First Look at Villa Avellana in Costa Rica
August 3, 2023 by Perrie Hartz
Nestled along Costa Rica’s picturesque Pacific coast in the heart of the enchanting Guanacaste province lies Villa Avellana, a hidden gem that embodies the essence of the Peninsula Papagayo’s natural beauty. This gorgeous fully-catered private residence is a tranquil oasis that offers an unforgettable escape from the ordinary, tucked away amid verdant tropical gardens and providing an exclusive retreat for those seeking solace and relaxation amidst ultimate luxury.
Villa Avellana creates a new category of ultra-luxury vacation experience by combining the privacy and intimacy of a family home with the service and quality of a luxury five-star boutique hotel. This beachfront villa can sleep up to 23 guests, a perfect choice for multigenerational families, wellness retreats, or large groups of friends, and comes with 20 staff who are highly trained to cater to every need and whim, assuring a seamless, incredibly personalized experience.
Designed and built in 2023 by Sarco Architects, this award-winning contemporary beachfront estate sits in a gated community on 3 private acres and spans 33,000 square feet of seamless indoor and outdoor living space. There are 10 guest rooms, all adorned with vibrant local artwork and featuring modern amenities such as plush queen- and king-sized beds and private balconies or terraces that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The gorgeous infinity-edged pool sits in front of a peaceful shaded lounge, a large jacuzzi, and an entertaining area that also includes a full-service bar, all surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns.
Dining at Villa Avellana is a true gourmet experience, and the talented chef team caters to guests’ every desire, creating a menu that emphasizes organic, locally sourced produce and dishes that reflect both traditional Costa Rican and global flavors. The Madera bar, open all hours, serves up classic and inventive cocktails against a gorgeous backdrop where guests can sip refreshing juices and health elixirs at breakfast, enjoy aperitvo at sunset, and nurse delicious nightcaps after dinner under the starry night sky.
A Wellness Studio with private open-air massage therapy rooms, hidden meditation area, and scenic hilltop yoga deck make Villa Avellana the perfect spot for a luxury wellness retreat, where guests can enjoy the spa facilities in the comfort and privacy of their own space.
Beyond the 5-star amenities, Villa Avellana prides itself on enriching the local community, funding scholarships for local children’s schools, offering staff continuing education, and buying locally whenever possible. The villa also partners with Peninsula Papagayo in green initiatives like protecting the local wildlife and rebuilding coral reefs, as well as in pilot programs such as resource management, solar energy, waste reduction and recycling.
Peninsula Papagayo offers seemingly endless activities and experiences to choose from, and the incredible team at Villa Avellana is dedicated to creating thrilling adventures, itineraries, on-demand fine dining experiences, cultural immersions, and children’s and family activities, all catered according to each guests’ unique desires. In addition, there is also a stunning luxury yacht on standby for ocean exploration throughout the entire stay, along with tennis, golf, a dedicated kids club, rainforest tours, fishing excursions, surf lessons, wilderness trails, and much more on the surrounding peninsula.
Situated within a haven of tropical dry forests, pristine beaches, and captivating biodiversity, Villa Avellana is calling all nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the magic of Costa Rica’s ‘pura vida.’
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica