Papagayo Village offers a slice of Costa Rican living unlike that offered at the big impersonal resorts. Our tropical garden property consists of six rental villas providing from one to eight bedrooms, depending on the needs of your family or group. We are an easy 10 minute walk to the best beach on the North Coast. The owner lives on site and is available to assist with planning your adventures while in Costa Rica.
Allen grew up on the shores of Puget Sound as a third generation native of Washington State, USA. Quite the sports enthusiast, Allen particularly enjoys playing tennis and golf. Allen graduated from California Lutheran University and Luther Seminary in St Paul, MN. He had served for 20 years as senior minister of the rapidly growing First Lutheran Community Church in Port Orchard, Washington.
As one of the proprietors of Papagayo Village, Pastor Allen uses his considerable experience to facilitate and lead conferences, retreats, continuing education events, leadership groups, personal sabbaticals, weddings, renewals on the beach, marriage encounter, and volunteer and youth service trips. But what brings the pura vida to his new Costa Rican lifestyle is that he gets to show his guests to his favorite beaches and local hang outs as well as leading high adventure excursions into one of Gods most amazing natural wonderlands. Allen is married to the love of his life, Stefany Coronado, and they reside in the Village.
Allen also stays busy pastoring Celebration Community Church in Playa Hermosa and doing lots of beach weddings through Destination Weddings Costa Rica.