THE HIVE, Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo’s Chicest Private Residence
February 8, 2023 by Perrie Hartz
Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica’s famed Peninsula Papagayo, THE HIVE is the most luxurious secluded hideaway on the north coast for stays at least five (5) nights. This private residence is a true sanctuary of beauty, adventure, and exploration.
One part sophisticated resort, one part immersive natural playground, Peninsula Papagayo has long been considered Central America’s premier five-star destination, and now, THE HIVE private residence offers five-star accommodations to match.
While there are many luxury villas dotting the hills in the Peninsula’s lush topography, THE HIVE truly sets itself apart. It is a gathering place where groups of friends, couples, and multi-generational families come together to reconnect and experience all the natural wonders Costa Rica offers.
A design aficionado’s dream, this sleek modern home seems to be floating between the sea and sky. With indoor and outdoor dining areas bathed in vibrant turquoises, blues, and greens, it’s as if the dramatic colors of the stunning infinity pool and the Pacific Ocean were brought together.
THE HIVE can accommodate 16 guests (including four children aged 12+) and has six (6) bedrooms and a total area of 17,500 sq. ft. / 1,625 m2. The property also has an Infinity pool, cocktail lounge/area, screening room, fitness area, games area, spa treatment room and hammam, a show kitchen and chef’s, kitchen, and exclusive beach access.
Each of THE HIVE’s six (6) ensuite bedrooms were designed to cater to individual tastes. From bold to soft, dramatic to serene, each comes with a different sense of the ‘pura vida’ of Costa Rica. Three of the bedrooms also come with a private outdoor terrazzo—the perfect perch above the jungle with stunning views over the verdant canopy.
Dining at THE HIVE is an adventure in itself, with the residence’s full-time chef guiding guests through an array of gourmet dishes that focus on the freshest seafood and produce Costa Rica has to offer. The world-class chef and waitstaff are always on-hand to cater to guests’ every need for breakfast and dinner every day.
THE HIVE was designed to be a sanctuary so luxurious, guests never want to leave. And indeed, the villa has so many incredible amenities that there is little reason to venture out, besides the desire to explore the gorgeous natural surroundings.
One especially great feature is the climate-controlled spa area, where a certified massage therapist will heal tired bodies in a private treatment room. There is also a Hammam that combines healing steam with aromatics and essential oils.
THE HIVE comes with a dedicated, full-time concierge who will plan activities such as zip-lining through the rainforest, hiking the volcano, deep sea fishing, and private surf lessons, while also acting as a sort of in-the-know, local guide to Costa Rica’s authentic culture.
In-villa experiences include mixology and cooking classes, local rum tastings, and sunrise yoga. The surrounding Peninsula also offers an abundance of outdoor sports such as tennis, golf, mountain biking, bird watching, hiking, scuba diving, water skiing, spear fishing, canoeing, and so much more.
Any travelers looking for an incredible luxury experience in Central America should search no further than THE HIVE, which feels like an actual home because it was built as a private residence, not simple as a purposefully designed luxury villa for rent.
Five years in the making, this extraordinary residence was conceptualized by the original owners to showcase their stunning taste and aesthetic in design, architecture, furnishings, and art. Now the crown jewel in the Sandglass family of luxury properties, THE HIVE retains all of its original elements to create the most unique private residence in all of Peninsula Papagayo.
Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
Telephone: +1 719 653 7070