The Papagayo Peninsula is on the left of this photo, and I will show some more photos of it in the future. It is the location of the Four Seasons Resort, a very exclusive and expensive resort.
My opinion of Papagayo is that it has been helpful in enhancing the reputation and putting Guanacaste, the northwest Pacific area of Costa Rica, "on the map" for upscale tourism visitors and development. After all, if a Four Seasons, and now a J.W. Marriott very close to Tamarindo, have located here, people will know that it must be a very nice place to visit.
Papagayo is very scenic, as you can see here, but my wife and I prefer the Tamarindo area because we like a long stretch of beach for long walks along the beach.
We are showing photos of the Big Island of Hawaii this week on Viva la Voyage, our travel photo site.