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PEOPLE OF PAPAGAYO

Local Connections

Meet a few of the people who bring the peninsula to life. Each shares a passion for helping our community connect and grow through tailored adventure-driven experiences celebrating local culture and the natural world. Known for their creativity and innovation, these explorers extraordinaire continually find new ways to delight in unexpected discoveries.

Meet the Team

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:

This adventure traveller has sandboarded four deserts, and off an active volcano


Epic moment:

Snorkeling in a frenzy of whale sharks


Favorite spot in Guanacaste:

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


Motto:

Positive vibe, positive life


Team Member Spotlight

Miguel Sánchez

GENERAL MANAGER
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS

Alex Tetzner

GENERAL MANAGER
CLUBHOUSE AT PRIETA BEACH

Tyler Correll

Residential Advisor
REALTY GROUP

Ersel Aguilar Villalobos

OPERATIONS MANAGER
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS

Gabriel Chacón

PRO BIKE GUIDE
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS