Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo to undergo major enhancement

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is set to embark on a multi-million-dollar enhancement project ahead of this autumn.

This resort on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast will benefit from new additions to its lifestyle offering, including the creation of a new beach club and Wellness Shala.

A sustainable enhancement

Peninsula Papagayo developers Mohari and Gencom are leading this project to add major enhancements to Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. The resort will pause operations from August to October 2023 ahead of its November reopening.

In collaboration with Four Seasons, the developers have come up with an enhanced vision in which quiet luxury takes inspiration from the landscape and is underscored by sustainable principles.

Highlights of the project include the creation of Virador Beach Club and the resort’s new Wellness Shala, as well as the enhancement of Kids For All Seasons and the sustainable renovation of its Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.

Ian-Robert Ciappara, general manager, Four Seasons Resort Peninsula Papagayo.said: “Our guests choose us for our personalised service, connection to nature, great beaches and attention to detail.

“The creation of the Virador Beach Club, the Wellness Shala and the complete transformation of Kids For All Seasons, as well as golf renovation, will enhance the guests’ experience, giving them even more reason to return to our slice of paradise.”

Drawing on the landscape

Channelling the barefoot luxury of a Mediterranean beach retreat, Virador Beach Club, which architect Jorge Borja of Grupo BV is leading the design of, will encompass an oceanside dining space and lounge focusing on Mediterranean flavours, an infinity pool and cabanas. Mexico City-based fashion designer Kris Goyri is designing the wardrobe and Gray V music design is curating its soundtrack.

The resort’s Wellness Shala is then being designed by Luis Alejandro Cuesta and Javier Creuheras of Arquitectura Mixta to reflect the flow and movements of the Guanacaste winds. This one-of-a-kind architectural space on the hillside will provide a space for guests to reconnect and find inner peace as it bridges modern wellness practices and ancestral rituals.

The newly transformed Kids For All Seasons will also take inspiration from the surrounding landscape as the Athens-based architect Polyanna Paraskeva of Polyanna & Associates draws on the flora and fauna of the mangroves for this space’s design. Low-lying platforms that children can walk or crawl on imitate the mangroves’ root system and flexible walls are to incorporate technology, arts and design.

Finally, the 18-hole, par-72 Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and its driving range is coming to the end of a renovation that includes an irrigation system reducing water usage by 20%. Additional improvements include more teeing area and 12 acres of native vegetation with less bunkering for improved playability.