Boasting miles of beaches, extensive rainforests, mountains, volcanoes and lakes, and with a global reputation as a leader in sustainability, Costa Rica has become a go-to destination those of us seeking a more meaningful travel experience. And now, with the opening of its latest away-from-it-all luxury destination, Six Senses will offer travellers to the country the chance to enjoy an eco-conscious stay without compromising on the comforts we have come to expect from our holidays.
Marrying luxury accommodation with a clear commitment to sustainability and community, each of Six Senses’ nineteen resorts is not only designed to help visitors reconnect with themselves, and others, but with the world around them. And to this end, it’s worthy of note that even when fully developed, 70 per cent of the Papagayo Peninsula’s landmass, which extends over an area of 2,300-acres, will be preserved as nature intended.
Slated to open in 2021, the new Six Senses site stretches from the highest point on the peninsular and with a 360-degree panorama of the Guanacaste archipelago to a forested beachfront. Award-winning London-based architect John Heah is overseeing the project, which will include 41 secluded pool-side villas and 31 one-of-a-kind residences, as well as a spa and fitness center to house the group’s signature program of wellness activities and treatments. There will also be an organic farm located in the heart of the property, including fruit, vegetable and herb gardens to inspire the chef’s menus as well as the spa treatments.
“We are very excited about our first project in Central America,” said the company’s Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. “Our own values epitomize Costa Rica’s commitment to sustainability and the essence of Pura Vida (pure life) culture.” And he went on to say “Everything starts with the question of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Costa Rica while enhancing social and economic benefits. If we can’t answer it, we don’t do it.”