One of the finest oceanfront properties ever offered for sale in Costa Rica, Villa Paraiso sits on 13 lush tropical acres on the Nicoya Peninsula – home to some of the best surfing and most isolated and beautiful beaches on Costa Rica’s pacific coast. Recently reduced from $8,000,000.
Located in the remote beach village of Montezuma, surrounded by jungle, sandy beaches, islands, rivers, waterfalls and a friendly atmosphere, Villa Paraiso is the real deal – an architecturally significant home and idyllic natural setting, where you can have fun and escape boredom in complete privacy.
After sunset, Montezuma is one of the most popular places to be on the Nicoya Peninsula, with plenty of great restaurants and bars found throughout the village. The entire area comes alive with music and dancing and you can find plenty of people relaxing and having a good time.
The neighborhood effectively extends from Montezuma to Mal Pais and Santa Teresa – idillic beach towns known for a bohemian air, great waves and awe-inspiring beaches, rivers and waterfalls. More than just a surfers paradise, the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula offers endless opportunities for adventure and exploration.
At Villa Paraiso you can explore miles of beaches with secluded coves and tide pools, snorkel in crystal-clear water and canopy by waterfalls. There’s also scuba diving, sport fishing, horseback riding and yoga classes. Howler and white faced Capuchin monkeys, colorful iguanas and a spectrum of coastal and migratory birds are never more than a glance away. Cabo Blanco – Costa Rica's oldest nature reserve – is just down the road.
Situated in a transition area between the dry and wet forest, the area features a wide array of flora and fauna. With an estimated 5% of the world’s biodiversity found here, it’s no wonder this place is referred to as ‘the living Eden’.
Designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher, Villa Paraiso celebrates this amazing landscape and world of beauty. The careful attention to detail can be seen everywhere, yet Villa Paraiso is first and foremost a beach house with zen-like spaces that are comfortable to be in. It’s a refuge where you can be yourself in complete privacy and tranquility, surrounded by a world of beauty and every modern convenience.
The private compound is comprised of a main house, coach house, garage, staff housing and stables. The 10,600 square feet (993m2) main house has four guest rooms on the main level and a private master suite on the second level. The principal rooms are all beautifully proportioned and appointed, providing sweeping ocean and jungle views and seamless indoor/outdoor living.
Amenities include a state-of-the-art home theater, an outdoor living/dining room, free-form infinity pool, swim-up bar, wood-fire pizza oven, and a secluded, oversized Jacuzzi© – a perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable Costa Rican sunset.
The coach house is perched on a cliff away from the main house with dramatic 180-degree views of the Pacific. The building contains an executive office suite, gym and design studio.
Ancillary structures include a riding stable, staff housing and parking/storage for all toys imaginable. The auto court has been designed to accommodate helicopter service from Costa Rica’s two international airports.
An iconic 300-foot private suspension bridge provides a dramatic connection to the village of Montezuma with its intriguing mélange of shops, restaurants and bars. Engineered to support quads and horses alike, the steel cable suspension bridge also serves as a memorable venue for special events and candle lit dinners.
Spectacular by nature, Villa Paraiso is the epitome of Costa Rica’s pura vida spirit – the ultimate escape for the most independent and discriminating connoisseurs of life.
Photos courtesy of Sergio Pucci, Joe Comfort and Sylvia Guardia.