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November 9, 2021
Creciendo Juntos
Destination

The 2022 Peninsula Papagayo Invitational

By Francesca Poddie

The third annual Peninsula Papagayo Invitational is taking place on January 13th & 14th, 2022 with former World #1 and Peninsula Papagayo brand ambassador, Ernie Els, joining us for one final year. The Invitational tournament is a popular event that fundraises for Creciendo Juntos. The past two events raised over $150,000 for Guardia High School, enabling them to do a tremendous amount of improvements. This year, entry fees will help fund a technology hub for students in the Guanacaste region. Read More
Feature
November 9, 2021
Community
Destination

Widely-Acclaimed School Opens Just 10 Minutes from Peninsula Papagayo

By Francesca Poddie

La Paz Community School – Tempisque, the second campus of the internationally acclaimed La Paz Community School, recently opened for classes. Located just 10 minutes away, the school attracts children of both homeowners and employees of the resort. The dual immersion and International Baccalaureate school meets the desire for a high-quality school near Peninsula Papagayo. The school will offer grades Pre-K through 9 and add another year to the high school every year, with the first graduating class completing their studies in 2025. Read More
Press release
November 4, 2021
Community
Destination
Real Estate

Central America’s First Ultra-Luxury Resort and Branded Residences

By Francesca Poddie

GUANACASTE/ Nov 4, 2021 – Peninsula Papagayo unveils plans to build Central America's first ultra-luxury boutique resort and branded residences. Designed for the most discerning eco-adventure leisure travelers, Nekajui (pronounced NEK-ah-wee) is a new expression of luxury hospitality, welcoming future owners and guests on a highly personalized journey to one of the world's most naturally beautiful and biodiverse destinations. Read the Press release
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
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