Kasiiya Papagayo

Nestled in the tropical jungle on the shores of one of Costa Rica’s most secluded and beautiful beaches lies Kasiiiya Papagayo. This luxurious eco-retreat has just seven private tented suites with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Designed to have zero ecological impact on the 123-acres of tropical dry forest that surround it, this secluded retreat blends harmoniously with the surrounding flora and fauna. Built on wooden platforms in the forest, Kasliya’s pledge of treading lightly on the earth pervades every aspect of the resort, from the locally sourced, organic cuisine to the tranquil yoga classes set in the forest.

At the heart of Kasiiya is the main lodge and the covered dining area that overlook the waters of Laguna Beach. Meals are served around a long, wooden table and feature local sourced flavors and organic ingredients. Fresh fruits, seasonal vegetables and freshly caught fish combine to create a daily-changing delicious menu. Atop a steep hill sits the Sunset Lounge, the location for nightly cocktails as the sun sinks low over the Pacific Ocean.

Some of private tented suites are accessed from a winding pathway just meters from the golden sands, while the two Laughing Whale Suites sit higher up on the hill and benefit from sweeping ocean views and each is set on a wooden platform with a wraparound decking area. Inside, timber floors and vast expanses of glass seamlessly blend the outside with the elegant interiors, furnished with king size beds, a sitting area and luxurious open-air bathroom with roll top bath. In keeping with Kasiiya’s eco credentials, water is obtained through rainwater harvesting and solar heated, whilst mini bars are given an eco-update using coolers (rather than refrigerators) which are refreshed throughout the day. 

Tented Suites Feature:

Full board (alcoholic drinks are not included) 

Fully equipped suite

Comfort bed area with kingsize bed (2m x 2m)

Down duvets/pillows

Bedlinen are made from 100 % Egyptian cotton

Relaxing living area with sofa bed

All furniture designed by Kasiiya’s own brand to connect with nature

Air conditioning / ceiling fan

Ecological cooler station (mini bar) with daily refreshments

Selection of teas/coffee and snacks (French press with fresh Costa Rican coffee)

Large terrace

Sunbeds and rattan chairs with luxurious cushions inviting our guests to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the forest

Most suites have a walk-in outdoor shower and bathtub for an extraordinary bathing experience

Bathrobes

Towels and beach towels (made of ecological bamboo fibers)

Natural shampoo and lotions made locally

In-room safe

Umbrellas

Kasiiya Kit: consists of a walkie talkie; flashlight, property map, insect repellent, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer gel, face mask and a thermometer.

Daily housekeeping and laundry service

Free use of sport facilities such as snorkelling, kayaking, paddle board and trekking

Wireless internet access in guest rooms (can be switched off upon request) and public space

Private transfer to and from Liberia International Airport included with a minimum length of stay of 4 nights 

With wellness and nature such important elements of the Kasiiya experience, a three-tiered decking area has been built amongst the forest for daily yoga, meditation and movement practice under the expert tutelage of ‘movement specialist’ Bruno Giustozzi. Down on the golden sands of Laguna Beach is the beach cabana where snorkeling gear is available to explore the crystal-clear waters teeming with life. Kayaking, paddle boarding, diving and fishing excursions are all available for those in search of some more high-octane aquatic experiences. Back on land, a visit to Kasiiya’s spa is an unforgettable experience. With the jungle as a soundtrack, spiritual masseur and healer, Yamuna, provides a truly unique wellness experience using freshly prepared natural oils, indigenous herbs and muds to restore harmony and tranquillity.

Snorkeling

Punta Gorda is one of the best snorkelling and dive areas around and it is right in front of the Beach Cabana. Come into the Adventure Room and gear up with a pair of goggles and fins and brace yourself for the underwater paradise you will encounter. Green sea turtles, Spotted Eagle ray, and a wide array of fish, you will not want to go back inland.

Kayaking

Take a kayaking trip to visit the property’s beaches starting from Laguna Beach to Portuguese Beach. Enjoy the view of the National Park Santa Rosa or the Tenorio Volcano as your gliding through the coastal rocks. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough and see a Spotted Eagle Ray jumping alongside.

Nature

From beautiful birds like the Turquoise Mot-Mot to the howling of the Howler monkeys, wildlife surrounds you as soon as you enter the Kasiiya property. Get your trekking boots and sunscreen on and take a walk with our onsite guide throughout our jungle. Witness the magic of the flora and fauna that surrounds us every day.

Tamarindo is 27 miles from the accommodation, while Playa Conchal is 17 miles away. The nearest airport is Daniel Oduber Quirós International, 21 miles from Kasiiya Papagayo, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.