Hiking around Blanca Beach around Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

While we were at Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo Peninsula, we got to know about lot of complimentary experiences this property offers to guests at the resort. One of these experiences is hiking around the resort to have brilliant views of the Bay and the Pacific Ocean from different places on hills around Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula.  This blog-post shares about this hiking offering some brilliant views through photographs clicked by Travellingcamera.

While we were at Four Seasons Resort in Papagayo Peninsula, we got to know about lot of complimentary experiences this property offers to guests at the resort. One of these experiences is hiking around the resort to have brilliant views of the Bay and the Pacific Ocean from different places on hills around Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula.  This blog-post shares about this hiking offering some brilliant views through photographs clicked by Travellingcamera. 



This hiking tour starts from Blanca Beach and one needs to pre-book this hiking tour so that staff can do appropriate preparations. Hiking guide waits at the Blanca Beach, and before starting the hike he explains about do's and don't of the hike and hands over water to everyone. So here goes your first tip - carry a small bag with you to carry water and another important thing would be mosquitos repellent.    Related Blogpost - How to reach and main things to do in Monteverde Town of Costa Rica (PURA VIDA)

This hiking tour starts from Blanca Beach and one needs to pre-book this hiking tour so that staff can do appropriate preparations. Hiking guide waits at the Blanca Beach, and before starting the hike he explains about do's and don't of the hike and hands over water to everyone. So here goes your first tip - carry a small bag with you to carry water and another important thing would be mosquitos repellent.


The hike starts with small walk on the beach and then you take a small cut on the left and follow the trail. In initial part of the trail, it's rough through lot of bushes and trees around. One needs to be careful and it's recommended to wear cloths which can cover your body well - mainly to avoid mosquitoes and other insects in the forest.     Related Blogpost - Basilica of Los Angeles - Most beautiful place to explore in Cartago, Costa Rica

The hike starts with small walk on the beach and then you take a small cut on the left and follow the trail. In initial part of the trail, it's rough through lot of bushes and trees around. One needs to be careful and it's recommended to wear cloths which can cover your body well - mainly to avoid mosquitoes and other insects in the forest. 


Above photograph shows the beginning of the trail as you move out of the beach. On the right is Bay and towards left is forest, where we need to hike and find stairs which take us to the top of the hill for some exciting views of the bay, Four Seasons Resort and Pacific Ocean.     Other Blogpost from Costa Rica - Tour of our room at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica

Above photograph shows the beginning of the trail as you move out of the beach. On the right is Bay and towards left is forest, where we need to hike and find stairs which take us to the top of the hill for some exciting views of the bay, Four Seasons Resort and Pacific Ocean. 


Papagayo Peninsula has plenty of hikes and the other which we took from Four Seasons was hike through Mangroves. That was also a very interesting hike with various discoveries which you find in our upcoming post.     Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Travel Guide for Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica - Pura Vida !

Papagayo Peninsula has plenty of hikes and the other which we took from Four Seasons was hike through Mangroves. That was also a very interesting hike with various discoveries which you find in our upcoming post. 


There are some pretty interesting plants on this hike. The Guide is very well knowledgable person and tells you about most of these plants, trees and birds you see on your way. It's hard to remember all facts. He was open to any kind of questions on our way to the top. Some of the folks in the group were getting tired very soon, and our guide was awesome in coordinating/engaging everyone, especially some of the kids in our group.     Related Blog-post from Costa Rica - Things not to miss in & around Jaco Town of Costa Rica - Beaches, Birds & Landscapes

There are some pretty interesting plants on this hike. The Guide is very well knowledgable person and tells you about most of these plants, trees and birds you see on your way. It's hard to remember all facts. He was open to any kind of questions on our way to the top. Some of the folks in the group were getting tired very soon, and our guide was awesome in coordinating/engaging everyone, especially some of the kids in our group. 


After walking for few minutes you come across this wooden bridge which is sort of beginning of the climb. During the hike, many times you go deep inside the forest and suddenly bay beaches are close to you. If you notice in above photograph, beach is very close to the place where we are walking.     Related Blogpost from Costa Rica - Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica in San Jose City of Costa Rica, Central America

After walking for few minutes you come across this wooden bridge which is sort of beginning of the climb. During the hike, many times you go deep inside the forest and suddenly bay beaches are close to you. If you notice in above photograph, beach is very close to the place where we are walking. 


After climbing 200+ stairs, you reach this point where you cross through a tunnel. There is nice place to sit here. While climbing up through these stairs, we saw few howler monkeys. Costa Rica has various varieties of monkeys and it's normal to hear sounds of howler monkeys.

After climbing 200+ stairs, you reach this point where you cross through a tunnel. There is nice place to sit here. While climbing up through these stairs, we saw few howler monkeys. Costa Rica has various varieties of monkeys and it's normal to hear sounds of howler monkeys. 

Above photograph shows the view from half-way of the hike from Blanca beach at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica. Bright blue water on the left is part of the Bay and you see Pacific ocean on right side of the photograph.

Above photograph shows the view from half-way of the hike from Blanca beach at Four Seasons Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica. Bright blue water on the left is part of the Bay and you see Pacific ocean on right side of the photograph.  

For a long time, you see different views of the resort & the bay through forest. Above photograph shows another view of the Bay. The edge of Peninsula you see in above photograph is completely with Four Seasons and lot of villas are spread over it & overlooking the bay.

For a long time, you see different views of the resort & the bay through forest. Above photograph shows another view of the Bay. The edge of Peninsula you see in above photograph is completely with Four Seasons and lot of villas are spread over it & overlooking the bay. 

During this hike, we also saw lot of birds and I was regretting that I was not carrying my camera. But the good part was that most of the birds we saw during this hike were familiar as we had seen all of them in Monteverde.

During this hike, we also saw lot of birds and I was regretting that I was not carrying my camera. But the good part was that most of the birds we saw during this hike were familiar as we had seen all of them in Monteverde. 

The Papagayo Peninsula is located on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is in the northwest province of Guanacaste. This part is located in the Golfo de Papagayo, and was formed by volcanic activity and by weather. The 15 miles of coastline contains 30+ separate beaches.

The Papagayo Peninsula is located on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is in the northwest province of Guanacaste. This part is located in the Golfo de Papagayo, and was formed by volcanic activity and by weather. The 15 miles of coastline contains 30+ separate beaches. 

As we got closer to the entry gate of Four Seasons Resort, we had another person waiting for whole group to hand over another set of water bottle. These are only occasions when plastic bottles are used at Four Seasons Resort. Otherwise they have put glass bottles in room and those are refilled on regular basis. Four Seasons is certainly very conscious of environment and for that matter Costa Rica is very aware of sustainable ways of generating energy and growing tourism.

As we got closer to the entry gate of Four Seasons Resort, we had another person waiting for whole group to hand over another set of water bottle. These are only occasions when plastic bottles are used at Four Seasons Resort. Otherwise they have put glass bottles in room and those are refilled on regular basis. Four Seasons is certainly very conscious of environment and for that matter Costa Rica is very aware of sustainable ways of generating energy and growing tourism.   

Papagayo Peninsula is popular tourist destination and is home to the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, which includes an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. The peninsula also includes a small selection of luxury homes and properties, there are also multiple new projects that are being developed in the area and we saw some of them during this hike. Per government mandate, 70% of the land in the Peninsula Papagayo must remain natural ensuring that the beauty of the land is not lost to overdevelopment and that makes this a very special place.     It was 1.5 hours long hike and we enjoyed thoroughly. If you are at Four Seasons and like hiking, go for it.

Papagayo Peninsula is popular tourist destination and is home to the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, which includes an Arnold Palmer Signature Course. The peninsula also includes a small selection of luxury homes and properties, there are also multiple new projects that are being developed in the area and we saw some of them during this hike. Per government mandate, 70% of the land in the Peninsula Papagayo must remain natural ensuring that the beauty of the land is not lost to overdevelopment and that makes this a very special place. 

It was 1.5 hours long hike and we enjoyed thoroughly. If you are at Four Seasons and like hiking, go for it. 

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