El Alma Family Compound Papagayo ( Guanacaste, CR - 50308) Built


Flamingo Beach Realty

Melanie Engel Flamingo Beach Realty Melanie Engel Flamingo Beach Realty 1(239)205-5097 (Office) +506 2654-6565 (Office) +506 8402-2795 (Cell) Request More Info

  • Type: Residential
  • Style: 2 Story
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Half Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 19,806 sq. ft.
  • Development Level: Built
  • Lot Size: 11444.32 sq. m.
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Condo Fees: $917.00


For the discerning buyer looking for the ultimate in luxury Costa Rican lifestyle, Peninsula Papagayo is THE place to be. An oasis on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the El Ama and La Libertad Family Compound, is a custom luxury experience of exquisite design and fine finishes, taking advantage of its proximity to the ocean and sweeping views of the lush and vibrant Costa Rican landscape.

This bespoke property includes two large custom designed homes, lush romantic and inspiring tropical gardens, a yoga pavilion, two unique pools, incredibly thoughtful master suites, and plenty of space for entertaining and work from home. Both homes operate on a grand scale and include almost 20,000 sq ft of under roof space.

As indicated by its name, El Alma is a retreat for the soul, rooted in its connection to nature and located in the most exclusive place to live in Costa Rica. This 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath 4,484 sq ft custom property features Italian travertine floors, Costa Rican teak decking and stairs, one of a kind Balinese doors and mandalas, and incredible lush tropical gardens with a yoga platform, buddhist sculptures and peaceful water features. El Alma has been in an active rental program and delivers a solid ROI.

From the moment you arrive you will be swept away into a Balinese dream. From the custom designed oversized teak doors to the incredible spiral staircase in the main entry hall, no detail is missed. Hand carved Balinese doors slide open to reveal an incredible ocean view through the main living area out to the large veranda and outdoor living space featuring the Anthracite marble pool with heated jacuzzi with a filtering system that allows you to swim in fresh water treated with zero chemical or saline. In addition to the covered veranda you will find a teak sun deck and access to the peaceful gardens. You won’t have to leave home to discover Costa Rica’s wildlife as monkeys often gather in the adjacent trees.

El Alma is tastefully decorated throughout with custom hand-crafted furnishings, imported directly from Bali. Bringing the outdoors in, large floor to ceiling sliding glass doors sweep across the entire area. Those who appreciate cinema will enjoy the custom audio surround system by Sunfire and Marantz, and the fibre optic internet for viewing your favorite streamed shows and sports. This luxury entertainment system will make your movie night legendary.

The state of the art kitchen will please even the most discriminating chef with its high end Bosch appliances and large temperature controlled cellar/pantry. Additionally, on the main floor, there are two storage rooms and two washers and dryers in the separate laundry room.

The Mandalas exhibited throughout the home were hand and custom made in Bali. All three bedrooms are large master suites with distinctive features that complement the overall design. In the Mandala suite specifically, the bathroom is an oasis all its own with a Victoria and Albert soaking tub to relax and take in the incredible views over the Pacific. This significant bedroom has its own private terrace.

The Garden suite includes custom furniture and art, its own veranda and a private tropical garden. The Treetop suite on the upper level has its own private balcony.

Next door to El Alma is La Libertad, a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath 7158 sqft home blending European design and Costa Rican materials seamlessly. This meticulous home is minimalist modern, and was designed around the outdoor spaces with attention to feng shui. Floors are Costa Rican oiled teak and colored concrete. Enter through the custom handmade Balinese mandala doors to a spacious living and dining room that looks out onto the pool and garden through floor to ceiling glass doors. Stairs to the right lead to a massive home office and bathroom suite on the second level, with sweeping views of the back garden and the ocean beyond. With a full wall of shelves, this is the perfect place for working from home! This space can easily be converted into 2 bedrooms with a jack and jill bathroom.

Downstairs, adjacent to the main living room, gourmets will appreciate the kitchen cooktop, steamer, and warmers all Gaggenau, imported from Germany. A custom venting system imported from Brazil is made by Turboair and provides a unique aesthetic. This state-of-the-art kitchen features granite countertops, a SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and a custom-built walk-in cellar/pantry.

The kitchen opens onto the back garden and directly onto the pool veranda. This inviting and open area, still under the roof, provides endless opportunities for entertaining. Indeed, movie lovers will be delighted by the home cinema and surround sound by Sunfire, Niles, Marantz. The screen drops dramatically on the other side of the pool for true theatre viewing. Just like the pool next door at El Alma, this large oversized custom pool is an Ozone, USA pool system, allowing for swimming without chlorine or salt.

The landscape architect’s masterful approach to this home’s outdoor spaces includes an incredible tropical garden showcasing grand vistas, comfortable seating areas, and a rustic outdoor fireplace. The garden is overflowing with native flora including multiple fruit trees and flowers all year long. This vibrant surrounding is in purposeful contrast to the modern minimalist style of the house..

Also opening onto the large pool area is a generous master suite featuring floor to ceiling glass sliding doors and handmade Balinese mandalas. Two separate bedrooms allow for exceptional space and privacy. The walk-in closet is custom designed. Taking advantage of the exceptional views, the master bathroom has a gorgeous custom Nero Assoluto granite soaking tub. The massive rain head shower opens into a beautiful walled outdoor garden and shower.

An additional 1 bedroom guest apartment has its own kitchen and ensuite bathroom. La Libertad is a breathtaking home designed and built with vision and passion. Your senses will be astounded as you explore its many fine features and take in the panoramic vistas.

Living in Peninsula Papagayo will transport you to a pampered life filled with as much activity or as little as you like. Choose from golf, tennis, yoga, nature trails, stand up paddling, and so much more. As an owner, you have exclusive access to the beach club, the marina, and everything this luxury destination has to offer. The luxury family compound of El Alma and La Libertad offer endless opportunities for flexible use. Live in one home and rent the other, or simply keep the space open for the private use of your guests.


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