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Weekend at Andaz
March 15, 2021

Weekends are our chance to escape the routine.

Andaz Costa Rica presents an events calendar that will allow our guests to enjoy a series of concerts and outdoor dinners every Saturday.


March 20 - outdoor dinner in our Jardín, with live music by Ocean Beat Band

March 27 - outdoor dinner in our Jardín, with live music by D'Classics

March 31 - outdoor dinner in our Jardín, with live music by Rebecca Malavassi

April 3 - outdoor dinner in our Jardín, with live music by Yambori Band

April 10 - outdoor dinner in our Jardín, with live music by Shirley Ortiz

No cover. Event open to the public. 


For more information contact us at +506 2690-1234, dialing "0" from your room or by email at


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COVID-19 Testing
January 13, 2021

As an extension of Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo has arranged for complimentary on-property COVID-19 Antigen testing through May 31, 2021, for guests traveling to the U.S and staying for 7 nights or more. This is valid for up to two registered guests per guestroom per stay. Guests may purchase additional on-property tests for a fee (additional tests are subject to availability). See pricing below.

To further care for any guest who is required to extend their stay due to a delay in testing or test results or a positive test result prior to their return flight, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo will offer a special Travel Delay Rate, extending up to 50% off the standard rate. The rate is valid for stays up to 14 nights. No minimum length of stay is required at this time, and guests must book with hotel directly while on property. See terms and conditions below.

Costa Rica requires the purchase of a low-cost COVID-related insurance policy if your own health insurance does not meet the country’s specific coverage minimums.  If you test positive, this policy includes coverage for additional nights lodging until the Health Isolation Order has been completed.

US Travelers can find additional Costa Rica-specific travel and COVID-19 information at


Testing Details

Guests can schedule their on-site appointment with the hotel. All travelers must test 72 hours prior to departing hotel. An appointment is required. Test results are provided within 24 hours.

Minimum length stay of 7 nights required to receive complimentary testing.


Additional Testing Costs

On-site COVID-19 Antigen Test: USD $88.40 inclusive of tax. (available beginning February 15)

On-site COVID-19 RT-PCR Test: USD $156 inclusive of tax.


Learn more about the Terms & Conditions here

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GBAC STARTM Facility Accreditation 
October 13, 2020

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STARTM accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. “Being the first and only hotel in Costa Rica to receive this important certification demonstrates Hyatt’s commitment to the safety and wellbeing of its guests and employees. We are thrilled to be part of an elite group of hotels and convention facilities globally who have successfully completed this rigorous safety protocol certification process,” said Adam Zilber, General Manager.

Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Andaz Costa Rica has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in all areas of the resort. As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STARTM helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Andaz Costa Rica implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. The GBAC STAR accreditation was a critical milestone to achieve in preparation for the resort ́s reopening on November 14, 2020.

To achieve GBAC STARTM accreditation, Andaz Costa Rica was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.

Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at 

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Andaz Costa Rica Resort Forges Ahead with Social Responsibility Program by Reducing Waste by 120,000 Plastic Bottles Per Year 

With the intent of further fostering an eco-conscious destination, Andaz Costa Rica announced the resort-wide elimination of plastic water bottles. The program will reduce plastic waste by 120,000 plastic bottles per year, equaling more than two tons of plastic.  Since beginning the sustainable transformation, Andaz Costa Rica Resort has already successfully completed numerous eco-friendly initiatives prioritizing water and energy conservation. 

As an integral part of the social responsibility program, the resort has eliminated all plastic water bottles in each guestroom and banqueting operation and replaced them with reusable glass bottles. The resort has created a dedicated water-purifying room with state-of-the-art Aquatech equipment where water is passed through three different filters creating 100 percent purified water. Each guestroom will be stocked with four sealed glass water bottles and replenished each day. Additional water bottles can be provided upon request.

Also, guests will find Hydration Stations throughout the resort to refill their reusable bottles or the hotel´s glass bottles.

Among the sustainable improvements and enhancements that have been completed over the past two years include the elimination of all plastic straws, updating all AC units with inverter technology which saves energy and power up to 50 percent more than a normal AC, and a resort-wide tree-planting program which invites guests and staff to volunteer together and further enrich the peninsula. 

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Condé Nast Traveler Names Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo to Its List of “Top Resorts in Central America: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards”

Andaz earned the top spot in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and ranked #6 in Central America with a score of 96.36.  We thank our guests for recognizing our resort team for the memorable experiences they deliver every day.

Instituto Costarricense de Tourismo (ICT) Awards Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo with Highest Level of Certification for Sustainable Tourism
Andaz is recertified as part of an elite group with level-five certification.  The CST program evaluates tourism companies based on how their operations approach a model of sustainability in the management of natural, cultural and social resources.

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