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Central America

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

On a plateau at the tip of Peninsula Papagayo, on 45 acres of well kempt grounds, sits the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. The 155 guest rooms were designed using hardwood floors, natural fabrics, and exotic colors. All have an open-air furnished terrace or veranda; Canopy Suites, set high on the hillside and offering views down to the water, feel like stylish tree houses. The spa's 19 treatment rooms feature rattan furnishings, green glass tiles, and wood, stone, and water elements. Using bamboo grown on the grounds of the resort, the Natural Healing Bamboo Massage is the spa's signature treatment.