Hilton launches the construction of a hotel in Costa Rica
Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton will offer guests a truly immersive rainforest experience with world-class sport fishing and a wide range of guided eco-adventures
After more than 20 years as one of the most iconic billfish sport fishing destinations in Costa Rica, Crocodile Bay Resort has begun its transformation on the Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. Scheduled to open in October 2021, Botánika will belong to a global portfolio of exclusive and exclusive hotels and resorts catering to passionate travelers seeking local discoveries and authentic experiences.
Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton, will be the first branded residential complex and marina development in Costa Rica. The resort will provide travelers with a unique experience in the rainforest, where luxury runs wild.
"With Corcovado National Park in our 'backyard' and the Pacific Ocean in our 'front yard,' Botánika will be virtually surrounded by national parks and forest reserves," said Managing Member Cory Williams. "We will have an incomparable location that will make us the perfect base camp from which to explore the incredible biodiversity of Costa Rica."
Botánika will offer guests a truly immersive rainforest experience with world-class sport fishing and a wide range of guided eco-adventures. The activities will appeal to almost all ages and tastes, from panning for gold; visit an animal sanctuary, a chocolate farm or a butterfly greenhouse; volunteer opportunities, including participation in the conservation of endangered sea turtles; kayaking through mangroves; explore the jungle and spot rare species of monkeys, plants, and insects; to photographic tours, zip line and horseback riding.
Plans for Botánika include up to 106 exceptional studio, one, two and three bedroom Curio Collection rainforest residences designed to coexist in harmony with the environment. Construction is currently underway in the first phase, with 27 Curio-brand hotel residences scheduled to open in October 2021. The professional team includes Aqua-Aston Hospitality resort management, Gensler architecture and Modus Operandi, the interior design by celebrated designer Francisco Jove de Modus Operandi and landscaping by renowned artist Pete Geyer at Geyer Coburn Hutchins (GCH). Special features of the resort grounds will include unique nature trails and themed gardens, including an orchid garden, a hummingbird garden, a medicinal garden and a bamboo garden. Guests and owners of the hotel's residences will enjoy VIP access to Botánika's planned private beach club, which will offer expansive oceanfront experiences in four exclusive locations. Other amenities will include a fitness center, a three-meal restaurant and bar, a conference center, a lagoon-style pool with hanging swings and fairy lights, and access to Crocodile Bay Marina, home to the largest private sport fishing fleet in Downtown and South America.
Botánika's development is expected to bring significant economic and environmental benefits to the region. These include job creation; opportunities for world-class hospitality education and training; compliance with strict sustainability standards; a commitment to volunteering staff hours toward causes that benefit the local environment; a specific focus on ecotourism; and educational experiences for local ecology students and tourists.
As part of the Hilton Botánika Osa Peninsula portfolio, Curio Collection will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program with more than 103,000,000 members worldwide. Hilton Honors members will be able to earn and redeem points during unique eco-adventures at Botánika in Costa Rica.