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PEOPLE OF PAPAGAYO

Local Connections

One peninsula connected from end to end for the first time, unified by amazing people who embody the values of Guanacastecans through the ages—warm, happy, unpretentious, authentic. This is the proud vision of Peninsula Papagayo. These are a few of the people whole bring it to life.

Next Team Members

FRANCESCA PODDIE

DIRECTOR, MEMBER SERVICES

Birthplace:

San Jose, Costa Rica


Domain:

Everywhere members are


Claim to fame:

Peninsula Papagayo’s go-to person


Magic power:

Creating fun environments


Fun fact:

Has sand-boarded in three different deserts and off one active volcano


Epic moment:

Snorkeling in a frenzy of whale sharks


Favorite Guanacaste spot:

Jicaro Beach in Culebra Bay (white-faced ocean-bathing monkeys and all…)


Motto:

Positive vibe, positive life


Additional Team Members

Miguel Sánchez

GENERAL MANAGER, PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB

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Alex Tetzner

DIRECTOR OF BEACH CLUB OPERATIONS

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Ersel Aguilar Villalobos

OPERATIONS MANAGER, PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB

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Four Seasons Resort & Residences

Eco-luxury reimagined—the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort in Central and South America

Andaz Papagayo

A kaleidoscope of style and local culture with 3 restaurants, 2 beaches and Onda Spa

Future Marina Village

Casual seaside shops, restaurants and future seaside flats create a true community vibe

Marina Papagayo

Gateway to the Pacific, a luxury marina offering 180 state-of-the-art slips and premier dockside services

Golf Clubhouse & Tennis Center

Newly transformed with luxury resort shops, restaurants and family-friendly experiences

Prieta Beach Club & Spa

The ultimate members’ hideaway with a new Owner’s Club Lounge, spa and dining/bar venues

Palmer Signature Course

Eco-golf at its finest, now offering a more private experience for members and hotel guests

Macaw Sanctuary

A refuge for all seasons, protecting one of the last wild populations of scarlet macaws—open by appointment only

Nature Center

Basecamp for exploration, granting access to 1,400 acres of natural beauty and diversity

Exclusive Resorts

One of 11 spectacular dining venues, featuring locally sourced international cuisine


New oceanview private villas and estate homes create the ultimate coastal escape

Andaz Beach House

Locally inspired food and drink on one of Travel + Leisure’s most beautiful beaches

Interact with the Master Plan for a tour of current and future developments.