Chic openings and reopenings in Costa Rica

The Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo’s sleek new look, and the all-new safari-inspired Nayara Springs Tented Resort

The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is set amid lush tropical forest and pristine beaches
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is set amid lush tropical forest and pristine beaches | Image: Don Riddle

For years, luxury in Costa Rica’s northwestern reaches was defined by the Four Seasons at Peninsula Papagayo (fourseasons.com; from $1,175), which opened in 2004 on an extraordinary jungle isthmus bracketed between twin white-sand beaches. After a several-month closure and a staggering $35m spend, the resort will reopen next week with a commendably sleek and chic new look: all white-on-cream walls and textiles, light woods and rattan, with judicious hits of chrome and steel to place it firmly in the now.

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Next up: Nayara Springs Tented Resort (nayarasprings.com; prices yet to be set), a safari-inspired sister property to the secluded Nayara Springs retreat and spa on the fringes of the Arenal Volcano Natural Park.

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