Perched on a hillside within a 1400-acre private peninsula, prestigious Andaz Costa Rica Resort by Hyatt offers intimate luxury and stunning views of Culebra Bay and appeals to families as well as couples. Expect delicious food, engaging service, poolside lounging and restorative spa treatments.
Designed by acclaimed architect Ronald Zürcher the hotel takes inspiration from nature with shell and cocoon shaped common buildings, earthy tones and stone. Well-equipped and superbly comfortable guest rooms and suites face Culebra Bay and feature outdoor terraces with views of the forest or the resort; the style is modern with a local character and neutral colour scheme.
Two infinity pools, one an adult only, provide the perfect daytime lounging spots, or alternatively two small beaches at the edge of the resort are excellent for sun worship, snorkelling, kayaking and swimming.
Three restaurants include the Rio Bhongo serving a sumptuous breakfast each morning and fine Costa Rican cuisine in the evenings, Ostra specialising in fresh seafood and renowned for its ceviche, whilst the bar Chao Pescao tempts with small plates of authentic Latin American home cooked dishes in a laid-back setting.
There are tennis courts and complimentary use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment, and a programme of activities at the mini club for children from four to 12 years. Guests can enjoy a range of organised small group activities including fitness, dance and Spanish classes, yoga for beginners and barista and mixology sessions. The hotel can also arrange a host of land and water adventures and excursions further afield including zip lining and river floating, surf lessons and day trips to Arenal Volcano National Park and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.