Unforgettable Holiday Events
- Santa’s Beach Party
Santa and his team are set make a cheerful visit to Playa Blanca, bringing sun-soaked excitement for our annual beach bash. Designed for families, this party offers vibrant tunes, engaging performances, face painting, cookie decorating and photos with Santa. On Christmas Day at 9:00 am, relish in a light breakfast and coffee as you celebrate the holidays in paradise. Reservations are not required.
Savour a Latin American asado grilling event, a live-fire culinary gathering inspired by Argentinian culture. Enjoy various cuts of grilled proteins with the Guanacaste sunset as your backdrop. Choose from six dedicated stations, an array of side dishes and homemade sauces, as well as numerous plant-based options. Hosted on December 26 at Nemare from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm.R.S.V.P.
- Papagayo Street Fair
Peninsula Papagayo comes alive with this bi-annual event. You'll feel like a local as you experience the genuine essence of Costa Rican craftspeople, along with artisanal shopping and local cuisine. Join us on December 28 at 5:00 pm and the Golf Center for live music and entertainment, games and food trucks.R.S.V.P.
Celebrate surf culture during ShakaFest, an interactive event that lets you try the best of SurfX on land. Join us on December 29 at 4:00 pm at Blanca Beach to grab a fresh pipa (coconut) and try the slack lines or practice your best posture with surf yoga. You can also shop for local beachwear or take the plunge in the ice bath challenge. Reservations are not required.
- Noche Buena at Bahia | December 24, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Delight in Noche Buena, the night before Christmas, on a festive journey through Latin America, and discover new dishes and traditions while you enjoy the evening’s live music performance.R.S.V.P.
- Christmas Eve at Nemare | December 24, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas in the tropics with our take on classic American dishes. Opt for Nemare's tasting menu or à la carte options.R.S.V.P.
- Buon Natale at Pesce | December 24, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Pesce offers a toast to the Old World. Our team of chefs will prepare a special à la carte dinner that honours European classics such as vin brule and panettone.R.S.V.P.
- Christmas Day at Virador Beach | December 25, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas brunch on the beach is what a holiday in the tropics is all about. Enjoy elegant brunch flavours alongside the best views of our pool and beaches.
New Year’s Highlights
- New Year’s Eve
Step into a night of enchantment at Virador Beach’s special New Year's Eve extravaganza. This year’s theme is a vibrant fusion of disco fever and Latin flair. Groove to the rhythm of salsa beats under the starlit sky as you revel in the ultimate dance party, and enjoy a feast that promises to indulge every palate. A fireworks display tops off the night.
- Hangover Brunch
Whether you’re looking to cure a furious hangover after our New Year’s Eve event or simply start the new year on the right foot, join us for a tropical brunch at Bahia, featuring Bloody Mary and mimosa stations.
- Land and Sea Activities
Whether you prefer the lush embrace of the rainforest, the sun-kissed shores of the beach, the tranquil beauty of the sea or are seeking thrills on land, your days on the Peninsula are destined to be unforgettable. Dive into heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled excursions, or opt for adventures that will create precious memories tailor-made for you and your loved ones.
- Spa and Wellness
Our bespoke treatments and therapeutic techniques draw inspiration from the serene seas and lush rainforests that surround you. Allow the natural beauty of our environment to guide you toward a profound sense of harmony and rejuvenation as you embark on a transformative experience designed just for you.
Participate in our Resort’s Coral Gardening Program, where you can adopt a coral frame and learn how to plant a coral reef that will regenerate and be maintained monthly by experts until it’s ready to be planted deeper into the ocean to thrive on its own. A limited number of coral frames are available for adoption.
- Yaniv Shanti | November 19–25
As a dynamic speaker, motivator, life coach and happiness activist, Yaniv Shanti is the visionary founder of El Despertador, the Happiness School. Through transformative experiences, Yaniv guides individuals on a journey of rediscovering their innate happiness, helping them unlock their true potential.
- Dr. Luz | November 27 – December 2
Dr. Luz is a highly skilled holistic healthcare practitioner with expertise in both allopathic medicine and acupuncture. Driven by a deep commitment to physical and mental wellness, Dr. Luz offers exceptional services that draw on extensive research and practical experience. These services are meticulously designed to enhance overall health and promote well-being.
- Gustavo Grijalva | December 15 – January 7
Gustavo Grijalva is a certified mobility specialist, functional trainer and yoga teacher. His sessions offer a mindful blend of physical and inner work, combining pranayama (breathwork), asana, joint health and movement. With focus sessions designed to provide unique experiences, Gustavo’s approach nurtures holistic growth and well-being.
- Dr. Rui Pedro | December 15 – January 7
A skilled master in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Rui Pedro specializes in acupuncture and energy balancing. With a wealth of experience and a passion for his craft, Dr. Pedro is dedicated to fostering optimal well-being. Through acupuncture and energy balancing expertise, he facilitates transformative healing journeys, leading to a more balanced and healthier life.