Posted on Oct 28 , 2010 in Costa Rica & Costa Rica & Featured Properties

Peninsula Papagayo

Peninsula Papagayo
Peninsula Papagayo

 There are enchanted corners of the world where time stands still. Separate universes that are like living windows into the dawn of creation. Peninsula Papagayo, shining quietly on the north Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, is one such place. Rare and wonderful. Pure and pristine. A virgin land immersed in an astonishing mosaic of beauty, it has stood sentinel against the ages. Images and imagination cannot capture the palpable spirit of this exotic haven. There are secrets only the land can share.

Relish every pleasure imaginable: from the renowned Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica and private Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course; to the enchanting Prieta Beach Club & Spa, Café Café and La Pulpería; to the world-class Marina Papagayo, Marina Village and the future Jack Nicklaus Design Golf Course.

Own a private haven at Peninsula Papagayo and choose from a variety of exclusive custom homes, luxury condominiums and sprawling home sites nestled among the native forests and glittering seas. 

For those who wish to have their own private Costa Rica havens at Peninsula Papagayo, an intriguing variety of exclusive residences, condominiums and custom estate sites provides endless inspiration. Temptations include a selection of Four Seasons Private Residences as well as new opportunities like Las Terrazas, an elevated residential retreat of 16 condominiums poised over Arnold Palmer fairways and Pacific coastline, and 13 Playa Prieta, the ultimate sand-and-surf enclave of 13 beachfront estate lots.

Within the private residential realm of Peninsula Papagayo, hearts march to a more exotic drumbeat. The world still has great adventures to be braved now and then. Lucky are those who call this a way of life.

 From the serene heart of the south peninsula, a limited collection of 16 luxury condominium residences offers the consummate introduction to the Peninsula Papagayo lifestyle. Named for its multiple terraces reaching over the carpeted hillsides, Las Terrazas presents the height of convenience, luxury appointments and expansive views over the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course practice range and the blue waters of Bahía de Culebra.

Within this private enclave developed by Rincon Peninsular SRL, four spacious buildings feature just four residences each. Inside, 2,800 square feet offers three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a great room and gourmet kitchen…ample space for entertaining. Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors capture the essence of an indoor/outdoor tropical existence. Top-of-the-line finishes, like rich hardwoods, Coralina stone, marble and granite, add to the sense of luxurious resort living. Complete furniture packages and turn-key options make this Costa Rica paradise all the more appealing. Artfully designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zürcher, Las Terrazas embodies the trademark style that lends Peninsula Papagayo its distinctive sense of place

For 13 families, the dream of creating the quintessential Costa Rican hideaway lies on the seductive sands of Playa Prieta…the crown jewel of the Pacific and the premier oceanfront property at Peninsula Papagayo. Within this secluded enclave developed by The Thirteen Estates of Playa Prieta SRL, a limited offering of 13 beachfront estate sites beckons amid a seaside sanctuary fringed in swaying palms and sheltering forests. No other homes intrude upon the scene. Here, there is only the rhythm of the sea, the rapture of the shore and the riches of 13 lavish lots that average one-half acre each.

Embracing the shoreline for optimal views and privacy, 13 Playa Prieta offers a blissful existence at the water’s edge. A wide crescent of multihued sand fronts every estate site. A canvas of impeccably groomed fairways forms the backdrop. The feeling is one of thankful isolation…albeit among a bevy of beach delights.

As one of Papagayo’s most beautiful west-facing beaches, dazzling Costa Rica sunsets are a prime pastime. Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the warm bay waters become daily rituals. Tide pools and fascinating shells tempt beachcombers. Families can literally step out their doors onto the sand and be in the ocean on a whim or amble a few steps down the shore to the lively Prieta Beach Club & Spa.

Every day is a wondrous opportunity to indulge one’s passion for all things beach

Embracing the lush hillside above Playa Virador, under a rich green canopy of Costa Rican jungle flora, stands the Four Seasons Pacifico Villas… a luxurious collection of family-friendly retreat residences created by acclaimed Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher. Each Villa is an architectural serenade to the natural beauty of Costa Rica and captures the comfort and ambience exclusive to the Four Seasons Resort. With unspoiled views of the Pacific Ocean, these homes accentuate the nuances of your tropical environs… and the sensuality of indoor/outdoor living.

Drift off to the gentle sound of the rolling surf below… then rise to a blissful chorus of parakeets in the neighboring trees. Relax comfortably amid warm ocean breezes or retreat to the patio and watch the setting sun melt into the western horizon. Your escape to a secure, private paradise is made complete at the Four Seasons Pacifico Villas.

These sumptuous, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath residences offer nearly 2,400 square feet of total living space including a generous deck area with outdoor entertainment kitchen. Local almendro wood and natural limestone tile bring the textures and integrity of native materials into your home… while Columbian baked clay roof tiles provide shelter from the afternoon sun. For an effortless homeownership experience, the Pacifico Villas are artfully appointed with elegant furniture, turnkey furnishings and integrated technology.

Owners of the Pacifico Villas will have privileged access to a full complement of resort amenities and services at Four Seasons from housekeeping and room service to the renowned Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and rejuvenating spa to the pristine beach, pool and oceanfront dining venues. In addition, we have extended an invitation for Pacifico Villas owners to join the Peninsula Papagayo Club which includes unlimited access to the alluring Prieta Beach Club & Spa, a 38,000 square foot oasis on one of Papagayo’s most sought-after coves.

Four Seasons Private Estates: perhaps, the most coveted lifestyle at Peninsula Papagayo. Gated within emerald bluffs like sheltered treasures, four grand living environments epitomize a lifestyle of extraordinary privacy and comfort. Each stunning residence presents its own treetop hideaway, perched atop some of the land’s most secluded promontories where vast panoramas of broad skies, blue seas and Pacific sunsets take center stage.

Gatherings become these palatial retreats. Each offers three to four bedrooms, 5,342 to 5,401 square feet of generous indoor living space, plus an additional 4,066 to 5,640 square feet of outdoor decks and patios. Vaulted ceilings and sliding glass doors create a sense of harmony among the forest. Top-of-the-line finishes include rich hardwood floors, granite countertops and stonework that reflect the rustic beauty of Costa Rica. For the ultimate in ease, homes are fully outfitted with elegant furniture, turnkey furnishings and integrated technology.

Mingle with neighbors in a soaring indoor/outdoor living room overlooking the Pacific. Swim in an infinity-edge pool over the crashing surf. Slip into a free-standing soaking tub in full view of the ocean. Bathe in an outdoor shower amid sea breezes and verdant foliage. Catch a favorite film in the media room. Or retreat to a covered pavilion suspended over the coastline for the nightly ritual of toasting the sunset.

As part of the renowned Four Seasons Resort, each Private Estate owner enjoys the benefits of acclaimed services, such as housekeeping, room service, landscape and pool maintenance. Owners also have full access to award-winning golf on the Arnold Palmer Signature Course, the hotel spa, restaurants, beach and pool. It’s the best of both worlds…the pleasures of Peninsula Papagayo homeownership and the added rewards of the Four Seasons Resort.

Perched on the most secluded tip of the peninsula, under cool forest canopies, 20 Four Seasons Private Villas beckon from nearly 100 meters above azure seas. Each Costa Rica retreat is an organic interpretation of the region’s native beauty, sensitive to the ecological nuances of this protected sanctuary. Graceful roofs mimic the natural elements of Peninsula Papagayo’s environs. Softly toned structures blend into luxuriant hillsides. Living spaces artfully bring the outdoors in, embracing soft ocean breezes and the soulful rhythms of water. This is a sensual world where windows long to stay open. Where beauty knows no bounds.

Spacious two- and three-bedroom floorplans span 2,150 to 2,750 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space. An abundance of outdoor decks and under-roof spaces beautifully extend the living environment. Interiors are mindfully placed with an eye towards exquisite Costa Rica sunrises on the bay or dazzling sunsets on the boundless Pacific. All Four Seasons Private Villas have their own private plunge pools and many offer secluded outdoor showers…idyllic spots for blissful reawakenings amongst exotic foliage and fragrant, native tropical flowers.

Though the feeling is one of primitive isolation, the consummate luxuries of the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica are always within effortless reach. Owners of the Private Villas have privileged access to every resort amenity and service, from housekeeping and room service to the renowned Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and rejuvenating spa to the pristine beach, pool and oceanfront dining venues.among the verdant hills of Peninsula Papagayo’s poetic setting, a limited collection of custom estate sites offers the ultimate owner indulgence: the opportunity to create one’s coastal Costa Rica dream home. A range of settings rouse the imagination. Spellbinding views of ancient forests and tumbling seas unfold in literally every direction. Each room unveils a window into another world. From here, the rest of civilization happily slips from sight…and from mind.

Averaging approximately one acre, each generously-sized custom estate site is artfully orchestrated to capture the subtle nuances of its native setting. Multiple estates can be combined for an even more imaginative personal haven. A thick forest of Guanacaste trees creates a seclusive sanctuary filled with surprises. This is a place to delve into a different universe…to dwell among a dazzling parade of exotic butterflies, birds and monkeys. Imagine expansive outdoor decks that beg for entertaining under a blanket of stars. A dip in an infinity-edge pool that brings the illusion of peacefully floating over the canopies. Indoor/outdoor living spaces enveloped by commanding ocean vistas. A chance to retreat to an enchanted hideaway beneath the trees. And speak of amazing things.

The new beachfront niche of 13 Playa Prieta adds to the allure with 13 estate sites perched along the sands of one of Papagayo’s prized beaches.Though anyone who sets foot on this majestic Costa Rica land would consider himself fortunate, the few who call these shores home are the real chosen ones.o

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