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Feature
October 6, 2021
Destination
Sustainability

Coral Mania 2021

By Francesca Poddie

Two years ago, in September 2019, Peninsula Papagayo launched the coral restoration initiative. Spearheaded by Miguel Sánchez, General Manager of Papagayo Explorers, the coral restoration initiative aims to build awareness of coral degradation worldwide, and to recuperate the lost coral beds in Bahía Culebra. Throughout the year, members and guests of the peninsula are invited to participate by joining the Papagayo Explorers for a dive down to explore and clean the coral nurseries just offshore. Now, for the first time since embarking on this initiative, Peninsula Papagayo will be participating in Coral Mania – an annual, worldwide event to harvest corals from nurseries and outplant them in nearby reefs where the coral structure has collapsed. Read More
Interview
October 6, 2021
Destination
Sustainability

Resort Community & Destination Team Hires Head of Sustainability

By Francesca Poddie

Join us in welcoming Susana Vicente Álamo in her new role as Head of Sustainability for the Resort Community & Destination group. Born in Spain, Susana holds a master’s degree in corporate social responsibility from the University of Salamanca. Her experience includes working for an NGO focusing on animal equality, spearheading a sustainability program at Porsche in Spain and, in her latest role, working as a freelance consultant for the Scheinberg Relief Fund. Read the Interview

By Francesca Poddie

What does local outreach look like at Peninsula Papagayo? Here are two recent examples: Four Seasons guests in town to support youth literacy through book donations to local schools; and a long-time resident member with a history of giving back — dedicated to putting healthy food on the table while creating a brighter future for local families. Read More
Feature
August 2, 2021
Destination
Sustainability

Sustainable Fishing

By Francesca Poddie

EcoGourmet was born in Colombia as an initiative to improve the living and working conditions of fishermen and their communities. All restaurants at the Clubhouse at Prieta Beach serve seafood supplied by the EcoGourmet value chain and will continue to curate seasonal menus to incorporate as much of their responsibly sourced and delicious fare as possible. Read More
Interview
July 30, 2021
Creciendo Juntos

Growing Together for 20 years

By Francesca Poddie

Creciendo Juntos turns 20 and continues to grow and make a difference in the 19 communities surrounding Peninsula Papagayo. Its latest public-private partnership, a new medical clinic in nearby Corralillos, opened July 7, 2021. The group's executive director, Elsa Bonilla, sat down with us recently to talk about the group's latest public-private partnership and what it means for local Guanacestecans. Read the Interview
Interview
February 27, 2021
Destination
Real Estate

Antoine Predock’s Latest Architectural Wonder Coming Soon to Papagayo

By Vladimir Belogolovsky

It is rare to come across places where architecture, particularly contemporary buildings, complements a beautiful natural setting in a decidedly positive way. Most locations are appreciated either because of the landscape, or the architecture, not both. Buildings designed by world-class masters tend to be built in stark contrast to the landscape they are surrounded by, and if we were asked to take a perfect shot of a gorgeous view anywhere, we would most likely make sure that nothing manmade gets in the way. These two contrasting worlds are successfully brought into harmony at Bahías — Antoine Predock's latest masterwork at Costa Rica's famed Peninsula Papagayo. Read the Interview
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