Driving Directions from Four Seasons Hotel Papagayo to Playa Grande
1. From Four Seasons Papagayo, or Hilton Papagayo, continue along the main road leading back to the highway for around 26km.
2. When you reach the end of the road at the Do It Center, take a RIGHT.
Continue along this main road, called Highway 21 (but rarely will you see a sign!), for around 20 minutes.
You will pass through a small town called Filadelfia which has its’ own Super Compro supermarket on the right hand side.
A couple minutes past here, you will come to a main intersection in the town of Belen, with a gas station on the far right hand corner, and signs pointing towards Flamingo, Tamarindo, Playa Danta, Playa Grande (Parque Nacional Marino de las Baulas). These signs for the Parque Nacional Marino las Baulas show an illustration of a turtle, they are brown with white writing, and refer to Playa Grande.
Follow this road without turning off. After around 20 minutes, you will pass another gas station called “Oasis” on your left. This is the 2nd closest gas station to Playa Grande. There is a new one on the road to Tamarindo also.
Continue going straight along this road. You will go up over a mountain after the Oasis gas station, you will go down the other side of the mountain, and about 2km along, will see a turn off to the left for Tamarindo. DO NOT take the left to Tamarindo!
Stay straight. You will see Super Compro supermarket on your right around 200 meters past this intersection. If you are staying in Playa Grande, get groceries here but don’t leave anything in the car unattended.
Stay straight on this road, passing by the turn-off to the right for Flamingo, Conchal, Las Catalinas and Playa Danta.
3. When you get to the next t-intersection, you are in Matapalo. On your right will be a soccer field. Turn left here.
Pass over the little bridge, continue on the paved road for another 8-10 minutes. You will go over and down another mountain, continue along until you come to a little more of a township.
Pass by Kike’s place (Kee-Kays) on your left (down their driveway, there is a big rancho style roof).
4. Take the next left turn at the big Century 21 sign and the little school of Playa Grande is on your left. Frijoles Locos Surf Shop in on the left just after the school.
4.1 To get to the beach, continue straight on this road.