The breathtaking Papagayo Peninsula is a tropical paradise of emerald-green forests, shimmering blue waters gently lapping at white-sand shores and those soft murmurs of nature that instill a sense of wellbeing. And it is at this secluded slice of heaven along the northwest coast of Costa Rica that Six Senses, along with their partner The Canyon Group, intends to open its first resort in Central America: the Six Senses Papagayo.
Stretching along a 24-km coastline and spread over 2,300 acres, the peninsula is known for its rich ecological diversity and is fast becoming a centre of opulence and wellness in the region. As such, it fits in perfectly with the international hotel chains’ commitment to providing their guests a holistic, ultra-luxurious, eco-conscious experience.
“We are very excited about our first project in Central America,” said Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. “Our own values epitomize Costa Rica’s commitment to sustainability and the essence of Pura Vida (pure life) culture. Everything starts with the question of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Costa Rica while enhancing social and economic benefits.”
Sitting at an elevated site, the retreat will offer a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the lush surroundings. Award-winning architect John Heah, who has been chosen to design this property, is known for seamlessly incorporating nature into his creations. And this will be reflected throughout the hotel and in its 41 private pool villas on the forested beachfront.
For those who find it hard to leave, there are 31 beautifully designed residences that are available for purchase. The best part? They come with complete access to the resort-life experience that includes an exceptional spa, a fitness centre, an organic farm that provides fruits and vegetables to the high-end restaurants, and many other wellness and health-themed events and activities.
The Six Senses Papagayo is expected to open in 2021. So make sure to keep an eye out for it. For how often does one get a chance to experience paradise?