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An Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, incomparable tropical beauty, white-sand beaches, first-class resorts and dining—Peninsula Papagayo is a dreamy all in one By Ryan Byers

Sit back, relax, and imagine a land with lush rainforests, bright blue-and-green coastal waters, sparkling white-sand beaches, and towering volcanoes, with idyllic tropical weather and endless outdoor activities. At the end of an adventurous day, picture yourself winding down in a hammock on the beach, cocktail in hand, listening to the waves crash and colorful birds chirping in countless trees. Locals live by the motto pura vida, meaning “pure life.” No wonder Costa Rica is increasingly becoming a favorite vacation destination. Situated on the North Pacific corner of Costa Rica, many consider Peninsula Papagayo Latin America’s crown jewel. Spread over 1,400 magical acres with stunning views from every hilltop bluff, it’s the ultimate playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering fishing, surfing, hiking, golfing, ziplining, mountain biking, water activities, and many ways to just relax. Golfing in Paradise


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Peninsula Papagayo is home to one of the most impressive golf courses I have ever set foot on. Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, this 18-hole, par-72 championship course has the resort golfer in mind. This stunning

piece of property sits on the tip of Peninsula Papagayo, nestled in the mountainside along the Pacific Ocean. The 6,788-yard masterpiece winds its way through 125 acres of forest, valleys, and cliffs. Dramatic elevation changes, wide fairways, and large greens provide a fair but challenging test of your golf game. Reaching the signature par four, 436th yard, sixth hole, you feel as though you have arrived at the top of the world. The elevated tee is situated more than 200 feet above the doglegged fairway below and the putting green is perched on a cliff just above the ocean. With jaw-dropping views on nearly every hole, plus the company of more than 100 species of birds and white-face monkeys swinging from trees, you might be distracted from your golf game by all the natural beauty. However, a little sacrifice to your score is worth it. Peninsula Papagayo’s Ocean Course found its way onto Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Golf Courses Outside the United States.” Four Seasons, Five Stars

The peninsula features two first-class resorts, both offering out-of-this-world service with their own distinct character and charm. Four Seasons resorts are continually recognized as 73

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