Gulf of Papagayo

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Gulf of Papagayo seen from space

The Gulf of Papagayo (Spanish: Golfo del Papagayo, meaning "gulf of the parrot") is a large body of water off Guanacaste province and the northwestern coast of Costa Rica. The Gulf and its coastline are part of a major tourism project by Costa Rica's government. One of the major resorts in the area is the Allegro Papagayo. Among the most popular destinations on the Gulf of Papagayo are Ocotal Beach, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Panama. The Papagayo peninsula is the most developed area in the gulf region.[citation needed] The gulf waters are home to many wildlife including orcas.[1]

A wild orange-fronted parakeet, orange-fronted conure, or half-moon conure (Aratinga canicularis) near a beach facing the Gulf of Papagayo

Coordinates: 10°42′N 85°48′W / 10.7°N 85.8°W / 10.7; -85.8


  1. ^ ANNIE. 2012. Orca Whales. Costa Rica Retrieved on August 25, 2017