​​With residents now opting to visit for more extended periods, enhancements to the Clubhhouse at Ocean Course will offer more places to build community. New pickleball courts, a new pet-friendly Tap House with foosball and darts, and revitalized tennis court provide more activities for residents and guests to share. A new Welcome Center also features local artwork and Chorotega indigenous design elements contribute to an attractive, hospitable décor. It’s the perfect place for guests and residents to go to discover more about Peninsula Papagayo.
By Francesca Poddie | December 16, 2021 | Guanacaste

With residents now opting to visit for more extended periods—up to 14 weeks a year—creating additional opportunities for our residents and guests to gather is even more important. Peninsula Papagayo sped up the planned enhancements to the Clubhouse at Ocean Course to offer more places to gather and connect

“Community is at the very heart of Peninsula Papagayo,” says Francesca Poddie, SVP, Resort Community and Destination. “We have been very intentional in creating spaces where people can relax, hang out, and meet fellow residents.”

As part of a $1.3 million renovation we revitalized the tennis area, created a new Tap House, and freshened up the welcome center.

Tap House

In response to numerous requests, one tennis court was converted to several pickleball courts.

“Pickleball is an easy-to-play game that is popular with kids, parents, and their grandparents,” said Francesca. “This is part of the active memory-making pursuits we want to provide.”

The other three courts were resurfaced and new irrigation and drainage was installed for our grass court. The lounge area was upgraded to become a more inviting venue. Residents and guests can come play a game, and stay afterwards to hang out and socialize. It’s the perfect opportunity to make new friends who share a love of the game.

An underutilized courtyard overlooking the tennis facility is now home to the Tap House featuring local brews from Papagayo Brewing. “Families can come, bring their pets, and watch each other play pickleball,” says Francesca. “This is a fun destination with foosball and darts. We hope teens love hanging out here! Members and guests alike are welcome.”

The Welcome Center also received a makeover. Local artwork and Chorotega indigenous design elements contribute to an attractive, hospitable décor.

“Overall, the feel is very Costa Rica,” says Francesca. “The Welcome Center is where anyone can go to find out about residential options and recreation amenities within Peninsula Papagayo.”

With a proximity to the Tap House, staff members can walk over to share a beer with members and guests and answer all of their questions about Peninsula Papagayo.

All these new enhancements make it easy for people to come and stay a while.