Peninsula Papagayo, Latin America’s acclaimed residential and resort destination, announced in June 2018 that it had signed Ernie as a global brand ambassador.
“This is a really exciting partnership for me,” said Ernie. “Peninsula Papagayo is one of the world’s ultimate eco-adventure playgrounds. It offers a unique mix of luxury hoteliers, world class amenities and extraordinary oceanfront real estate, with a warm and relaxed Costa Rica feel. I love communities that manage that balance.”
The partnership will grow with several exciting initiatives, starting with an affiliation with The Els Club, a portfolio of hand-picked premier golf club and resort destinations around the world.
In addition, the World Golf Hall of Famer and four-time Major Champion will be the patron of the annual member-guest charity golf tournament, launching in 2019 on the resort’s golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, to benefit local schools in the communities surrounding Peninsula Papagayo. “The Ocean Course at Peninsula Papagayo is one of the ultimate eco-golf experiences in the Americas,” said Ernie. “I look forward to playing with members and guests on the day and, in a wider context, help contribute to a legacy of education in Guanacaste.”
“Ernie’s passion for life and easy going nature are the embodiment of Costa Rica’s pura vida spirit,” said Karim Alibhai, founder and CEO of Miami-based Gencom, the developer of Peninsula Papagayo. “His standard of excellence on and off the golf course, paired with his Hall of Fame career and charitable accomplishments, captures perfectly both the casual sophistication of our community and our dedication to delivering experiences of exceptional quality over the long run,” Alibhai said.
“Peninsula Papagayo has so much natural beauty and offers so much to do, not just for golfers but for all outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers,” said Ernie. “In my role as an ambassador, it will be a pleasure to help spread the word about one of the world’s must-see destinations.”
About Peninsula Papagayo
Situated on Costa Rica’s north pacific coast in the province of Guanacaste, the private 1,400-acre Peninsula Papagayo is Latin America’s ultimate coastal retreat offering an unparalleled closeness to nature and a lifetime of adventure for the entire family in one of the most peaceful and bio-diverse countries in the world. The community includes Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Prieta Beach Club, Marina Papagayo and an exclusive collection of oceanfront homes and villas. Peninsula Papagayo is located 30 minutes from Liberia International Airport, which offers more than 100 weekly flights seasonally from major cities in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and across Central America.
For more information visit the website: https://peninsulapapagayo.com.