ECO-CHIC LGBT+ RESORT WITH ENDLESS ADVENTURES
VACAYA Oasis @ Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

VACAYA Oasis @ Andaz Papagayo captures the magic of Costa Rica’s pristine natural beauty with breathtaking views of Culebra Bay as we immerse you in the country’s iconic tropical rainforest. It’s heaven on Earth for hikers, surfers, paddle boarders, animal lovers, snorkelers, divers, and anyone who feels happiest outdoors. From its hillside perch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this expansive 5-star Costa Rican resort offers privacy while being your launching pad into boundless adventures with easy access to Papagayo Explorers Club nature. Located on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast, this luxury resort is home to 153 guest rooms, including 21 luxury suites, all facing the water and featuring modern design infused with natural materials and local character. The resort offers 4 restaurants, 4 pools, multiple bars and lounges, an outdoor theater, a pampering spa, and 3 unspoiled beaches anchored by Andaz Beach House. The restaurants feature farm- and sea-to-table ingredients and locally inspired cuisine, with open kitchens that allow an intimate interaction with chefs, making you feel as though you’re visiting family.

VACAYA OASIS @ ANDAZ PAPAGAYO LOCATION

Andaz is located on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica, on a 2,223-acre master-planned development set on a jagged pair of peninsulas that slip majestically into the warm waters of the Gulf of Papagayo, along the spectacular Bay of Culebra. Andaz Papagayo is only 35 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR) with more than 20 airlines providing international service.

VACAYA OASIS @ ANDAZ PAPAGAYO ITINERARY
Day 1
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022
Check In

Welcome to VACAYA Oasis @ Andaz Papagayo! Marvel at the views of Bahia Culebra unfolding before your eyes as The Vacayans welcome you to our luxury resort and our porters whisk you away to your 5-star adult treehouse accommodations. We’re eager to make your vacation dreams come true, but we’ll begin with a fantastic lunch followed by a casual exploration of the resort. After a dip in the pool, head down to the beach and see how many butterflies, monkeys, and Iguanas you can spot along the way. An amazing dinner at one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants and a welcome cocktail party are on tap for our first evening together, so get ready to experience VACAYA hospitality as you greet friends, old and new!

Day 2
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022
THE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes, rainforests, cloud forests, huge waterfalls, and mighty rivers. This abundant natural setting makes it difficult to decide between the various activities on offer, which include rafting, windsurfing, diving, kayaking, recreational fishing, and surfing. Luckily, we have all week to explore and discover. So, get ready to climb up, dive in, paddle out, and reel it in with a Papagayo Explorers Club excursion! You’re about to experience life’s essentials. When you return to the resort, you’ll be greeted with a stunning sunset and a custom-made included cocktail with tropical infusions. Then dance the night away to the lively beats of Nuevo Latino music.

Day 3
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2022
PURA VIDA CULTURE

Costa Rica is a country of pura vida (“pure life”) – a friendly, multicultural, and multilingual people descended from its fusion of immigrants. Spend an afternoon exploring, shopping, and dining for a taste of how the locals live – either in Liberia (the provincial capital) or Playas del Coco (a typical beach town). You can take a little piece of the Costa Rican soul home with you with handicrafts made by local artisans. Tonight, continue to experience all that Andaz cuisine has to offer. Whether you escape to the quiet romance of Ostra, our signature seafood restaurant, visit Chao Pescao, our neighborhood Latin tapas bar, or take in the breathtaking views at Rio Bhongo, Andaz has a restaurant for every palette and preference. Expect the unexpected!

Day 4
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022
TRAVELING WITH RESPONSIBILITY

Although Costa Rica is a small territory, it makes up about 5% of the earth’s biodiversity. Fortunately, this natural treasure is protected by the National System of Conservation Areas. Today, choose from horseback riding, hiking, guided bird watching, or explore volcanos, natural heritage sites, lakes, rivers, and forests full of flora and fauna. Our aim is not only to experience the natural beauty, but also to learn about the importance of protecting natural resources.

Day 5
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2022
CELEBRATE GAY PRIDE

Four pools and three beaches offer plenty of room to rev up or unwind. Enjoy the stunning peninsula views from your Nimbu boat ride to Andaz Beach House where a casual toes-in-the-sand meal and crystal blue swimming waters await. Pride Month is in full swing, so we’ll be celebrating all day and into the night. As we do, we’ll be saluting our Andaz hosts and hostesses, who were the first in Costa Rica to sign a human rights agreement, placing them in a privileged place of inclusive global tourism. The accord affirms their commitment to maintain an inclusive work environment and to seek ways to positively impact their community. Being a pioneer means to be an inspiration, and that’s what Andaz represents. After a sumptuous dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants and a show in the open-air theater, don’t miss the chance to come together poolside with fellow travelers as we celebrate the night away!

Day 6
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022
BACK TO ADVENTURING

Andaz Costa Rica offers a natural playground for outdoor adventure and water-based activities for all ages and fitness levels. Complimentary use of kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel gear, walking trails, and the electric bike-share program are just some of the activities available within Peninsula Papagayo. Or venture outside of the resort area to Rincon de la Vieja National Park where exotic and rare flora and fauna find refuge here including kinkajous, pumas, a variety of monkeys, sloths, tapirs, and jaguars. Rare emerald toucanets and blue-crowned motmots glow in the sunlight along with vibrant fuschia and purple Guaria Morada orchids. If you’re up for a more active adventure, then Borinquen Hot Springs is the place for you. Start your day with a horseback ride to the first zip lining platform. Then fly over the tree tops, zipping across the canyon and in front of the breathtaking Borinquen Waterfall. Following a delicious lunch, spend the rest of the day relaxing in the thermal pools and taking volcanic mud baths that will surely relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Day 7
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022
RELAX. REFRESH. REJUVENATE.

Wake to the rising sun and step out onto your outdoor terrace in the middle of the tropical forest. If you haven’t already, today is the perfect day to experience Onda spa, a preserved space, in connection and harmony with the Spirit of Nature. Here, indigenous traditions with nature’s healing powers are used to revitalize the mind and body. The Onda Spa couple’s treatment suite offers a side-by-side experience with a luxurious soaking tub and private relaxation area. Or let the sound of birdsong and ocean waves soothe you in one of the three additional outdoor treatment rooms. No matter which you choose, you’ve entered utopia and it’ll be hard to say goodbye… guaranteed.

Day 8
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022
FAREWELL FOR NOW

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Our time together in Costa Rica officially comes to an end today. Whether you choose to extend your stay here in Costa Rica or head home today, we wish you the safest of journeys.

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS
Explore Cost Rica in VACAYA Style with this all-inclusive all-LGBT+ Eco-Chic Resort
RIO BHONGO RESTAURANT
RIO BHONGO RESTAURANT
The communal breakfast and barista program will make you eager to wake up each morning. Lunch offers a selection of international flavors, while dinner elevates Costa Rican cuisine in an innovative way.
MAIN POOL
MAIN POOL
The main pool sits in front of Rio Bhongo with water spilling over an infinity edge that overlooks Sombrero Oscuro Beach. This pool will be the hub of resort life and will host many of our daytime social events.
TRANQUILITY POOL
TRANQUILITY POOL
The restful Tranquility Pool provides a calm oasis complete with food and drink service and intimate lounge chairs. Enjoy laps, leisurely swims, and undisturbed relaxation.
OSTRA RESTAURANT
OSTRA RESTAURANT
Designed to emulate a private residence, Ostra focuses on the fresh seafood of the country, well-known for its ceviche offerings, the chef’s specialty.
CHAO PESAO SMALL PLATES & BAR
CHAO PESAO SMALL PLATES & BAR
Our neighborhood bar offers authentic Latin American cuisine. Live music and premium spirits selection will make this your favorite spot to unwind each day.
SOMBRERO COSCURO BEACH
SOMBRERO COSCURO BEACH
Enjoy complimentary non-motorized water activities and food & beverage service.
BOAT TO ANDAZ BEACH HOUSE
BOAT TO ANDAZ BEACH HOUSE
This is where you catch the boat transfer to the largest of the three beaches at Andaz. The beach house at Nacascolo beach offers waterfront dining and locally inspired favorites, including freshly grilled sea food, tropical drinks, beach activities, and games.
ONDA SPA
ONDA SPA
Treatments are tailor-made to your physiology to restore balance and further your wellbeing at the Onda Spa Sanctuary at Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo.
FITNESS CENTER
FITNESS CENTER
Andaz’s 24-hour fitness center features state-of-the-art cardio and training equipment from Life Fitness.
AMPHITHEATER
AMPHITHEATER
VACAYA’s signature talent will be featured in our open-air theater, nestled perfectly under the rainforest canopy.
EL JARDIN
EL JARDIN
This expansive outdoor venue will certainly host a few surprise events over the course of our week together.

REACHOUT AND GIVE BACK WHILE ON VACATION

Because helping others is an inspiring experience, VACAYA and Andaz Papagayo invite you to be part of the broader community for a portion of your stay. We offer two ways to get involved: 1) We’re proud to partner with Creciendo Juntos (Growing Together), a nonprofit organization that’s changed the lives of thousands of children and families in Guanacaste for more than 10 years. 2) We’re also committed to the protection of Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity. So 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.

Look for more details on how you can volunteer while on vacation on our GET READY page.

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