Castello Pacifico is a Tropical Italian Palazzo designed by renowned Costa Rican architect Ronald Zurcher. A world-class masterpiece, Castello Pacifico has a dramatic design, graceful beauty and quiet elegance to place it amongst the finest coastal residences found anywhere.
Situated in the Guanacaste province, Playa Flamingo is known for its spectacular white sand beach and newly developed world class Marina Flamingo. Castello Pacifico is perched atop a promontory point at the far end of Punta Plata with towering 360 degree views of the ocean, beaches and Isla Plata which is a short swim across a cut separating Punta Plata from the protected wildlife refuge of Isla Plata. As the sportfishing fleet heads out for the day they cruise through the cut on the way to the world class fishing grounds just offshore of Flamingo. The remote tropical setting is amongst native forest with wildlife such as howler monkeys and parrots that are daily visitors. The estate is incredibly private but just minutes from shops, fine restaurants and all local amenities.
The majestic residence is set on a stunning 1.25-acre site with 360 degree views and refined tropical landscaping. After entering the huge wooden swinging double gates you arrive into a long manicured stone driveway lined with royal palms and dramatic ocean views. The formal entry opens to a central courtyard with water features and lush landscaping. A corridor to the bedrooms surrounds the central courtyard and peers across the swimming pool to the ocean beyond. Dramatic sunsets are viewed from the forty foot high open teak beam verandah with the never ending ocean and lush island views. Within the living area of the open air verandah a stately English garden frames the island view to the west while direct access to a secluded cove and white sand beach is afforded by a wooden stairway on the north side of the property.
The residence encompasses 12,900 sq. ft. (1200m²) of splendid artistry and precision finishes with each turn and new perspective. The home also offers very private family living areas, with extensive indoor-outdoor spaces. Masterful craftsmanship shows off intricate design elements that mix clean European-styling, colonial aspects and indigenous influences, all complemented by a splendid collection of fine art, furniture, exotic gems and other imported works. The genius of the design is that with spacious living areas, it is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale, yet it is an altogether warm and inviting family home, which provides privacy, beauty and security that are unrivaled in the area. The home has four bedrooms all with en-suite elegant bathrooms and a common area half bath. The magnificent master suite includes a spacious master bed chamber, walk in closets, large marble shower, separate free standing Italian stone bathtub and two connecting gardens. There is an executive office within one of the suits and a separate two bedroom one bath caretakers home (employees casita) sits below grade with ocean views and just inside the huge stone perimeter wall.