The Operator

Mr. Angelo Zaragovia is the developer and creative force behind three very successful boutique hotels in Costa Rica.

The Zaragovia team will operate Papaya Hotel & Spa employing their highly successful service and management standards. Known for their environmental sensitivity and superlative operations, Mr Zaragovia was personally thanked in 2012 by the President of Costa Rica for his contribution to the nation’s tourism industry.

Angelo Zaragovia has an impressive professional history having created:

  • the #1 visited hotel in Costa Rica for the past 25 years Tabacon Grand Spa
  • Nayara Hotel & Gardens, a multi-award winning property:

#2 hotel in the world on Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site
#1 best new hotel by Conde Nast Traveller 2014
#2 hotel in the world by Travel & Leisure 2014, and
#1 hotel in the Central and South America by Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveller 2013

  • Rio Celeste (Travelers’ Choice 2013), and
  • Nayara Springs, a 25-casita adult-only retreat in the famous Arenal region of Costa Rica featured on the cover of  Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2014.