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The Library at Kasiiya Papagayo, where guests can visit with the property’s guides or enjoy dinner and drinks. Photography COURTESY OF KASIIYA PAPAGAYO.
The resort’s Sunset Lounge platform affords brilliant views of the Costa Rican coast. Photography COURTESY OF KASIIYA PAPAGAYO.

Mi Casa es Tu Kashiiya

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The eco-friendly, luxurious Kasiiya Papagayo resort debuts on a Costa Rican hillside

Having just debuted in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, Kasiiya Papagayo was conceived to have zero impact on its 123 hillside acres. The resort is solar-powered, its water is drawn from a well, and all vehicles are electric. But don’t think luxury was compromised in an effort to remain eco-friendly. Built on timber platforms, the five tented suites are so private each has its own terrace (complete with outdoor shower) overlooking the Pacific. Content to watch whales breach and dolphins bob below, you might never leave your private hammock. However, there’s plenty to do, including chilling in the beach cabanas and practicing yoga at the fitness center set among the wild vegetation. Unwind with a spa treatment infused with indigenous herbs and local muds, followed by a meal at Kasiiya’s South American fusion restaurant, helmed by chef Guillermo Rosner. Rooms from $560/night. kasiiya.com.

Written by ANDREW BARKER.