Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Explorers Club Peninsula PapagayoThe Papagayo Peninsula, located in Costa Rica’s Pacific-side Golfo de Papagayo, is a naturalist’s paradise: A 1,400-acre resort area sits next to more than 500,000 acres of government-protected parklands. And now travelers from resorts including the Four Seasons and Andaz can take a deeper dive into the area’s flora and fauna, thanks to the new Explorers Club Peninsula Papagayo. The activity center, staffed by expert guides and biologists, offers small group tours or private excursions for dozens of experiences, from snorkeling and birdwatching to nature drives and outrigger canoe rides. Visitors looking for more over-the-top, once-in-a-lifetime experiences won’t be disappointed: one such excursion is a swim with a mega pod of dolphins.