Relax, reconnect, recharge, and stimulate your senses at one of Costa Rica’s leading luxury resorts, offering 5-star treehouse accommodations, three natural beaches, an extensive activity program, and distinctive dining experiences within a pristine 1,400-acre private peninsula. A life-changing journey awaits.


Meet Andaz Costa Rica General Manager Adam Zilber and the gentlemen of Mr. Universe Costa Rica as they introduce you to the Eco-Chic Peninsula Papagayo Resort, the setting for VACAYA’s LGBT+ resort buyout June 5-12, 2022.

From your perch on a lush hill above the bay, you’ll be immersed in the country’s iconic tropical rainforest and you’ll experience the magic of Costa Rica’s pristine natural beauty, local cuisine, fun water sports, and endless Pura Vida moments.


Creating an elegant treehouse feel, all 132 rooms and 21 suites face Culebra Bay from a hillside perch. Outdoor terraces offering immersive Costa Rican views of the tropical rainforest and bay are complemented by the room’s modern design infused with natural materials and local character. Floor-to-ceiling windows and folding glass doors invite the magic of the rainforest into your living space. A river stone rain shower opens out to a bird’s nest-inspired balcony in all rooms. Suites offer a deep soaking tub, plunge pool, or both.


Andaz Papagayo Resort offers four themed dining outlets, each capturing the essence of Latin American culture and cuisine in a unique way. Interactive culinary elements, open air designs, and breathtaking views complement the experience. Each restaurant also offers wellness, vegetarian, and vegan selections. The hotel also offers complimentary transportation to 8 additional restaurants (extra fee) within the community.

Interactive breakfast experience and barista program will make you eager to wake up each morning. Offering stunning water views atop our river-inspired pools, the restaurant offers a selection of international and local flavors for lunch, while dinner service elevates Costa Rican cuisine in an innovative way.

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. Our signature restaurant’s intimate booths and garden setting offer an unforgettable venue for special occasions.

Our neighborhood bar offers a culinary tour of authentic Latin American favorites. Enjoy a taste of Latin home-cooking in a relaxed atmosphere with views of Marina Papagayo and Culebra Bay. Live music, an innovative mixology program, and a premium spirits selection will make this your favorite spot to unwind each day.

Relax in bed with breakfast, watch the forest come alive with an afternoon snack, or enjoy a romantic dinner served on your private balcony. Treat yourself to complimentary room service and celebrate the comfort and style of your room or suite.*

*$7 delivery fee for room service orders

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, four unique infinity-edge pools are the resort’s heart, with daily activities, cabana lounging, and waiter service so you can enjoy a cocktail and lunch from the comfort of your lounge chair.


Offering beach-front dining on Nacascolo beach 15 minutes away, expect favorites such as salads, tacos, burgers, and fresh fish grilled outdoors. Tropical drinks, beach activities, games, and a local Tico vibe await your discovery.

VACAYA’s signature talent will be featured in our open-air theater, nestled perfectly under the rainforest canopy.

This expansive outdoor venue will certainly host a few surprise events over the course of our week together.

A preserved space in connection and harmony with the Spirit of Nature. Treatments are tailor-made to your physiology to restore balance and further your wellbeing at the Onda Spa Sanctuary at Andaz Papagayo. Above all, this is an opportunity to experience authentically and intimately the legacy of the Chorotegan ancestors reflected in this natural sanctuary. It´s your moment to fall in love with Costa Rica and let all your worries drift away.

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Onda Spa also boasts a 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art cardio and training equipment from Life Fitness. A variety of cardio equipment, free weights, and core exercise equipment are all available. Guests enjoy complimentary access to the fully equipped gym, steam room, and shower rooms, as well as a lounge area to recharge and enjoy the beautiful views.



Andaz Costa Rica Resort offers the right mix of adventure and relaxation. Daytime excursions may include a visit to a volcano, surf lessons, ATV rides, or jungle activities 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. Enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling equipment, stand up paddle boards and beach games at Andaz Beach House and Sombrero Oscuro beach, peninsula-wide electric bike share program, 24-hour fitness center, and more. Pura Vida is here to enjoy and The Vacayans and Andaz Staff stand ready to assist you in doing so.

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

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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 and only 0.1 mile from the resort.

For the tennis enthusiast, Andaz has a partnership with The Four Seasons Resort to offer access to four tennis courts.

Transportation from Andaz to Golf and Tennis is included.

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In a groundbreaking move for LGBT+ travel, VACAYA is pleased to welcome your fur babies along for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Andaz Papagayo has made special accommodations for VACAYA guests traveling with their pets. Pets can be walked on leash around the property, but are prohibited inside the restaurants. Canines must weigh 50 pounds or less. Two pets are allowed if their combined weight does not exceed 75 pounds. A $283 USD one-time fee (paid directly to the resort upon check-in) includes use of bedding, meal containers, water, pet food, and a deep clean upon departure.

*These activities are subject to availability and are an extra charge.
Prices are subject to change up until they go on sale for our event.


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