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Four Seasons Costa Rica

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

By Roger Cox, Editor

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsula

Rich in national parks, the large but thinly populated Guanacaste province in northwest Costa Rica is known for its surfing and abundant wildlife, including more than 800 species of birds. Some 99 miles of beach line the country's Pacific shore. To the east stretches a mix of grassy savannahs, large cattle ranches, tropical dry forests, and a backdrop of volcanic mountain ranges. Within that sweep are cloud forests, active volcanoes, several national parks, wildlife refuges, coffee plantations, hot springs, and more.

This Four Seasons is strategically situated to explore the region, sprawling as it does across a narrow peninsula that juts into the Gulf of Papagayo. There are beaches on both sides, and the ebb and flow of the waves bathes the Handsomely constructed using lava, stone, and native woods, the resort is the centerpiece of a 2,300-acre master-planned community. Its 155 rooms and suites begin along the beach—one of two—and climb into the wooded hills. All afford ready access to a a broad selection of amenities—including three swimming pools, a spa and fitness center, watersports, an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course, five tennis courts (one of them grass), a children's program, a teen center, and a handful of restaurants and lounges.

Tennis Features

Pro Shop: +011 (506) 2696-0000

In 2011, the resort focused attention on its tennis Grass court at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Papagayo Peninsulaby adding a grass court to the four Har-Tru already in place. Peter Burwash International's Victor Anonsen currently oversees the operation. A former pro football player in the Canadian Football League, Anonsen shifted his allegiance to tennis, then joined Peter Burwash International in 2008.

Tennis Programs. During the week, the roster includes some sort of organized tennis activity: complimentary drop-in singles and doubles, Cardio tennis, drills and strategy clinics, and a weekly Kids Carnival of 10 and Under tennis, the last a module in the Kids for All Seasons program.
Courts & Fees. There are four Har-Tru (clay) courts and one natural grass court. Court fees: $50/hour on grass, $35/hour on Har-Tru.

Other Recreation

Golf Courses. Arnold Palmer designed the 18-hole Four Season Golf Club, a 6,800-yard, par 72 course laid out up and down the hills of the Papagayo Peninsula.

And ... Birdwatching, hiking, snorkeling, and sailing.

Children's Programs

Kids for All Seasons offers complimentary supervised programs for kids age 4 to 12, while teens can look forward to their own teen center and concierge.


There are essentially three accommodation options: 600-square-foot hotel rooms with terraces in the four-story buildings behind the beach; canopy suites, ranging in size from one to three bedrooms and located in the wooded hills with views of the jungle canopy; and one-to-three-bedroom privately owned residential estates.

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Rates and Reservations

Rates vary seasonally, and a generally highest in winter, lowest in summer. See the website for specifics for the period you intend to travel. An approximation of seasonal room-only rates appears belo, though several package options are offered.In additional to hotel rooms, there are private residential estates for rent ranging in size up to three bedrooms.

Visit the website for current rates

Four Seasons Costa Rica
Peninsula Papagayo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+011 (506) 2696-0000
Toll-free: 800-819-5053
Web Link: Four Seasons Costa Rica

Travel Essentials

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Travel Instructions. The closest air gateway is Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Costa Rica, 23 miles to the east. It is served by Air Canada, American, Delta, Jetblue, and United from various locations in the U.S. and Canada as well as selected carriers from Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

General Tourist Information. Information about vacationing in Costa Rica is available from the Institute of Costa Rican Tourism's website or toll-free from the U.S. and Canada at 866-COSTA RICA.

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Your Call

Here's what others have had to say about Four Seasons Costa Rica.

  • 5-Ball Rating "David Hong is a fabulous pro and has single-handedly revived my groundstrokes. I have been to the resort five times in the past three years and have spent the better part of my time in his clinics, private lessons and just playing on the beautifully maintained hat-tru and now grass courts. You won't be disappointed."—D.F., Adv. Int., November 2012
  • 5-Ball Rating "David Hong is one of the best tennis instructors we've ever had the pleasure of working with - everything about the facilities, instruction and overall experience is superlative...if you love tennis, the Four Seasons Costa Rica is a must!"—S.P., Adv. Int., November 2012
  • 4-Ball Rating "David Wong was most helpful-The tennis center was well maintained. LOVED the grass court experience!"—J.F., Adv. Int., March 2012
  • 5-Ball Rating "Great courts and a very attentive and friendly staff.Tennis pro David Hong does a great job of managing the tennis program and he is also a wonderful instructor. A new grass court adds to the pleasure of playing here."—P.D., Adv. Int., March 2012
  • 5-Ball Rating "David, the tennis intructor is really good. Adapts to your playing style, skill and learning ability. Staff are extremely attentive, every single break in the action they're on the court, picking up balls, serving water and providing cold, orange scented towels. They even have a grass court!"—M.B.,  March 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating "Really loved the super cool grass tennis court, never played on one before! David (Hong?) was great for my game. I became so much more consistant thanks to his coaching. Hotel was absolutely stunning and the spa was world class!"—P.N., Adv. Int., March 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—L.S., Low Int., February 2012
  • 3½-Ball Rating "I had a great time at the Four Season's tennis clinics. David Hong was outstanding. His instruction greatly improved my game and was one of the most personable tennis professionals I've played with. Thanks for a great week of tennis."—D.W., Adv. Int., February 2012
  • 3½-Ball Rating "David Hong gave me 4 private lessons while I was vacationing in Costa Rica. I found him to be a very skilled teacher. He assessed my strengths and weaknesses very quickly and built on that information. David is very supportive and provided constructive feedback to me in a timely fashion."—P.L., Beg., February 2012
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—B.W., Int., January 2012

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