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.

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.

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.

The 2nd annual member-guest charity golf tournament will be held January 23-24th with 100% of entry fees to benefit nearby Guardia High School.

One of the highlights for the players at this year’s member-guest charity golf tournament was spending time with former World No. 1 Ernie Els. The 2019 Presidents Cup captain was in Costa Rica to host the annual event, in aid of local schools.