Costa Rica : Andaz Papagayo Resort
If you’ve been following along with Wear + Where + Well since the beginning, you might remember me singing the praises of the Papagayo Peninsula in Costa Rica in one of my first articles here. Easy to get to, beautiful scenery, and such kind people have made it one of my happy places to visit.
I just love staying at the Andaz Papagayo Resort. While the peninsula itself is located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, the Andaz Resort is nestled on the east side of the peninsula overlooking the Culebra Bay. Some of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve ever seen have been witnessed here.
The resort was built upon three principles: to be (1) inspiring, (2) indigenous, and (3) free of barriers. In my view, the resort succeeded on all the counts! The hotel’s unique design is so refreshing. The accommodations are incorporated seamlessly into the natural setting. In addition, the staff at Andaz Papagayo could not be more authentically hospitable. In fact, the people are so warm and welcoming that I have been fortunate enough to forge friendships there. This place definitely has a special place in my heart.
For more tips on where to go, what to do, and what to eat while you’re there, be sure to check out this post. For now, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Costa Rica : Fashion Details
I just love how laid back and casual this place is. Would you believe that I didn’t pack a single pair of heels or any make-up (except some tinted moisturizer with SPF, mascara, and lipstick) for this trip? Gasp! It’s true. A few swimsuits, a coverup, and a few breezy dresses and you’re ready to go!
From a fashion perspective, I just I just From a fashion perspective, I clearly leaned towards Mara Hoffman for this trip. Her bright colors and bold prints seemed to suit the mood well for this tropical destination. For the most part, I just paired some of her pieces with some accessories from Sensi Studio. Plus, I had to throw in these fun Edie Parker beach towels I stumbled upon at One Kings Lane.
Shop the Looks
Have you ever been to Costa Rica? Have you been to this part of the country? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Also, please note that I’ve updated the boutique section of the site. Going forward, I’ll plan to update on the first of each month (at least), so you’ll always have an updated selection of my seasonal favorites. Let me know if there is anything specific you’d like to see.
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Photos by The Point Shots – truly talented young brothers whom I’m glad to call friends now