Four Seasons Costa Rica: summer camp equals family vacation bliss

Four Seasons Costa Rica: summer camp equals family vacation bliss

By on May 3rd, 2012

Costa Rica
When I think about my ideal family vacation, you can bet crowded beaches, a muddy ocean and fast food are nowhere on my list. But that’s often what many families are relegated to given some of the stateside options; you end up needing a vacation to recover from your vacation.

So when my husband and I were invited to visit Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo with several other bloggers, I was beyond excited. When every single person I spoke to couldn’t stop gushing about their own Costa Rica vacation, I knew I was in for a treat. But add in the reputation of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and I knew it would be a trip of a lifetime.

Of course, a couple’s trip can be quite different from one with the entire family. But given my experience at Four Seasons Costa Rica with my husband, I can wholeheartedly say that I can’t wait to bring my family back. Read my review on Cool Mom Picks to see why.

Four Seasons Costa Rica

This summer (May 28 to Sept. 3), the resort is offering a special Camp Papagayo for kids. On the fun roster: learning Spanish, touring volcanoes and national parks, spotting monkeys and exotic birds, volunteering, surfing and ziplining through the tropical forest. All that, while mom and dad take on a complimentary cooking class featuring local cuisine, try a bamboo massage, or play tennis (five courts, including a brand new grass one) or golf on the award-winning golf course, a Certified Audubon Sanctuary.

Read more about Costa Rica in Four Seasons Magazine.

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Kristen Chase

Kristen Chase is the CEO/Publisher of, a popular shopping and lifestyle blog for parents that’s been featured in Real Simple, inStyle and Parents Magazine. Kristen visited Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo last year with her husband as part of a hosted blogger trip.

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Jake says:
December 4, 2012 at 1:34 am

Cost Rica is a great place for vacation. I traveled there a few years ago and I had a great adventure trekking through the rainforest and exploring tropical wildlife. I also enjoyed a nice Palms Costa Rica beachfront setting at Playa Flamingo.

Kids Activities in Costa Rica | Four Seasons Family Blog says:
June 14, 2012 at 6:02 am

[...] FS Family: We understand you have launched a new summer camp? LS: Yes, this is our first year for Camp Papagayo. It’s Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and functions like day camp in the U.S. Kids earn beads and prizes via activities. It’s a nice mixture of local things—exploring wildlife, monkeys, parakeets—with sports and activities: adventure races, swimming, paddle board, hermit crab races… We explore archaeology as well and do an herb garden cooking class. We think this is a resort first and we’re very excited. (Read more about Camp Papagayo.) [...]

Mahil says:
May 15, 2012 at 2:20 am

Great destination for a holiday…if you want to experience Costa Rica …visit us for access to a wide range of activities and more.

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