The Andaz brand's first hotel in Latin America boasts access to some of the country's most coveted surf spots and offers guests a true ‘pura vida' experience on the picturesque Papagayo Peninsula in the North West Guanacaste region.
The ‘Witch's Rock' experience begins with a Liberia airport pickup, for which guests have the option of a funky VW Combi, and continues with a special welcome gift of board shorts or a bikini from Andaz Peninsula Papagayo's Cultural Insiders of Surf, Faherty Brand. Once at the resort, guests receive a complementary upgrade to an Andaz View Room, daily surfer's breakfast for two, and a full day excursion to nearby surfing hot spot, Witch's Rock National Park. A surfs-up goodie bag includes everything needed for the perfect surf day, including a personalized Andaz Surfboard sock, sunscreen, board wax and a Faherty Brand cap, as well as a professional photographer on hand to document guest's wave riding skills. Finally a beach picnic with chilled wine and beer is the ideal conclusion to a day spent afloat on the azure waters of Papagayo.
For those looking to add an element of relaxation and renewal in the days following their big surf adventure, guests can choose to experience the hotel's sublime Onda Spa, offering a meditative experience that taps into the power of the surrounding nature to nourish the body and feed the soul. With treatments using true healing power of water as a life source and fuel of evolution, the Onda Spa is a respite of energy, touch and evolution, where guests set out on a journey to find their own pura vida or pure life. Nine indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with sweeping vistas of forest and sea complement the use of natural local ingredients and holistic remedies to create a sense of oneness with nature.
Andaz Peninsula Papagayo offers guests enchanting views of the Bay of Culebra and its untouched surroundings. Iconic Costa Rican architect, Ronald Zurcher, developed the resort's innovative, pre-colonial design which features 153 guest rooms, including 21 luxury suites. Accommodations balance modern designs with touches of local character including woven textiles, solid woods and carved artifacts to create locally inspired experiences. The property is also providing a unique offering in experiential tourism with its Andaz Salon Series and Cultural Insiders programs. The programs offer guests the exclusive opportunity to become inspired, learn and connect with the local culture of the destination in an immersive way, including surfing by Faherty Brand, art by Salvador Ordec, music from Jared Dietch, and fashion by Soludos.
The three-night Andaz Witch's Rock Package starts at approximately $2,800++ USD per couple based on double occupancy and is available for booking through April 15, 2014 for travel through April 30, 2014. More information and reservations are available at www.papagayo.andaz.hyatt.com or by phone at 011+ 506 2690 1234.