Gulf of Papagayo

Gulf of Papagayo

Gulf of Papagayo ( _es. Golfo de Papagayo, literally "Gulf of the parrot") is a large gulf off the northwestern coast of Costa Rica, in the Guanacaste Province, at coord|10.7|N|85.8|W.

The Golfo de Papagayo and its coastline is at the center of a major tourism project developed by Costa Rica's government. In it several high end hotel chains, most notably the Four Seasons resort chain, and developers plan to turn this region into a model tourism center where environment and development can coexist.

Among the most popular destination in the Golfo de Papagayo are Ocotal Beach, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama. The Peninsula de Papagayo is perhaps the most exclusive area in the gulf and where the Four Seasons Resort is located.

External links

[ Papagayo, Costa Rica] - Information website about Papagayo Costa Rica. Also offers Papagayo hotels reservations and information.

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