On October 4, 2015, Gencom announced the acquisition of Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo by Papagayo Partners in conjunction with Sinergo Development Group. Peninsula Papagayo is a premier resort and residential destination in the Guanacaste province of northwest Costa Rica. Key developments include new capital improvements to Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo plus a major renovation of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica along with new peninsula-wide amenities, enhancements and first-ever experiences designed to connect and celebrate the peninsula as a unified destination a world apart.
The Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo is a 153-key resort inspired by Costa Rica's lush flora and fauna that commands 28 oceanfront acres overlooking the Bay of Culebra on Peninsula Papagayo. The stylish, tropical resort offers a local, indigenous approach to the highly-personalized service and global yet local perspective that guide the Andaz guest experience. The resort's meandering collection of open-air spaces from acclaimed Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher feature evocative design rooted in organic shapes and rich, natural materials that stimulate the senses at every turn. The resort offers 153 stylish guest rooms and suites with stunning ocean and jungle views; three Latin American-influenced restaurants with open-kitchen concepts; two secluded beaches; separate adult and family pools; a spa with six indoor and three outdoor treatment rooms; 8,200 square feet of flexible event and meeting space including an ocean-view gazebo; a 24-hour fitness center; and the Cambi Kids Club.
The peninsula-wide transformation currently underway at Peninsula Papagayo will be supported by a series of capital improvements at Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo beginning in Fall 2017. A brand new Andaz Beach House will open in late 2017 on Peninsula Papagayo's expansive Nacascolo Beach, offering an authentic and upscale Costa Rican beach experience for guests. The beach house's protected beach and naturally shaded spaces will be complemented by a locally-inspired food and drink menu as well as stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, beach bikes and jet-skis for ocean fun. Access to the Andaz Beach House will be via shuttle or by water taxi from the resort. Additional enhancements will encompass the resort's three dining venues, poolside bar service, fitness center, guest mobility offerings and meeting spaces.
The transformation of Peninsula Papagayo will invite travelers to experience the natural wonders of this 1,400-acre biodiverse peninsula in Costa Rica through a combination of new builds; major enhancements including the multi-million renovation of Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica; first-ever Peninsula Papagayo amenities; transformative only-here explorations; and an ongoing focus on sustainability and wellness including a peninsula-wide network of more than eight miles of nature trails that will connect guests with nature while preserving one of the most extraordinary biological corridors on the planet.
Peninsula Papagayo is located 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport, which offers more than 100 weekly flights seasonally from major cities in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and across Central America. It is home to 11 miles of dramatic coastline, eight miles of majestic bluff edges, seven sandy beaches and one of the few tropical dry forests on the planet.