A hillside home of 777 sq m, nestled in the jungle

Villa, Puntarenas, $2.6mn

Where In a gated community on the coast of Costa Rica’s Puntarenas province, above Dominicalito beach. It’s roughly 80km south of San José, and the drive to Juan Santamaría airport takes between 3 and 4 hours.

What A hillside home of 777 sq m, nestled in the jungle. The main house has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, with features including a waterfall and pond, pool with swim-up bar, Jacuzzi, outdoor cooking area, gym and parking for five cars.

Why In addition to the main house, there is a large separate games room and bar for entertaining, as well as two fully equipped casitas — each with their own kitchen, bathroom and terrace.

Who Dominical Property

A villa with striking features, such as its three domes, stained-glass windows and aqueduct

House, Concepción San Rafael, Heredia, $9.9mn

Where In the south of Heredia province, about 11km north of San José. Juan Santamaría airport is roughly 45 minutes away by car.

What A five-bedroom house on 4.4 acres with marble interiors, a wine cellar/bar, gym and pool. Many of the furnishings and artworks are included in the sale. A guest house has an additional three bedrooms.

Why The villa has striking features, such as its three domes, stained-glass windows and aqueduct, along with its landscaped gardens.

Who Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

A three-storey beachfront house

Villa, Las Catalinas, Guanacaste, $8.7mn

Where On Playa Danta in Las Catalinas, a beach town on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Driving to Liberia airport takes about an hour.

What With seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, this three-storey beachfront house has been decorated in an 18th-century style with wooden beams, ceramic tiling and other ornate touches. It houses a collection of antique furnishings and artworks, included in the price.

Why The outdoor living area has a saltwater pool and powder room.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate

A modern, hillside residence on multiple levels

Villa, Nosara, Guanacaste, $5.45mn

Where In Guanacaste province, a 15 to 20-minute drive from Nosara beach. The nearest international airport is Liberia (also known as Daniel Oduber Quirós or Guanacaste), which is between 2.5 and 3 hours away by car.

What A modern, hillside residence on multiple levels, with a total of seven bedrooms and six bathrooms across the main and guest houses. At the centre of the main house is an open-air courtyard, overlooked by covered galleries on the first floor.

Why The large living and dining area has a sunken hangout space and floor-to-ceiling windows which open out on to the infinity pool. The property has unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean.

Who Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

Terrace area of a villa

Villa, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, $1.8mn

Where In the gated community of Hermosa Heights, Guanacaste. The property is 10 minutes from Playa Hermosa and 30 minutes from Liberia airport by car.

What The property consists of a four-bedroom, three-bathroom villa, as well as a separate lot with private access. With an interior of 350 sq m, the villa features spacious living areas and includes an indoor fountain. There’s a covered outdoor area for entertaining and parking for three cars.

Why Bordered by a curved infinity pool, the villa’s terrace acts as a vantage point overlooking the Pacific Ocean and promises excellent sunsets.

Who Krain Luxury Real Estate/Mayfair International Realty

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