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South Pacific Gated Communities

Beach chairs under the sun for relaxation

Discover a world where lush rainforests meet the pristine shores of the South Pacific in Costa Rica, where luxury living harmonizes with the raw beauty of nature. Nestled along this breathtaking coastline, a collection of exclusive gated communities awaits, each offering a unique gateway to paradise. From Costa Verde Estates, boasting the highest elevations with ocean proximity, to Elan at Ballena Beach, where private beach access is a reality, and the unrivaled amenities of Los Suenos Resort & Marina, these communities redefine coastal living. Experience a life where daily sunsets over the Pacific, the call of tropical birds, and adventures in lush jungles are your reality. Explore the diverse real estate opportunities, robust amenities, and the vibrant lifestyle that make these South Pacific gated communities the epitome of tropical luxury living.

Costa Verde Estates

Costa Verde Estates boasts the highest elevations with the closest proximity to the ocean in the entire country.   Escaleras, Dominical boasts the highest elevations with the closest proximity to the ocean in the entire country. Literally, nowhere else in Costa Rica do the mountains (with such immense grandeur, lush vegetation and abundant wildlife) come so close to the mighty Pacific. It's no wonder that this mountain side is home to some of the most sought after real estate in Central America. It's also no wonder that the most desirable community sits atop this majestic mountain – welcome to Costa Verde Estates. Costa Verde Estates boasts 1,250 acres of land which straddles two provinces and has more than half this area within a formal conservation designation (and with only 8% of the entire property being changed from its natural state for the community's infrastructure and home sites). From the 1,000 to 2,000 feet (above sea level) vantage points, one can see 55 miles across the Pacific and endless whitewater coastline, several iconic coastal features (Whale's Tail, various headlands, off-shore park islands), year round sunsets, verdant forest and far reaching stretches of Costa Rica's natural magic. Additional community amenities include a tennis court, gymnasium, helipad, community garden, and Panoramic Rancho and community park space.

The neighborhood is a gated community (Costa Azul) for security and privacy.  The views from the expansive estate-sized building site extend along the entirety of the Costa Ballena coastline as well as overlook the tranquil village of Ojochal de Osa.  There are two entrances to the Costa Azul community – from the Pavones waterfall road (Punta Mala) and from Tres Rios near the stairway to the stars – and is around 10-15 minutes drive from the “costanera” (highway).

Costa Azul - Tres Rios

The Terraces At San Martin is an exclusive community of 21 luxury villas brought to you by the same developers creating the Elan At Ballena Beach project – the first all-inclusive beachfront residential project south of Manuel Antonio. These single-family homes and duplexes are the perfect option for a buyer seeking a little more space and privacy combined with full access to resort-style amenities available at their fingertips. Homeowners at The Terraces at San Martin will enjoy membership to private beach clubs and will be able to retreat to their exclusive ocean view enclave at the end of the day. You are not simply buying a home, you are unlocking the door to an exclusive Costa Rican lifestyle only available to a select few.

The Terraces at San Martin

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The Terraces: Our Ammenities

  • BBQ Area

  • Indoor Swimming Pool

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Tour Desk

  • Broadband Internet Access

  • Guest Laundry

  • Non-Smoking Rooms

  • Mini Market On-site

  • Air-Conditioning

  • 24-hour security

  • Bilingual staff

  • Doctor on call

  • Massage services

  • Parking

  • Pool

  • Security

  • 120 AC

  • Dinner delivery service from local restaurant

The Terraces at San Martin Gated Community

Unveiling Coastal Paradise: The Terraces At San Martin – Where Nature Embraces Luxury Living

Located in the upscale Escaleras neighborhood near Playa Dominical, the Terraces At San Martin community is ideally situated in one of the most desirable places to live in the region due to the cool climate, incredible ocean views, the lush rainforest environment and the proximity to the beach. Marvel at sunsets over the Pacific, hear the call of toucans greeting you in the morning, and enjoy days filled with the rich tapestry of Costa Rican culture and adventure – this is the essence of Costa Rican living. Perched on an elevated terrace overlooking the ocean, this exclusive community exemplifies luxury nestled in an emerald green rainforest environment. This is a lifestyle that gives you a sense of well-being combined with the conveniences of a secure, gated community.

Real estate home with a pool and view to the mountains

Elan at Ballena Beach Gated Community

Elan at Ballena Beach: A Symphony of Nature and Luxury Along Costa Rica's Pacific Shores

Elan at Ballena Beach is located within steps of Marino Ballena National Park and one of Costa Rica’s top ten beaches. Elan at Ballena Beach is the only development in the area with private access to the beach. The condominium development features three large pools and a wide array of common amenities that truly define resort-style living.


Elan at Ballena Beach can be described as a contemporary window on a beautiful world. Venturing along a beaten path lush jungle surroundings, the sights and sounds of rainforest life engulf you in a symphony of color and music. A luxurious condominium development nestled along a narrow stretch of southwestern Costa Rican coastline known as Costa Ballena.


  • Private, Gated Community connected to the Playa Ballena National Park and Biological Corridor

  • Three swimming pools, including hot tub and shallow area suitable for children, with adjoining lounging areas, covered pavilion, bbq facilities and washrooms  

  • Private walkway to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches 

  • Nature reserve with interpretive trail system 

  • Residence elevators in every building  

  • Designated secure owner and guest parking 

  • Lushly landscaped gardens and footpaths blended into the tropical rainforest surroundings 

  • Solar energy grid tieback system to offset common area electrical charges 

  • On-site property management and rental management office 

  • On-site administration office

Elan at Ballena Beach: The Ammenities

  • BBQ Area

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Disabled Access Rooms

  • Non-Smoking Rooms

  • Free Outdoor Parking (not guarded)

  • Air-Conditioning

  • Jacuzzi

  • Lift/Elevator

  • Large Off Street Car Park

  • Concierge

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Bilingual staff

  • Car rental desk

  • Accessible facilities

  • Pool

  • Security

  • Complimentary self service laundry

  • Barbeque grills

Perfectly Positioned: Accessible Luxury and Nature's Wonders Await

All their projects are within 10 minutes of the Southern Coastal Highway which connects to the Pan American Highway, within 30 minutes of the regional airport.  Also, nearby you will find restaurants, schools, supermarkets, pharmacies and the Ciudad Cortés Hospital.


Nearby beaches include: Garza, Tortuga, Ventanas, Piñuelas, Arco, Uvita, Hermosa, Dominicalito, Dominical.


Natural attractions and activities include: Ballena National Marine Park, Corcovado National Park, Térraba-Sierpe National Wetland, Caño Island Biological Reserve, Golfo Dulce Forrestal Reserve, Uvita Waterfall, Nauyaca Waterfall, surfing, sport fishing, hiking, eco adventures and more.

Las Ventanas del Pacifico: Our Projects


  • Sueños del Trópico

  • Vista sin Fin

  • Trópicos Verdes

  • Vientos del Sur

  • Vista de Osa



  • Eternal Life in the Tropic

  • Villas in Ojochal

Paradise beach with white sand

Los Sueños: Your Gateway to Tropical Luxury

An Idyllic Lifestyle: Los Suenos Resort and Marina is a development that undoubtedly made Costa Rica a prime destination to experience the finer things in life. Located an hour away from the Juan Santamaría International Airport, it is the go-to destination for both locals and tourists who want to embody the definition of tropical luxury.  Since Costa Rica opened its borders back in November 2020, Los Suenos is experiencing a wave of North American and Costa Rican buyers unseen in the last ten years.


But what’s prompting so many people to leave their full-time residences and start living in paradise? Of course, the pandemic has been turning lives upside down and shifting priorities worldwide. Since virtualization has taken hold of our work and school lives, the flexibility of being able to stay connected from anywhere in the world has given people the freedom to live the life they want wherever they want. Los Suenos is undoubtedly one of the most successful developments in garnering people looking for world-class amenities, a flexible real estate market, and tropical-beach luxury living.


The amenities found in Los Suenos are unsurpassed in the area, with a wide offering of luxury services and inshore and offshore entertainment. Of course, one thing that is a must for a beach community is a beach club. The 4.6-acre and oceanfront club offers guests and owners, pools, outdoor games, a play area for children, a yoga pavilion, a soccer field, and a handful of beachfront restaurants. Moreover, you will find in Sibö Spa an ideal space to rest and relax and get pampered through a purifying massage or healing treatment in the rainforest.

Las Ventanas del Pacifico (Developers) Gated Communities

Los Sueños: Where Pristine Nature Meets Luxury Ammenities

But beyond real estate opportunities and luxurious amenities, it is truly the lifestyle that can be experienced here that keeps amassing thousands of visitors that stay and make it their home. Waking up to the sounds of nature, watching the sun hide behind the mighty Pacific Ocean, probing the rainforest through hikes or bike rides, and walking or doing yoga on white-sand beaches is all possible in Los Suenos. The development was built over a 1,100-acre parcel of land carefully selected over the Herradura Bay, offering guests and owners an astounding blend of beach and forest. 


Los Suenos embodies the dream of everyone: living in paradise, surrounded by world-class amenities, and enjoying a relaxed yet luxurious lifestyle. And as much as that dream seems far-fetched to some, the truth is that the variety that characterizes its real estate market makes this dream closer to reality. 


Projects within Los Suenos

Golfers' Paradise: Los Sueños Resort & Marina's Green Oasis

There’s also an 18-hole Golf course called La Iguana, which was designed by Ted Robinson, and offers a great experience full of wildlife sightings, including monkeys and more than 150 species of birds, along with beautiful and exotic flora. And yes, we can’t talk about Los Suenos without mentioning its world-renowned Marina, of course. The diversity of marine species found in Costa Rica makes this Marina one of the best places to do sportfishing in the world. Visitors enjoy the plethora of charter boats offering deep-sea and inshore adventures, and yacht owners delight in the 200 wet slips and 116 dry slips, full-time staff, and fuel pier.


The popularity of Los Suenos has garnered a continuous demand for housing options that can accommodate all budgets and tastes. The development has accrued a plethora of high-end neighborhoods that are popular for their vacation rentals, but which are also increasingly becoming more and more attractive for digital nomads and people looking for full-time residences. 


So whether you want to relocate to Los Suenos or want an investment house that will practically rent itself, the communities in Los Suenos within the development offer everything from private estates in the 7-figure + range or entry-level luxurious condominiums starting in the $350,000 range. You will find the offer of beachfront estates, hillside mansions, and lots immersed in the rainforest enticing. The communities are gated and provide robust security systems along with impressive views. This variety in real estate is clearly behind this development’s success as an ideal community to live in.

Marina at Los Sueños, Herradura, in Costa Rica

Los Sueños Resort & Marina Gated Community

Golf course in Costa Rica

Punta Leona: At a Glance & Ammenities

Punta Leona is a development and resort in Costa Rica that has a collection of neighborhoods, condo towers, townhomes and high-end homes overlooking the famous Playa Blanca, a white sand beach. The resort has many amenities such as a beachfront restaurant, beach club, pools, mini golf, canopy tour, hiking trails, butterfly garden, spa and hotel. Many expats are now calling the lush tropical area but Punta Leona has long been the Costa Rican favorite for a weekend home or vacation property. The community is also home to many of the local white face monkeys and other wildlife.




  • Two beaches: Playa Blanca, a white sand beach with a reef for snorkeling, and Playa Mantas, a darker sand beach with calm waters.

  • Several outdoor pools: There are three main pool areas, one near the Selvamar rooms, one near the Leon Marino restaurant, and one near the Playa Blanca condos. There is also a pool bar near the largest two pools.

  • Three restaurants and two snack bars: The Carabelas restaurant offers buffet dining for all three meals, the Leon Marino restaurant and the Playa Blanca restaurant offer a la carte menus with local and international dishes, and the Heladeria and the Cafeteria offer snacks and drinks.

  • Kid-friendly activities: There is a mini-golf course, a butterfly farm, a hydroponic garden, a canopy tour, and hiking trails for children and adults to enjoy.

  • Outdoor weight machines and a small spa: There is a fitness area with some outdoor weight machines and a small spa that offers massages, facials, and other treatments.

Wellness and gym in Punta Leona, Costa Rica

Punta Leona Gated Community

La Reserva: The Ideal Place to Call Home in Manuel Antonio

La Reserva is one of Manuel Antonio's and the Central Pacific Coast’s finest gated communities.  The project is conveniently located just a few hundred yards from the world famous Marina Pez Vela and is also close to the beaches, amenities and vibrancy of Manuel Antonio National Park.  La Reserva was built sparing no expenses and hosts a total of just 18 exclusive estate lots and home sites.  You are welcomed to La Reserva with a majestic entrance feature and administrative welcome center where owners and guests can manage their check in, concierge and other services. Once inside the entrance gates and security, owners and guests are welcomed to the finest internal infrastructure of any development in the Manuel Antonio area.  All of the roads are completed with custom paver stones, there is pluvial water management systems, landscaping, all underground utilities and panels to each site, along with a private sewage treatment facility so that no lots have to worry about their own septic systems and installation.


The entire La Reserva community is fenced and gated, with 24 hour security making for an environment which is both sublime in its natural setting, jungle, views and wildlife, but also easy to own and secure for your family and guests.  The newest lot offerings here at La Reserva are quite simply the finest values for any single family homesites in the Manuel Antonio area and offer an exclusive opportunity to be a part of this special community.

Manuel Antonio Estates: The Perfect Blend of Nature and Convenience

Manuel Antonio Estates is a unique development offering its residents an expansive selection of lots, mini development opportunities,  homes and apartments which combine a serene natural setting with the convenience of a location just steps from the services and community of Quepos. The evolution of Quepos as a center for services, gastronomic diversity along with the installation of the world class facilities at Marina Pez Vela, combined with the beauty and expansive size of this development,  make Manuel Antonio estates an attractive investment and lifestyle opportunity for a wide variety of clients.  The development offers integrated property management services for those interested, a gated community with 24 hour security and also includes a full service spa and wellness center which is nestled into a tropical rainforest setting at the entrance to the main residential sector.


The real estate and investment opportunities in Manuel Antonio estates is very diverse with offerings that include turnkey ready villas, large luxury estates, commercial apartment offerings with high ROI’s along with some stunning parcels of undeveloped land for custom built homes or mini developments within the master plan.  Most of the property offers panoramic views to the Fila Chonta Mountain range and Pacific Ocean, while there are also some more secluded sections with jungle and rainforest settings as well. Manuel Antonio Estates has a diverse local and International group of owners and investors, with many making the project their full time residence as it is ideal given the convenience and proximity to Quepos and all its services.  There are also robust rental opportunities here for either long term passive income or short term vacation rentals as the development is a short drive from Manuel Antonio National Park and all the activities and attractions of the area.

La Reserva Manuel Antonio Gated Community

Manuel Antonio Estates Gated Community

Manuel Antonio views to the forest, in Costa Rica

La Reserva Gated Community

Ecoquintas Group: Safe, Quiet, and Beautiful Land in Costa Rica

A 100% Costa Rican company, dedicated to the development of real estate projects since 2000. They have a large number of projects developed in tourist areas of Costa Rica, such as La Fortuna de San Carlos and Guanacaste. 


They differentiate themselves by their 100% financing on Ecoquintas Group properties, through their own credit system "Crediquintas". It is a unique and complete solution, designed to make the dream of owning your own piece of land a reality.


Their priority is to improve the investor's quality of life, offering safe, quiet spaces, surrounded by nature, with level topography, ecological landscapes and with all the facilities for construction.




  • El Establo

  • Gaia

  • Perla I

  • Perla II

  • Trapiche

  • Nakury II

  • La Huerta

  • La Finca Country


Average lot size: 170m2 - 715 m2 (square meters)


Features (similar in all projects)


  • Level topography

  • Views of the Arenal Volcano

  • Water and electricity

  • Planos (layouts)  stamped and registered

  • Swimming pool

  • Double entrance with electric security gate

  • BBQ Ranch

  • Internal asphalted streets with curbs and gutters

  • Close to schools and colleges

  • Easy access for all types of vehicles

  • Water Treatment plant (Sanitary sewer)

  • 24/7 Security

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