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Villa Avellana

What we like most
  • Villa Avellana offers an extraordinary blend of luxury and nature within Peninsula Papagayo
  • The dedicated team of twenty staff members provides exceptional hospitality
  • Villa Avellana's owners are deeply committed to preserving Costa Rica's natural beauty
Insider's Knowledge
  • Guests gain access to the Member-Only Beach Club, Four Seasons Resort, Arnold Palmer Golf Course, and Andaz Costa Rica Resort
  • Delve into the natural marvels of Área de Conservación Guanacaste, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Places close by
  • Within a two-hour radius, guests can explore the wonders of Guanacaste
  • Enjoy surfing at Witch’s Rock, known for its world-class waves.
  • Engage in various activities like golf, tennis, water sports, and curated day trips through Papagayo Explorers across the Peninsula


Welcome to Villa Avellana, an all-inclusive property where paradise meets luxury on Costa Rica's stunning Pacific coastline.

Nestled within the exclusive confines of Prieta Estates in Peninsula Papagayo, Villa Avellana embodies opulent hospitality redefined. It marries the seclusion of a private estate, the grandeur of a five-star hotel, and the bespoke concierge services akin to a private club, offering an unparalleled destination suitable for all ages and interests.

A dedicated team of twenty staff members anticipates and tends to every guest's need, from arranging private chefs and adventure guides to ensuring beach safety. Your stay encompasses an array of inclusive offerings, whether cruising aboard the 42’ yacht, indulging in private yoga sessions, or stand-up paddleboarding in Prieta Bay.

Set amidst the expansive tropical dry forest, Villa Avellana occupies the largest beachfront property within Peninsula Papagayo, ensuring unrivaled privacy, security, and seclusion. Spanning over 33,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space across three acres, the villa harmonizes with its surroundings. Designed by Sacro Architects, it clinched the title of 'Best Architecture Single Residence in Costa Rica' at the 2023 International Property Awards.

Peninsula Papagayo stands as Central America's premier five-star destination, merging the exclusive pleasures of the Member-Only Beach Club and the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica with the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and the simple luxury of Andaz Costa Rica Resort. This peninsula promises the ultimate Costa Rican vacation, just a short thirty-minute drive from Guanacaste Airport (LIR).

A unique biological corridor, Peninsula Papagayo offers an unparalleled closeness to nature within the vast Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a UNESCO World Heritage site spanning approximately 400,000 protected acres of land and sea. It has diverse life, boasting 7,000 plant species, 900 vertebrates, 500 bird species, and 8,000 butterflies and moths.

The northwestern province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, epitomizes a magical landscape with picturesque farms, volcanoes, and one of the world’s five Blue Zones. Within a two-hour radius of Villa Avellana, experiences include drifting down turquoise rivers, soaking in volcanic hot springs, exploring lush rainforest canopies, or surfing renowned waves at Witch’s Rock.

Villa Avellana is an all-inclusive sanctuary for rejuvenation, exploration, and adventure. The dedicated concierge customizes experiences, from private wellness sessions in the treehouse retreat to unforgettable boat outings and world-class meals.

The owners of Villa Avellana fell in love with Costa Rica's natural beauty and its warm-hearted people over two decades ago. They aim to share their passion through the exceptional team at one of the country's most breathtaking settings. Their commitment extends to investing in local education and sourcing ingredients and materials locally, preserving this natural paradise, and fostering healthy communities in Costa Rica.

Teaming up with Peninsula Papagayo, Villa Avellana offers guests opportunities to make a positive impact during and after their stay. From coral restoration programs to volunteering with Creciendo Juntos, a community outreach initiative, guests can contribute meaningfully to local biodiversity and community development.

The exceptional experience at Villa Avellana owes much to its stellar staff, experts in luxury hospitality worldwide. Guests can expect a helping hand, creative cuisine, and memorable adventures with genuine smiles at every turn.

Villa Avellana encapsulates a sanctuary for rejuvenation, exploration, and adventure. The concierge tailors perfect getaways for all guests, promising inclusive, enjoyable experiences for every age and interest.

• Discover Prieta Bay's offerings: paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, or relaxing with sunset happy hours and beachside bonfires!

• Boating adventures await aboard the 42’ yacht or Apex Dinghy, offering an exploration of the coastline, tubing, spearfishing, scuba diving, or surfing at Witch’s Rock's world-class waves.

• Embark on thrilling adventures across Peninsula Papagayo with Papagayo Explorers, whether by zipline, water bike, mountain bike, or outrigger canoe. Or opt for curated day trips into Costa Rica's heart.

• Engage in golf and tennis pleasures at the Arnold Palmer Signature Course or relish tennis and pickleball on newly resurfaced Har-Tru clay courts.

• Experience exclusive access to The Club at Peninsula Papagayo, indulge in the beloved Kids Club, and relish member-only facilities and programs.

• Relax with private fitness classes or wellness treatments in Villa Avellana's comfort.

• Savor meticulously crafted meals by the expert chef team, catering to every dietary preference.

• Indulge in unique culinary experiences, from private chocolate-making classes to traditional Latin American Asado tastings.

• All-inclusive stay
• Personalized menus for every meal throughout the stay. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there are fresh baked goods, snacks, and sunset hors d’oeuvres.
• Beverages include wines, spirits, craft cocktails, juices, bottled water, and sodas.
• Includes the following vehicles for chauffeured use - 2023 Toyota Prado, 2023 Chevy Suburban High Country, and 2023 Chevy Silverado High Country
• Chauffeured services and airport transfers from Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR).
• Guests have access to three 6-person Ez-Go Golf Carts and one 4-person Ez-Go BadBoy Golf Cart
• Laundry service daily
• Daily housekeeping and turndown service.
• Ocean equipment such as surfboards, fishing equipment, SUPs, snorkels and freediving fins, spearfishing equipment
• Games such as volleyball, bocce ball, croquet, soccer, badminton, pool toys, board games
• Media Entrainment, big screen projectors, Sonos throughout the house, Playstation, Nintendo Switch
• The onsite concierge and general manager will guide you through pre-trip consultations to organize every trip aspect, including logistics, activities, menus, and special requests.
• A staff of 20 experienced hospitality professionals.

• Babysitting
• Offsite dining
• Spa
• Golf and tennis, pickleball
• Offsite excursions ziplining, horseback riding, thermal spa

• Check-in time: 2:00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
• Check-out time: 6:00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

This villa is a beachfront home. It should be noted that beaches change their shape and size from day to day, week to week and month to month, mainly as a response to seasonal waves, currents and tides. Every effort has been made to depict the beach in front of this property, but temporary changes may occur.

Area description

Nestled along Costa Rica's stunning northern Pacific coast, the Peninsula Papagayo is a jewel of natural beauty and unparalleled luxury. Renowned for its pristine landscapes, exquisite beaches, and rich biodiversity, this exclusive enclave offers a haven for discerning travelers seeking adventure and indulgence.

Stretching across 1,400 acres of lush tropical forests and a dramatic coastline, Peninsula Papagayo invites guests to immerse themselves in a world of breathtaking vistas and abundant wildlife. The rugged cliffs and crystal-clear waters create a backdrop of unparalleled beauty, making it a coveted destination for those in search of both relaxation and exploration.

From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated by the array of activities in this idyllic setting. Embark on a snorkeling or diving excursion to discover the vibrant underwater world teeming with colorful marine life. The warm Pacific waters offer an ideal playground for water sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, and sport fishing.

Nature enthusiasts will revel in the peninsula's rich biodiversity. Take guided hikes through the lush forests, where howler monkeys, exotic birds, and other wildlife species thrive in their natural habitats. The region's biodiversity extends beyond land; explore the mangroves by boat or paddle through serene estuaries, offering glimpses of crocodiles, iguanas, and bird species.

The Peninsula Papagayo boasts a world-class golf course designed by a renowned architect for golf aficionados, providing challenging play against a backdrop of panoramic ocean views.

Indulge in moments of relaxation and rejuvenation at the luxurious spas nestled within the peninsula's resorts. Treat yourself to a range of holistic treatments and massages, or simply unwind by the infinity pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Culinary experiences are equally enchanting at Peninsula Papagayo. Explore various gourmet dining options featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients and exquisite flavors inspired by Costa Rican cuisine. Whether savoring seafood delicacies and international dishes or enjoying a beachfront barbecue, the dining experiences here celebrate taste and ambiance.

With its unspoiled landscapes, luxury accommodations, and myriad activities, Peninsula Papagayo promises an unforgettable escape for those seeking a harmonious blend of natural wonders and refined hospitality. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or a bit of both, this enchanting peninsula invites you to create timeless memories in one of the most captivating destinations in Costa Rica.


Papagayo Peninsula, Costa Rica
Nearest airport Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport
37.5 km
Nearest beach Beachfront 50 meters
Nearest restaurant Prieta Beach Club 500 meters


  • Bedroom(s): 10 ( Sleeps 23 | 18 adults, 5 children )
  • Bathroom(s): 10
    10 Showers, 13 Wash basins, 10 Toilets
  • General facilities: Bar, Ceiling Fans, Panoramic Views, Parking, Security
  • Indoor facilities: Luxury Finishes, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Jacuzzi - outdoor, Sun Loungers, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Water sports equipment
  • Services: Beverages included, Breakfast included, Car Included, Chef Included, Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Daily maid service, Final Cleaning, Fully Staffed, Gardener, Gourmet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included, House Manager, Housekeeper, Laundress, Linen provided, Maid service, Towels provided
  • Access: Secure parking, Stairs


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary $ 22,000 - $ 40,000 $ 154,000 - $ 280,000 5 Nights -
Regular Season 2024 01-May-2024 - 17-Nov-2024 $ 22,000 $ 154,000 5 Nights -
High Season 2024 18-Nov-2024 - 19-Dec-2024 $ 32,000 $ 224,000 5 Nights -
Festive Season 2024 20-Dec-2024 - 04-Jan-2025 $ 40,000 $ 280,000 7 Nights -
High Season 2025 05-Jan-2025 - 30-Apr-2025 $ 32,000 $ 224,000 5 Nights -
Regular Season 2025 01-May-2025 - 16-Nov-2025 $ 22,000 $ 154,000 5 Nights -
High Season 2025 17-Nov-2025 - 19-Dec-2025 $ 32,000 $ 224,000 5 Nights -
Festive Season 2025 20-Dec-2025 - 04-Jan-2026 $ 40,000 $ 280,000 7 Nights -

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All prices are subject to tax at 13% and a Service Charge at 10%


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Elaine Dillon

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    • Type: Villa
    • Sleeps: 23
    • Bedroom(s): 10
    • Bathroom(s): 10
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: Some pets, please enquire
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Not suitable
    • Holiday type: All Inclusive, Beach Front, Family, Fully Staffed, Sea Views, Walk to Beach