Destinations: Bagaces, Papagayo Peninsula
Duration: 8 days
*Price Range: $$$ – $$$
*Rates inclusive of full vacation experience – hotels, tours, domestic transfers, and tax (excluding international airfare). Actual price based on length of travel, number of travelers/rooms, seasonal rates (high, low, peak), number of tour activities, and mode of domestic transportation.
$$$: At or under $1,200 per person.
$$$: $1,200 – $1,800 per person.
$$$: $1,800+ per person
Fly into Liberia International Airport (LIR). Outside the airport you’ll find your private driver holding a sign with your name on it. He/she will help you with your luggage and drive you an hour to Bagaces for your stay at Rio Perdido. Your stay at Rio Perdido or “Lost River” is located on a 600-acre private reserve. Eight natural springs spew 400 gallons of mineral water per minute into the Rio Perdido, allowing guests to experience 100% natural mineral springs as this hot spring water mixes with the cooler jungle river. Check into your bungalow and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink in the swim-up bar. Enjoy dinner under the stars on the Floating Platform located 160 feet above the river.
Today, the 600-acre private reserve becomes your adventure playground! After breakfast, enjoy a short or long hike through the tropical dry forest to panoramic vistas. Intermediate to experienced mountain bikers will enjoy singletrack segments ranging in distance from 8km to over 20km. These tracks pass by two waterfalls, a home that dates back to Costa Rica’s colonial period, a cave, and a naturally carbonated spring that is believed to have medicinal qualities. Return to Rio Perdido for lunch and a soak in the thermal spring river. Enjoy an afternoon or sunset massage or opt for volcanic mud painting with your partner just off Rio Perdido.
Rio Perdido’s adventure playground has more in store today! River tube down Rio Perdido and keep a watchful eye out for tropical birds and monkeys in the trees above. In the afternoon swing from canyon walls above the rushing river on a Canyon Adventure zip-line. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening soaking in the thermal hot spring river.
As you make your way from Rio Perdido to the Guanacaste coastline, make sure to stop at the sparkling, picturesque Llanos de Cortés Waterfalls for a swim. Check into Andaz Papagayo in the Gulf of Papagayo and jump into one of two infinity pools, the family pool or adult-only pool. Dine at one of three on site restaurants for dinner.
Spend all day basking in the sunshine down on lounge chairs in front of the beach. When you need a change of scenery head up to one of the cascading pools and watch the howler monkeys swing from the trees. Drop the kids off at Cambi Kids’ Club or request in room babysitting service while you and your partner head to the 11,000 sq. ft. Onda Spa. With nine treatment rooms (6 indoor and 3 outdoor) using only natural ingredients and holistic remedies, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Dine at one of Andaz’s restaurants or take a shuttle to the neighboring Four Seasons for more restaurant options.
Adventure to panoramic views on off-the-beaten-path mountain trails with an ATV! For a more tranquil activity, enjoy a catamaran trip with snorkeling and a sunset show. When you’re not off site on an adventure, enjoy a number of cultural classes or activities at Andaz ranging from kids’ crafts, marshmallow roasting, and yoga to mixology, cooking classes, and salsa dancing.
Enjoy your last day enjoying Andaz’s services, amenities, and activities. Golfers can make a tee-time on the 18-hole, Arnold Palmer Championship Golf Course while spa enthusiasts will enjoy a final treatment in the luxurious Onda Spa.
Take a 30 minute private ground transfer to Liberia (LIR) for your international flight home.
- Soak in natural hot spring pools in Rio Perdido
- Paint yourself and others with therapeutic, mineral rich volcanic mud
- Swim in the picturesque, cascading Llanos de Cortés Waterfall
- Participate in numerous on site, rotating activities while at Andaz from mixology and ceviche making to guided hikes and beach bonfires
- Sip on creative cocktails in the pool while watching troops of monkeys “swing by”
Best for: Family, Couple, Group, Wellness/Spa, Luxury
Bucket list experiences: hot springs, tropical dry forest, wildlife, river tubing, mud baths, mountain biking, beach
Accommodations & Location:
- Rio Perdido, Bagaces
- Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Papagayo Peninsula
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