Villa Zarina is a modern, exciting yet peaceful haven in Papagayo, Costa Rica. This stunning residence is only 5 minutes away from the famed Papagayo Beach.
The villa provides views for all primary spaces: a salon large enough for a dining table and a bar; three family bedrooms; three guest bedrooms; two private studies; and the kitchen. 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. Media room/home theater; the gym; laundry room; and a two-bedroom caretaker apartment with separate entrance and mechanical systems, located beneath the two garages.
Placing the 90-foot long pool cantilevered at the edge of the terrace satisfies the need for a barrier, with the ocean view unencumbered by a guardrail. The 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 Papagayo Peninsula is located on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is in the northwest province of Guanacaste. It is located in the Golfo de Papagayo, and was formed by volcanic activity and by weather. The 15 miles (24 km) of coastline contains 31 separate beaches. The larger Peninsula Santa Elena to the north protects the waters of the Papagayo Peninsula.