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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. Meet a few of the people who bring it to life.

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 CLUB

Alex Tetzner

GENERAL MANAGER
PRIETA BEACH CLUB

Ersel Aguilar Villalobos

OPERATIONS MANAGER
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB

Gabriel Chacón

PRO BIKE GUIDE
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB