Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Go: Located on the far-flung Papagayo Peninsula surrounded by 123-acres of breathtaking jungle and coast, Kasiiya Papagayo is one of Costa Rica’s most sustainable eco lodges. The ultra-chic rustic hideaway offers 7 luxurious air-conditioned tented suites dotted throughout the bio-diverse jungle for an intimate Central American safari experience.
Designed to leave no trace on the surrounding biosphere, Kasiiya Papagayo represents the vision of a zero-impact retreat come to life by renowned architecture firm AW². Each structure throughout the property is environmentally friendly, constructed solely from natural materials, with tents resting on timber platforms and powered by solar energy, while guests enjoy treated rainwater drawn fresh from an onsite well and navigate the rugged landscape by way of electric vehicles and naturalist guides.
The flora has been meticulously preserved and Kasiiya’s new turtle restoration and coral reef preservation programs make strides to the property’s dedication to ocean conservation. Kasiiya’s accommodations include five beachfront suites and two suites perched on the hillside with expansive ocean and jungle views. The spacious suites include a king size bed, lounge space, closet, bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower, as well as a private terrace with lounge chairs.
The grounds include a beach cabana, sunset deck, library, spa cabin and three-level fitness platform where guests can participate in yoga, meditation, and movement exercises. Meals at Kasiiya are enjoyed together at the restaurant overlooking the beach or at the hilltop Chefs Table and feature flavors inspired by South American cuisine.
Guests at Kasiiya will embrace personal wellbeing while reconnecting with nature, wake up to the soothing melody of the Magpie-jay, embark on soft-adventure by day and retire into luxurious linens at night. Additional activities on property include snorkeling, paddle boarding, tree climbing, canopy zip line or relaxing on one of two private beaches, while off property excursions can be arranged for horseback riding, ATV tours, sailing, surfing, deep sea fishing, sunset catamaran sails and more.
And Do Good: Kasiiya is utilizing their resources to address the economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic, to further build upon their community-driven initiatives. Contributions include the development of a new entrepreneur program and offering zero-interest micro-loans to help local entrepreneurs start or grow their own business, transforming human capital into social infrastructure for the entire community. The first success of this program came as Kasiiya’s carpenter Doilin established his own company and was commissioned to build 85% of the furniture in the property’s latest addition of two new tented suites.