Hot n’ cold: Six Senses sets for Costa Rica and Iceland

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon
Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Iceland

Luxury hospitality brand Six Senses has announced its latest properties, Six Senses Papagayo in Costa Rica and Six Senses Össurá Valley in Iceland.

Six Senses Papagayo, Costa Rica (opening 2021)

Six Senses Papagayo, located on the 2,300-acre Papayago Peninsula will be a private and eco-conscious destination. Six Senses is working in partnership with the California-based Canyon Group – who acquire and develop boutique ultra-luxury resorts — and the Garnier Group, one of Costa Rica’s best-known development companies.

London-based architect John Heah will oversee the design of the resort. The site stretches from the highest point on Papagayo down to the forested beachfront which will be home to 41 secluded pool villas. There will also be 31 residences available to buy, with owners benefitting from full access to the resort’s amenities.

Six Senses Papagayo is located a 40-minute drive from Liberia International Airport, which offers daily flights to and from just about every major metropolitan hub in the United States, as well as Canada and Latin American countries.

Six Senses Össurá Valley, Iceland (opening 2022)

Six Senses Össurá Valley is owned and is being developed by Álfaland Hotel alongside its partners; architect John Brevard, fashion entrepreneur, Áslaug Magnúsdóttir and cultural entrepreneur, Jakob Frímann Magnússon.

There will be a 70-room resort and private cottages, as well as residences to purchase located within 4,000 acres of privately-owned land in Svínhólar near Lóni.

Six Senses Össurá Valley will be built using renewable and locally-sourced materials and will adhere to high standards of energy and water efficiency. The welcome lodge will be integrated into the surrounding environment and include a library, a cinema room, a water bar and an Earth Lab showcasing the project’s sustainability efforts.

The surrounding environment is expansive and diverse – think glacier tongues, craggy volcanoes, ice-filled lagoons, geothermal lakes, untouched highlands and long black beaches.

Six Senses Össurá Valley is within a 30-minute drive from the airport, while the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, one of the most popular sites in the country to watch the Northern Lights, is an hour’s drive away.

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