Distance from San José

167kms/104miles from San José (around a 2 hours drive)

Great for:

Relaxation (Abundance of spas and Hot Springs)

Adventure (Rafting, Canopy Tours, Hikes, Canyoning, etc.)

Papagayo Gulf boasts some of the most enthralling beaches along Guanacaste’s coast. Its dry hills give way to white sand and blue ocean waters. The striking natural scenery is breath taking, and it allows for some splendid sunsets. It is no wonder that the area has been chosen for the development of luxury resorts.

Along the gulf you will find several splendid beaches. Here, the sun shines year round, bringing out the alluring blue colour of the ocean. The trees lining the coast offer an escape from the heat, a cool shade under which to nap and relax between dips in warm sea waters.

Two of the most popular beaches in the area are Playa Panama and Playa Hermosa. Playa Ocotal is also greatly frequented and is the headquarters for a series of sports fishing and scuba diving tour operators.

Sunny season from November to May

Rainy season from June to October.

Usually, in the rainy season it only rains in the afternoons

Packages including the Papagayo Gulf