Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Gulf of Papagayo  (The parrot). Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Where is the Gulf of Papagayo?

Located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Gulf of Papagayo plays a very significant role in Costa Rica’s tourism, retirement & Real Estate options. The Gulf of Papagayo was originally home small fishing communities. The protected beaches in the areas of Ocotal Beach, Payas del Coco, Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama gave boats the needed protection from the sea. Today these protected beaches provide swimming and watersports opportunities to many thousands of residents, expats and tourists. The Costa Rican government recognized in the 1960’s the importance of the Gulf of Papagayo area and by the 70’s ecotourism came to live in Costa Rica. As investors started looking at the Guanacaste area special provisions were made including the The Peninsula Papagayo and the airport was opened in Liberia. In the late 80’s development started with the Four Seasons on The Peninsula Papagayo among other projects. In 1995 The Liberia airport, code LIR known as Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (Link)  became an international airport. With these and many more developments the Northern Pacific Beaches on the Gulf of Papagayo are now Costa Rica’s premier destination.

Not Just Real Estate

Wild Life is abundant in the gulf. The beaches are alive with exotic birds, while the Pacific Ocean hosts a large and diverse eco system. Diving to check out what’s below the water or sport fishing makes a great day. Depending on the time of year you can witness sea turtles nesting or see the orca whales moving trough the gulf. From personal experience, the many secluded beaches make a great adventure.

Swimming, snorkeling, sand castles on the beach make family outings true memories. As you move from the darker sands of Playa Ocotal north thru Playas del Coco and Playa Hermosa and into Playa Panama the waters become calmer.. 

Shopping, festivals, rodeos, sports, riding horses, atv's, and golf cars are just a some of the many other things going on around The Gulf of Papagayo. It will be imposible not to have a good time here every day.

Who's Here?

The Gulf of Papagayo hosts The Papagayo Marina with 180 full service slips and floating fuel dock. (They can be reached on VHF16 within range). and on Arnold Palmer Signature golf course.  Upscale hotels lend way to developments including Condominiums and Villa’s in all price ranges. Many local owners have multiple investment rentals as the waters of The Gulf of Popagayo are will suited to family’s who return year after year.

Costa Rica's northern beaches are also home to great number of world class resorts. Including The Four Seasons, Secrets, Planet Hollywood, Condovac, JW Marriot, Weston, RIU, El Mangrove, Occidental Papagayo to name a few. Why is that important to your lifestyle here in Costa Rica? They bring with them the convenience of direct flights from more and more gateway cities around the world.

The Gulf of Papagayo is something you won’t want to miss. It brings people together from around the world together with the local Ticos producing its own laid back culture.

I’m Theo Veenstra. A Costa Rican & Canadian dual citizen and local Realtor. I first encountered this area in 2008 and have now lived in Costa Rica since 2014. I live and work in The Gulf of Papagayo and love this area. Over the years I've been witness to, and been apart of so many wonderful moments here in Costa Rica. It's just a pleasure to share with people. One of the great satisfactions in my life is helping people find that perfect peice of Real Estate to create thier own Pura Vida

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