The government fostered the development of this area for upscale tourism, and upscale it is. In the narrow saddle near the end of this peninsula is the Four Seasons Resort. The Arnold Palmer golf course is visible as the lighter patches of green.
The Gulf of Papagayo is to the right. Across the Gulf is a Hilton all inclusive resort. There are other resorts tucked away in the area. The newspaper just announced that Papagayo has been selected for the first resort in Latin America by Bulgari, the jewelry company that also owns 3 hotels, in Tokyo, Bali and Milan, with a fourth in London opening next year. The newspaper said that the Bulgari hotel in Papagayo will cost $100 USD to build and will have room rates of up to $4,000 per night.
Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we return to Bellagio and Lake Como to show photos from the Villa Serbelloni, a retreat for scholars owned by the Rockefeller Foundation.