It’s impossible not to have dreamy preconceptions about your vacation resort experience when it’s freezing at home and those infinity pools just photograph so well. The unique characteristics of a truly great resort, however, cannot be captured in an advertisement, a photograph, or even customer reviews. Put simply, there is no substitute for experiencing it yourself and our stay at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort was a delightful example of just that.
As avid travelers, we sometimes struggle with the idea of a staying at a resort because it means committing to a single place for a sense of culture, food and entertainment for days or a week at a time. It’s difficult to tell whether you are getting an authentic glimpse of the local culture or just a facade. One of the first things that becomes very clear at the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo is that they work very hard to keep an authentic Costa Rican “Pura Vida” atmosphere.