Cielo Mar

Central America / Costa Rica / Peninsula Papagayo

Cielo Mar is located in Peninsula Papagayo, a private luxury resort sanctuary that jots out into the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica's north-west province of Guanacaste.

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 With the Pacific Ocean to the west and a pond and world-class Arnold Palmer golf course to the east of the villa, the site design of the property focuses the views toward the ocean. The property faces the ocean from the vantage point of a promontory and cliff three hundred feet above sea level.

The villa provides views for all primary spaces: a salon large enough for a dining table and a bar, six bedrooms, two private studies, media room/home theater, the gym, laundry room, the kitchen, and a two-bedroom caretaker apartment with separate entrance and mechanical systems located beneath the two garages. This was achieved by curving the house in a semi-circle around a radial point in front of the bridge so that each room has a slightly shifted view of the ocean to the west and headlands visible to the north and south.

The "bow and arrow" design of the house—with the bow as the house and the arrow as the entry ramp and bridge—affords complete privacy to the large sunken courtyard terrace with pool and all rooms. Air-conditioned interior spaces open to the ocean views, as well as a large exterior, covered loggia that functions as an outdoor living room to enjoy Costa Rica’s famous warm and mild weather while being protected from the equatorial sun. The house steps down the cliff toward the ocean, presenting a modest one-story semi-circle form to the street and golf course, yet accommodating three-floor levels on the ocean side.

Organizing the levels downward and outward into the face of the cliff also presented the opportunity to cantilever the infinity-edge pool out over the edge of the terrace, creating the dramatic illusion of swimming three hundred feet above the ocean. A similar effect is created with a bridge or viewing platform that visually connects the upper level with the water, flying 16 feet above the pool beyond the edge of the terrace. Standing at the end of the bridge gives one the impression of soaring above the jungle and the ocean. The bridge points to where the sun dips below the ocean horizon each evening, making the end of the bridge the best location for cocktail hour. The bridge also provides shade for part of the deck and the large outdoor dining table.

Placing the 90-foot long pool cantilevered at the edge of the terrace satisfies the need for a barrier so that the ocean view is unencumbered by a guardrail. The Olympic-size pool is lined with charcoal-black volcanic lava stone, imparting a deep blue color to the water. At times it is difficult to distinguish the edge of the pool from the blue Pacific Ocean beyond.

The master bedroom suite is entered from the main terrace, the loggia, or through one of the master studies via a private reading room. A unique feature of the master suite is a completely private, sunken Zen garden with an outdoor shower, which opens off the master bathroom. This creates an exotic retreat in which to bathe and relax.


6 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests

8500 Interior Square Ft.

  • Golf Cart (3) One 6 seater and Two 4 seaters
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Surfboards (3)
  • Boogies Boards (6)
  • Paddle Board available for free at Beach Club
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Bosch Dishwasher
  • Viking Ice Maker
  • Viking Microwave
  • Toaster Oven
  • Viking Professional Wine Cooler
  • Nespresso
  • Standard American Coffeemaker
  • Black & Decker Blender
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Outdoor Day Bed
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Safes (2)
  • Viking Grill
  • 9 TVs, all BRs, both offices,
  • Cable & Internet-Enabled
  • BLUE RAY/DVD PLAYER with library
  • Sound System
  • iPhone/Smartphone enable music throughout villa
  • Xbox gaming consoles (games not provided)
  • Various Board Games
  • Ping-Pong Table
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table (in Golf Club House)
  • Bike (7)
  • Two Private Offices
  • Combination printer/copy/scanner


Bedroom Details

Master Bedroom: King-size bed, en-suite bath, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, safe, music system, iPod charger, private sitting area with couch, walk-in closet, direct access to a deck, blackout curtains
Bedroom 2 (upper level): Queen-size bed, en-suite bath, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, blackout curtains
Bedroom 3 (upper level): Queen-size bed, en-suite bath, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, blackout curtains
Bedroom 4 (lower level): Queen-size bed, en-suite bath, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, blackout curtains
Bedroom 5 (lower level): Queen-size bed, en-suite bath, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, blackout curtains, safe
Bedroom 6 (lower level): Twin beds, en-suite bath, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, blackout curtains, safe

*Second bedroom with bath in staff quarters may be used for guests' own staff or security

Bathroom Details

8 including full bathroom for gym and day guests, +1 powder room, +1 for service staff
2 outdoor showers

Beach Details

The closest beach is within a few minutes drive (31 beaches on Peninsula Papagayo)

Pool Details

90-foot long infinity-edge pool

Staff and Services

On-site (daily) housekeeper and caretaker
Cook - prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner (cost of food is additional)

Location Details

45 minutes from Coco and Liberia
20 minutes to a hospital (but Four Seasons has a 24-hour doctor on-site)
The Prieta Beach Club - 5-minute golf cart ride
30 minutes (40Km) from Costa Rica’s Liberia International Airport (Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport)

Villa Notes

Maximum 10 people + 2 extra service staff
Children welcome
Complimentary access to The Prieta Beach Club which is a short 5-minute golf cart ride away and is below Cielo Mar. The Beach Club includes 3 restaurants, a bar, a spa, 3 pools, an activity center, a large variety of water activities, and plenty of beach chairs
Access to Four Seasons where guests can make reservations at the restaurant, spa, golf and tennis

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
Please add 19% tax and service charge to all rates
Security Deposit Details
50% of entire stay non-refundable deposit required
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
7 nights

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