Completed in 2004, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo was designed to reflect the nature around it. The resort is made of natural materials, mostly local lava rock, stone and caña brava (similar to bamboo), as well as woods from Guatemala and Nicaragua. Unavailable in Costa Rica, marble was imported from 18 countries, including Brazil and China. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica was voted 46th by Travel + Leisure's 2006 World's Best Top 100 Resorts Awards Readers Poll and ranks on the World's Top Resorts 2007/2008 by Zagat Survey.
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, the only Four Seasons Resort in Central America, also offers Costa Rica's premier golf course according to "Golf Digest". It was constructed with a par-72 championship 18-hole premier golf course, which was designed by Arnold Palmer. Some other amenities include spa services ranked the best in Central America by "Spa Finder". The resort is located within the Guanacaste province, which borders the Pacific Ocean and offers Costa Rica's warmest climates throughout the year.