Peninsula Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo Travel Guide

The Peninsula Papagayo is located in Costa Rica’s verdant Northern Pacific coast. With its unspoiled tropical forests, the warm water of the Pacific Ocean, and pristine beaches with black, coral and gray sand, Peninsula Papagayo looks like a breathtaking postcard landscape. It is also widely known for its fantastic golf courses and luxury resorts. Our Peninsula Papagayo travel guide will help you have the ecotourism vacation of a lifetime.

Things Not to Miss in Peninsula Papagayo

• Marina Papagayo, a pleasure stop for boaters with fishing and a luxury villa.
 • Panama Beach, Hermosa Beach and Coco Beach, the three main resort towns in Peninsula Papagayo.
 • Palo Verde National Park, a popular destination for bird watching, located two hours southeast of Papagayo.
 • Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Hike through lush meadows and evergreen forests to the hot springs located at the base of this park’s volcano.

When to Go to Peninsula Papagayo

The best time to travel to Peninsula Papagayo is from November to mid-December, when the weather is warm, there are rain showers, and the landscape is still green. The tourist season goes from Mid-December to April, when you can find hot temperatures, crowded beaches and lots of sunshine. May to October in Peninsula Papagayo is the rainy season.

Articles about Peninsula Papagayo

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