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Christian Steinmann & Patricia Coester


Peninsula Papagayo’s first full-time residents share their thoughts on leaving Switzerland for a new life in Costa Rica.

What does “pura vida” mean to you?

An open, friendly and mindful attitude in paradise.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Peninsula Papagayo?

All that we look for in Costa Rica—on a very high level.

Describe the moment when you decided to move to Costa Rica.

We already loved the country and were impressed by the peninsula, and then the opportunity to buy two extraordinary lots presented itself. At that time the US dollar was at an all-time low to the Swiss Franc. Then our dreams began!

What is your favorite time of year here?

1st of January to 31st of December.

What is the most interesting aspect of your home?

We put hundreds of hours into the design process (mainly Patricia as designer), so the house expresses a personal part of us. For us, the pool and garden were key elements, so we decided to set the main structure a little further back from the edge of the slope to create this amazing outdoor living room under the stars. The swimming pool was designed to flow from an under-roof area to an uncovered area, becoming a focal point of the design.

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Four Seasons Resort & Residences

Eco-luxury reimagined—the first Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Resort in Central and South America

Andaz Costa Rica Resort

A kaleidoscope of style and local culture with 3 restaurants, 2 beaches and Onda Spa

Marina Village

Marina Suites, Dive Bar, Ship Store and new gourmet market. Phase 2 of the village currently in pre-development.

Marina Papagayo

Costa Rica’s preferred superport and gateway to the Pacific featuring 180 state-of-the-art slips and tailored dockside services

Golf Clubhouse, Tennis Center & Bike Center

The iconic golf clubhouse is home to the pro shop and popular Caracol Restaurant. The adjoining Tennis Center features four Har-Tru green clay courts and one grass court.

Prieta Beach Club

The ultimate members’ hideaway features a fabulous owner’s lounge, fitness center, spa and the popular Sunset Restaurant.

Golf Practice Facility

A picturesque setting to warm up before venturing out for the ultimate eco-golf experience, featuring multiple target greens and a short game practice area.

Future Macaw Sanctuary

A refuge for all seasons, protecting one of the last wild populations of scarlet macaws.

Nature Center

Basecamp for exploration and gateway to the peninsula’s extraordinary biological corridor.

Exclusive Resorts

Experience the culinary wonders of Executive Chef Nicolas Devenelle at Poro Poro—one of 11 dining venues on the peninsula.

Now selling—whole ownership oceanfront villas and estate homes on beloved Prieta Bay, managed by Four Seasons.

Andaz Beach House

Locally inspired food and drink on one of Travel + Leisure’s most beautiful beaches.

Interact with the master plan for a tour of current and future resort amenities.