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June 16, 2022updated Jul 18, 2022

An Outdoor Paradise in the Heart of Costa Rica

Property of the Week: Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is the latest collection of Costa Rican branded residences.

By Serina Tatham

Sitting on the west coast of Costa Rica, along the Gulf of Papagayo, is Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Known for its beaches, volcanoes and biodiversity, Costa Rica is one of the most extraordinary locations. Drawing tourists from all over, the rugged, rainforested landscape is coupled with pristine coastlines on both the Caribbean and Pacific.

Part sophisticated resort, part primitive playground, Peninsula Papagayo (where the residences are situated) is Costa Rica’s ultimate resort-residential community. Within, Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a collection of estates and villas immersed in the surroundings.

On the doorstep of a 350,000-acre Unesco World Heritage Site – Guanacaste Conservation Area – this is the ideal locale for any adventure and outdoors lover. Slated for completion in 2024, the resort and residences will be the fourth in a succession of eco-luxury branded residences built at Peninsula Papagayo.

Offering a range of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom residences with interiors of up to 5,200 sq ft, homes are delivered turnkey and cared for by Ritz-Carlton. Inside, original works by local artisans provide talking points and a deep connection to the local area.

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The natural materials echo the surrounding environment / ©Binyan Studios

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Outside, covered terraces are the perfect spot to enjoy the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean / ©Binyan Studios

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The lofty ceilings and expansive windows flood light into the home / ©Binyan Studios

Nekajui Estate Home 7 is a promontory five-bedroom home, offering beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. With 180-degree panoramic views from the Catalina Islands to the tip of the Santa Rosa National Park, the interiors are inspired by the landscape. A natural color palette has been used to echo the mountains, with rich woods and beautiful stones giving a luxurious feel.

A total of 10,273 sq ft of livable space is split across the home, covered terraces and pool. Upon entering, there is an open-planned layout where the kitchen, dining room and main living area can be found and is the ideal space for hosting guests.

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There is also an Owner’s Suite on this level complete with outdoor shower and an additional bedroom (known as the King Suite) with a private terrace. Upstairs, a media room and a double-queen suite offer further relaxation spaces.

Outside, there is so much space from which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. An outdoor kitchen and living room extend the interior spaces and encourage indoor/outdoor living. There is also a private infinity pool overlooking the water below.

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The private infinity pool overlooks Costa Rica’s lush landscape / ©Binyan Studios

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The residence is on the doorstep of Guanacaste Conservation Area, a 350,000-acre Unesco World Heritage Site / ©Binyan Studios

Future homeowners at Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, will enjoy access to the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Resort. There is also the Peninsula Papagayo private owner’s club, offering privileged access to exclusive amenities and a whole host of year-round classes, workshops, and social events – think waterfall and volcano expeditions, beach parties, free-diving lessons and an activity center.

Nekajui Estate Home #7 is on the market for $14.9m, peninsulapapagayo.com

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