Estate of the Day: Costa Rica

St. Regis Residences, Costa Rica features a limited number of extraordinary residences, discreetly placed within the natural environment on an ‘amphitheatre’ site rising from sea level to nearly 900 feet in elevation. Drawing on elements of local architecture, each residence is designed with unparalleled views of the tropical rainforest and the ocean while maintaining privacy. Individual residences feature generous outdoor terraces with plunge pool and netted day beds.

About a two-hour drive from San José, this development is on more than a mile of oceanfront that includes a black sand beach. It will offer 49 one- to three-bedroom condominium-hotel properties, 42 free-standing villas and nine larger houses. All of the properties will have private plunge pools, terraces and outdoor showers, and there will also be three communal pools. Two restaurants will be built, one in the surrounding jungle, as will be an 11,000-square-foot spa and fitness center. There will be assistance in arranging outdoor activities, including guided hiking trips in a nearby preserve, deep-sea fishing and golf. Private butlers and helicopter transportation from the airport in San José will also be offered.

Scheduled for completion in early 2009
Starting at $800,000

Contact St.Regis, Costa Rica @ 866.672.7236 or Or visit