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Strategic Stewardship

Sustainable Development

TREADING LIGHTLY

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility make everything on the peninsula possible.
With 1,400 acres spanning 11 miles of coastline, the peninsula will remain a living, breathing work in progress for years to come. The heart of ownership’s vision is a long-term commitment to strategic stewardship that will help preserve Peninsula Papagayo’s legacy for future generations. By supporting activities and outreach that strengthen the surrounding communities while protecting this important biological corridor in perpetuity. And by increasing Peninsula Papagayo’s capacity and credibility as a conservation-focused organization.

1 / ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION

PROTECTING THE PENINSULA IN PERPETUITY

A profound regard for living things is a signature of Peninsula Papagayo, paying homage to Costa Rica’s status as a world leader in environmentalism. Through a unique public/private covenant with the Costa Rican government, the peninsula’s 1,400 acres will forever be protected. An incredible 70% of the land will be conserved as open green space. Nature will remain the peninsula’s most precious gift.

By preserving wildlife corridors and water holes, restoring animal dormitories and creating an on-site botanical nursery. By continuing to set visionary standards for sustainable design principles and sensitive growth—an example for others to follow. By remembering the animals were here first. And respecting that with each carefully laid step.

2 / SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

Corporate social responsibility has been integral to the management of Peninsula Papagayo since day one. It remains so today. Working together, management and employees continue to cultivate a community that embraces local culture and sustainability best practices, preserving a living sanctuary for man and nature.

Their credo: create value for members and guests by providing memorable experiences and treading lightly on the earth.

3 / FOR THE LOVE OF COMMUNITY

GROWING TOGETHER

From its inception, Peninsula Papagayo was envisioned to play a leading role in empowering nearby communities to achieve a sustainable future for themselves and their children. This community began in 2001 with the creation of a pioneering community outreach program called Creciendo Juntos—Growing Together. To date, there’ve been over 600,000 participants in Creciendo Juntos-sponsored courses and workshops, broadening the horizon of job opportunities, self-employment and entrepreneurship for residents in the region.

One or more images on this page originally appeared in the book “Voices of Guanacaste,” and are presented here courtesy of photographer Tony Arruzza.

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

Marina Village

Marina Suites, Dive Bar, Ship Store and new gourmet market. Phase 2 of the village currently in pre-development.

Marina Papagayo

Costa Rica’s preferred superport and gateway to the Pacific featuring 180 state-of-the-art slips and tailored dockside services

Golf Clubhouse & Tennis Center

The iconic golf clubhouse is home to the pro shop and popular Caracol Restaurant. The adjoining Tennis Center features four Har-Tru green clay courts and one grass court.

Prieta Beach Club

The ultimate members’ hideaway features a fabulous owner’s lounge, fitness center, spa and the popular Sunset Restaurant.

Golf Practice Facility

Eco-golf at its finest with recurring vistas of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and emerald-green carpets of seashore paspalum turf.

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 and gateway to the peninsula’s extraordinary biological corridor.

Exclusive Resorts

Experience the culinary wonders of Executive Chef Nicolas Devenelle at Poro Poro—one of 11 dining venues on the peninsula.

 


Now selling—whole ownership oceanfront villas and estate homes on beloved Prieta Bay, managed by Four Seasons.

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 resort amenities.