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PEOPLE OF PAPAGAYO

The Team Goes The Distance

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. These are a few of the people who bring it to life.

Meet the Team

Ersel Aguilar Villalobos

OPERATIONS MANAGER
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB

Birthplace:

Alajuela, Costa Rica


Domain:

In the jungle or on the river


Claim to fame:

Nature tour guide and designer, Trip Advisor #1 best tours in the area, Ministry of Culture award winner 


Magic power:

Connecting people with nature and pura vida


Fun fact:

Creator of YouTube channel, Ersel Costa Rica 


Epic moment:

Rescued and handled a baby sloth that was lost on the ground, baby sloth hugged him and stopped crying, then Ersel helped find its mother


Favorite spot in Guanacaste:

Santa Elena Bay


Motto:

Every day is a great day


Team Member Spotlight

Francesca Poddie

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES

Miguel Sánchez

GENERAL MANAGER
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB

Alex Tetzner

GENERAL MANAGER
PRIETA BEACH CLUB

Gabriel Chacón

PRO BIKE GUIDE
PAPAGAYO EXPLORERS CLUB