip-line tour or enjoy a relaxing river float in the Papagayo area, a short drive from Andaz.

Animal Sanctuary

44.3 KM
Explore one of Guanacaste’s largest animal sanctuaries along with another nearby zip-line experience.

Palo Verde National Park

89 KM
Relax on a boat tour on the Tempisque River, one of Central America's most densely populated areas of migratory birds, reptiles and wildlife. These spectacular wetlands are one of the best examples of the tropical dry forests remaining in the world.

Water Adventures

Sport Fishing, Boat & Catamaran Charters

850 M
Explore the Gulf of Papagayo by boat and take advantage of world-class sport fishing, find untouched beaches or enjoy a romantic sunset. Depart from the resort beach or Marina Papagayo.

Surfing & Surf Lessons

7.5 KM
Costa Rica is one of the world’s top surfing destinations. Witch’s Rock and Ollie’s Point are a short boat ride from Andaz. Surf lessons and excursions to beaches from Prieta to Tamarindo can be arranged for all skill levels.

Scuba Diving

The Gulf of Papagayo offers more than 20 exceptional dive sites for divers of various skill levels. Excursions can be arranged to depart from the main resort beach or Andaz Beach House.

River Rafting

88.8 KM
Experience the thrill of Colorado River Class II-III or Tenorio Class III-IV rapids as you view impressive natural canyons an array of lush vegetation and diverse wildlife on these unforgettable rivers.

Volunteer & Culture

Creciendo Juntos Community Activities

Andaz Costa Rica partners with Creciendo Juntos to support education and health projects in nearby communities. Various options are available for our guests to participate and make a local impact. Join our weekly volunteering activity, visit a family or a school, bring a backpack, or contact us and let us know would you like to make your contribution.

How to Volunteer

Because helping others can be an inspiring experience, Andaz Costa Rica Resort invites guests to be part of our community. Our resort is very proud to partner with Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together), a nonprofit organization that has changed the lives of thousands of children and families in Guanacaste for more than 10 years. Ask us how to volunteer.

Help the Environment

Andaz is committed to the protection of our rich biodiversity. Participate in our weekly volunteer activities in which you can participate in beach cleanups and tree planting activities in partnership with ACG. The Area de Conservación Guanacaste is a network of protected areas and a World Heritage site in Guanacaste Province.

Day Trips

Arenal Volcano National Park

162 KM
This scenic volcano and surrounding areas offer breathtaking views, a variety of nature and adventure activities and relaxing hot springs. It is an ideal daytrip or an extension to your stay at Andaz Costa Rica Resort.

Explore Tamarindo, Flamingo and Guanacaste Beach Towns

79 KM
Explore the beaches and coastal towns of Guanacaste to the south of Andaz and Peninsula Papagayo. Tamarindo is a village with a bohemian vibe where you can enjoy surf lessons, shopping and day of Pura Vida on the beach.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

154 KM
One of Costa Rica’s most unique environments, rising to 4,662 feet (1,440 m) above sea level, you will find a tropical forest unlike any other in Costa Rica. This excursion or extension to a stay at Andaz demonstrates Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity.

Barra Honda National Park

92 KM
Looking for something unique, how about cave exploration? A guided tour of hiking and cave discovery will provide a departure from a typical day at the beach.