Villa Mayana is nestled high atop the 75-acre Achiote Private Reserve providing magnificent ocean views while being just steps from the beach. The luxurious estate provides guests with the comforts of a five-star resort, while maintaining privacy for the ultimate Costa Rican vacation experience. Located on Costa Rica’s pacific coast between Dominical and Uvita and directly across from Hermosa Beach, Villa Mayana’s location makes it convenient to numerous outdoor activities, gourmet restaurants, shops and local entertainment. Villa Mayana can be accessed via a 17 minute commuter flight from San Jose to Quepos, or a 2.5 hour drive from San Jose. While guests can enjoy the privacy and stunning views that come with being situated on the Costa Rican mountainside and amidst the lush rain forest, there is no need to spend valuable time driving on rough, unpaved mountain roads. The properties’ manicured, tree-lined driveway allows easy access to the main coastal highway in just seconds.
Estate Overview: Villa Mayana was designed by world renowned architect Enrique Barascout, and the creators utilized sustainable materials that make the estate blend with the abundant, tropical environment. From the stone tile flooring to the ultra comfortable furniture, most finishes and furnishings were imported from Bail. The estate was completed in 2010 and was featured in the March 2010 issue of 'Su Casa,' Central America's premier architectural magazine. The 270 degree views of the rain forest and Pacific Ocean that can be seen from the bedroom suites and the central living area are simply breathtaking. The fully equipped estate features both imported and locally made furnishings to provide its guests with ultimate style and luxury, while ensuring comfort and relaxation. Guests will be greeted upon arrival by the on-site concierge that is available to coordinate or arrange any services or activities throughout the stay, including stocking of groceries and beverages of choice prior to arrival.
The estates central living area features 30 foot thatched ceilings and overlooks the 3,000 square foot free form, infinity-edge swimming pool crafted from hand-cut Javanese stone tile...this massive pool cannot be missed. The living area contains the gourmet kitchen with island bar for casual dining, large dining table made from a gigantic local Guanacaste tree, outdoor seating area, and living room with large flat panel TV. The lower level (pool area) has casual seating for sunbathing, as well as ample seating options in the shade. In addition to the gourmet kitchen on the main level, there is a full kitchen and dining table on the pool level. Just a short walk from the pool is a natural fire pit area where guests can relax under the stars and away from any visible light. In addition to wrap-around balconies off all bedrooms, there is a private terrace on the West side of the estate overlooking the rainforest and dramatic coastline.
Activities and Arrangements: Should guest choose to explore the local restaurants and cuisine, the on-site concierge will provide recommendations and make reservation arrangements as requested. Further, the concierge will be available prior to guests’ arrival for consultation and arrangement of activities such as on-site spa services, horseback riding, canopy zip-lining, surf lessons, SCUBA diving/snorkeling, fishing, whitewater rafting and much more. Numerous nearby beaches are accessible by foot and neighboring towns can be accessed by a short car ride. Guests can take a hike through the rainforest to a private waterfall on the reserve. Local flora and wildlife, including monkeys, toucans, hummingbirds, and parrots can be seen simply from sitting by the pool.
About Achiote Private Reserve
The property comprises about 60 acres with only two houses, neither of which can be seen from the other. This area is entirely private. The road or driveway is an easy walk down (...and good exercise, up) to the coast road--cross it and you're on Playa Hermosa. The royal palm lined road passes through acres of park-like spaces (with scampering animals). Beyond the park you can walk into a very different world: tropical rain forest, virtually untouched, with only a few rough trails among huge primary and old secondary forest.
This beach truly is 'beautiful beach'--palm lined, backed by rainforest covered mountains. When huge flocks of pelicans glide down the beach, you'll feel like you are in Jurassic Park. Most locals will tell you that this is the best swimming beach-- from Dominical to the 'whale's tail'. While the beach at Dominical, a few miles north, is the prime beach for surfers--known world-wide, it can be rough. Believe it or not, Playa Hermosa is almost always virtually deserted--you might see a few souls in the distance. Even on Costa Rican holidays you'll not feel like you are in a mob. And the water....! South Pacific blue, always the perfect temperature!!
Villa Mayana’s private setting, its extraordinary resources and breathtaking panorama make it a perfect venue for vacations with family and friends, intimate wedding or special gatherings and events. Special arrangements to suit your exclusive needs may be provided upon request.