The all-suite El Mangroove, Autograph Collection is the closest beach resort to an international airport within Costa Rica at just 20 minutes from touchdown to sand, located on the northern Pacific coastline of Guanacaste featuring volcanic peaks, scenic waterfalls, hot springs, rich flora and fauna, National parks, wildlife refuges, quaint villages and a countless sum of golden beaches. Situated on 17 acres on Playa Panama surrounded by preserved mangroves, the property’s contemporary, eco-conscious design blends with the surrounding natural environment throughout the suites and public spaces including two restaurants, a spa, and a luscious pool area, and is the perfect spot to explore the region’s natural bounty, rich flora and fauna, marine panoramas, and exciting eco-adventure activities.
85 chic suites featuring sumptuous beds, spa-like bathrooms, balconies or terraces with hammocks complement local artwork and natural wood accents. The authentic Costa Rican culinary experience on offer uses local, seasonal produce and ingredients in the restaurant’s menus set against stunning vistas of the Gulf of Papagayo. Makoko’s menu ranges from contemporary Costa Rican to international, with plenty of local seafood. The more casual Matiss is the spot for burgers, pizza and poolside cocktails like the Mon-key, made with Costa Rican cold-brew coffee, Jim Beam bourbon, and homemade cinnamon syrup.
The resort’s sustainability efforts can be seen in the eco-conscious design by Costa Rica’s most prominent architect, Ronald Zurcher and the support of the surrounding community offering authentic local experiences. Guests can discover the culture of the Chorotegas, one of Costa Rica’s main indigenous groups, renowned for their farming excellence and handcrafted ceramics following the tools and techniques of their ancestors.
Outdoor enthusiasts can start the day at the sleek infinity-edge pool and the new SI&P Zone, a family space with four new pools and cabanas or head to the Pacific for plenty of beach and water activities from boat hopping, fishing, snorkeling, or a sunset cruise. Eco-adventurers can explore the Santa Rosa National Park to spot dolphins, turtles, and manta rays and the vast Área de Conservación Guanacaste, designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Natural wonders such as Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and the iconic Río Celeste “a blue volcanic river” and thermal mineral pools are just a short drive away.
For wellness seekers, the Bearth Spa embraces natural therapies using healing ingredients from the region. The spa features outdoor relaxation terraces amid the mangroves, treatment suites, massage decks, and complimentary steam rooms. Among the treatments to choose from are the Balancing Facial using the richness of the sea combining marine algae and antioxidants, and the Organic Coffee Detoxifying Body Treatment, infused with local coffee and bio-peptides to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve circulation.
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