PAPAGAYO GULF, Guanacaste–The Costa Rican Minister of Tourism, Wilhem von Breymann and Claudia Pina from Wyndham Resorts participated yesterday in the breaking ground of the future Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort of Panama Beach at the Papagayo Bay in Guanacaste. The hotel will be the first resort in Costa Rica. The resort will be opened by the end of 2015 and will feature 151 rooms. Just 20 minutes away from Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport, the Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort will blend with nature and also represent the rich Chorotega culture of Guanacaste. “This new hotel in Costa Rica will allow us to keep showing the excellence of the Wyndham Resorts brand and also Costa Rica, one of the most popular leisure destinations in the world” said Paulo Pena, President and Director of Wyndham Hotels and Resort Group in Latin America. Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort is the latest international resort that will open in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. By the end of 2014 AM Resorts will open the super deluxe Dreams Las Mareas and in 2015 Melia Paradisus Papagayo Bay and Fen Esplendido Tamarindo Beach will also open its doors in the Golden Coast of Costa Rica.
MIAMI, Florida–A group of American Leisure travel agents have declared the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica as the hottest destination in 2014. The opening of Liberia’s International Airport (official name: Daniel Oduber International Airport) has triggered a development of new hotel and resort properties. Last December Hyatt opened its first Central American resort, the Andaz Papagayo Bay. This hotel has already been named one of the best resorts in 2014: http://www.cntraveler.com/hot-list/2014/best-new-hotels-world-photos_slideshow_Andaz-Peninsula-Papagayo-_17. In February Preferred Boutique Resorts opened El Mangroove at Panama Beach, also in the Papagayo Bay. For November 2014 AM Resorts will opened The Dreams Las Mareas at the beautiful Salinas Bay: http://www.dreamsresorts.com/las-mareas. For 2015 two new additional resorts will open: Melia Paradisus Papagayo Bay and the FEN Resort at Tamarindo Beach. Future projects include: a Marriott, a Wyndham, a Mandarin Oriental and a super deluxe Rosewood Resort in Monte del Barco. Guanacaste is often called “The Golden Coast” or the Costa Rican Riviera. The growth and development of new high end resorts has places the region as the hottest destination for Honeymoons and Weddings, Golfing and Meetings & Incentives. Liberia International Airport is serviced by American Airlines, Jetblue, United, USAirways, Frontier Airlines, DELTA Airlines, Sun Country, Air Canada, West Jet, Sun Wing Airlines and Air Transat from North American cities, plus COPA and Avianca from Panama City and San Salvador respectively. Domestic airlines SANSA and Nature Air operate flights from San Jose.