MIAMI, FL (Oct. 24, 2013) — Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), announced the addition of Destino Caribe Sur, a shared ownership resort that is located in the southeastern region of Costa Rica. As one of the pioneers in eco-tourism, the country hosts millions of visitors each year who experience its environmental wonders.
“Our members will certainly appreciate the opportunity to ‘get back to nature’ at this secluded haven situated within one of the country’s most untouched ecological reserves,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America. “They will be able to enjoy the pristine beaches, spectacular rainforests, and exotic wildlife that surround Destino Caribe Sur.”
Just five minutes from Cocles Beach, the property features 24 one-bedroom units, as well as six stand-alone two-bedroom villas with private plunge pools. Each will be decorated in tropical colors with high-quality furnishings, ceramic and wooden floors, and include a kitchen, living area, and open-air terrace. Planned on-site amenities and services are a large swimming pool, restaurant and bar, open-air cooking station, and concierge.
“We elected to work with Interval because it is such a well-respected leader in the industry and its team has supported us in developing the newest timeshare resort on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast,” said Richard Bulpett, project director of Destino Caribe Sur. “Our unique piece of paradise deserves to have the quality partner and benefits offered through Interval and its most prestigious membership level.”
The resort’s location within Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park offers guests access to a refuge of more than 12,000 acres that serves as a habitat for many rare species, including of parrots, sloths, monkeys, and hummingbirds. Among myriad activities available nearby for outdoor enthusiasts are water sports, horseback riding, hiking, guided bird- and dolphin-watching, and leatherback turtle nesting tours.
Approximately twenty-five percent of Costa Rica’s national territory has been designated conservation areas and biological reserves. The country’s varied terrain features waterfalls, caves, river canyons, volcanoes, and hot springs
New purchasers at Destino Caribe Sur will be enrolled as individual members of Interval International and will also become Interval PlatinumSM members, entitling them to a number of flexible exchange opportunities and upgraded benefits and services. These include US$50 Getaway discounts; priority Getaway viewing; Platinum Escapes; free Guests Certificates; airport lounge membership; ShortStay Exchange®; Interval Options®; Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® membership; Entertainment® discounts; and VIP ConciergeSM.
Currently under construction, the resort is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,800 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.