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Kasiiya Papagayo Retreat

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Set on a rugged stretch of forested Pacific coast, Kasiiya is a tranquil luxury retreat where well-being is the theme.

To say that Kasiiya blends into its stunning natural surroundings is an understatement. Until you arrive you'd be unaware of its presence. Nestled in a unique, protected area of dry forest, there are five luxurious, air-conditioned tented suites, each with private decking and designed to let the daylight flood in while the interior earthy shades are inspired by the surrounding natural environment. A very special feature is your open-air copper bath, where you can luxuriate to the sound of birdsong.

There are three lovely beaches accessible from the property which are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding: the equipment is complimentary. There are also some very good walking trails from the retreat -take a guide, or explore on your own.

The dining area’s large terrace must be one of the best spots in Costa Rica from which to watch the sun go down, cocktail in hand. Kasiiya - which means 'finding your own pace' in Swahili - embraces the concept of well-being, with a yoga deck, 'movement' classes and innovative spa treatments.

Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Donaldson
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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