BAYACO, Costa Rica—A resort built on the shores of a lake near the border with Panama has opened for the last time in its 17-year history.
Costa Rica’s new Costa Rica Resorts, which will be based in Balboa Bay, said Thursday it was the only one of its kind in the world.
The resort, in a resort village in Balba Bay, will host about 400 guests.
Costa Ricans will enjoy a “diversity of different cultures, including a variety of ethnicities, nationalities, ages, and sexualities,” the resort said in a statement.
Costa Rican President Jose Mujica said the resort will serve as a “spiritual base” for the country.
“This resort has been built on a foundation of trust, friendship, respect, and an openness to learn,” he said in the statement.
“We will keep doing our best to create an environment that fosters this trust, respect and openness.”
The resort will also offer a culinary school, a spa, and a wellness center.
It was not immediately clear whether the resort was seeking hotel rooms or if it will rent them.
The hotel was supposed to open in March but it was delayed by a dispute over hotel management, the resort added.