Haute Residence presents a roundup of homes for sale in Costa Rica—a picturesque nation that consistently ranks number one on the Happy Planet Index—from a beautiful abode in Dominical’s rainforest, to a lovely residence in Las Lagunas.
#1: Balinese Beauty
Evoking a splendid European estate, Can Shekinah boasts unparalleled craftsmanship and modern luxury.
Now asking $3.89 million, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath residence in Dominical—whose lavish interior spans 5,500 square feet—offers panoramic views of Ballena National Marine Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the home’s 1,400 square feet of outdoor amenities include an infinity pool and terrace, an outdoor barbecue station, a lounging porch, and a yoga platform by the water. An additional small home sits on the grounds, currently occupied by the estate’s security guard (though can be used for guests or be placed on the rental market).
#2: Oceanview Abode
Boasting 10 bedrooms and six-and-a-half full baths, this 18,000-square-foot estate—now listed for $1.595 million—sits atop a remarkable five-acre outcrop poised 100 feet above Pacific waters.
Comprised of five structures (including a 6,000-square-foot main building with 25-foot ceilings) and two employee residences, the jungle dwelling serves as a spectacular tranquil retreat submersed in nature.
Sited in the town of Uvita Bahia Ballena, this 6,566-square-foot Balinese home sited on three acres, 245 feet above sea level—now asking $2.95 million—features four bedrooms and four baths.
Outside lies a 3,227-square-foot patio surrounded by a 1,200-square-foot swimming pool, a zen water feature, a jet pool, and a 430-square-foot poolside rancho fitted with a dining table, kitchen, and barbecue station. There’s also a two-bedroom, one-bath caretaker’s home behind the main house.
Overlooking the glistening Pacific, Casa Paraiso features 8,500 square feet of posh living space.
Aside from five bedrooms and five baths, the exotic residence—now priced at $2.5 million—boasts a wine cellar, a 24-seat movie theater, and an amorphous infinity pool situated beside an outdoor covered patio.
Located in the beautiful mountain community of Las Lagunas, this luxe, ridge-top home sits on two hectares bordering a nature preserve.
Situated just north of Dominical Beach, the property—perched 1,100 feet above the Southern Pacific Coast—features a 4,600-square-foot main house that touts a two-story living room and 22-foot ceilings, and a 600-square-foot apartment above its two-car garage. An infinity pool with a natural rock waterfall rests outside, along with 1,400 square feet of patios and balconies.