Allegro Papagayo

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Allegro Papagayo
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General information
Location Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
Coordinates 10°10′01″N 85°48′29″W / 10.16694°N 85.808029°W / 10.16694; -85.808029Coordinates: 10°10′01″N 85°48′29″W / 10.16694°N 85.808029°W / 10.16694; -85.808029
Opening 2000
Owner Occidental Resorts
Management Occidental Resorts
Other information
Number of rooms 300
Number of suites 500
Number of restaurants 3
Allegro Papagayo

Allegro Papagayo is located in Costa Rica
Allegro Papagayo
Allegro Papagayo

Allegro Papagayo is an all-inclusive resort that is located in Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo.

The Four Seasons and the Fiesta Resorts are in the same neighborhood. The resort has 300 rooms with rates of up to $150 per night. Playa Negra is one of the local beaches; providing an atmosphere geared towards outdoor activity.[1]


The resort is near active volcanoes and a thriving rainforest in the only country to meet all five criteria to determine environmental sustainability.[2] There are green, gray, and black sands (consisting of lava fragments) of interest to the local area. The resort is 30 minutes from the airport in the closest major city of Liberia. It has been reported that 5% of the world's biodiversity resides in Costa Rica amongst the 25% of the land that is protected from human activity.[3][4][5][6] Deforestation rates in Costa Rica have been nearly 0% since 2005, which makes the rainforest an almost permanent fixture in Costa Rica.[7]

In 2008, the resort was forced to be shut down for a time because of sewage problems.[8] The Ministry of Health declared that the hotel must be cleared and new guests could not be accepted in addition to new reservations.[8] At the time of the closure, sewage trucks could be seen leaving the property.[8] Residents of Guanacaste Province protested against several forms of contamination which originated from the waste products from the resort.[8]

The sewage problem was eventually solved and the resort was re-opened by July 18, 2009.

Guests and employees of the Allegro Papagayo have noticed unusually warm year-round temperatures during 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.[9]


  1. ^ Ashley Seager (2008-07-04). "Costa Rica is the world's happiest and greenest country in the world". London: Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  2. ^ UNDP Human Development Report 2011. "Table 1: Human Development Index and its components" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 2011-11-03.  pp. 4, 42 (see Table 2.4 and Box 2.10) and 128
  3. ^ Leo Hickman (2007-05-26). "Shades of green". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  4. ^ Honey, Martha (1999). "Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?". Island Press; 1 edition, Washington, D.C.: 128–181. ISBN 1-55963-582-7.  Chapter 5. Costa Rica: On the Beaten Path
  5. ^ "United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. "Issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries and recommendations on any further process"" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  6. ^ Earth Trends (2003). "Biodiversity and Protected Areas – Costa Rica" (PDF). World Resources Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  7. ^ Jessica Brown and Neil Bird 2010. Costa Rica sustainable resource management: Successfully tackling tropical deforestation Archived 2011-05-14 at the Wayback Machine.. London: Overseas Development Institute
  8. ^ a b c d "2008 resort closure". Tico Times. 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2011-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Global Analysis - Annual 2016". NOAA. Retrieved 19 January 2017.