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Luxury Real Estate in Playas del Coco & Gated Communities

The residential developments in Coco Beach range from resort-style living to luxurious ocean-view neighborhoods, and private gated communities. When it comes to Costa Rica real estate, Coco can be a great location to purchase exotic properties that overlook the Gulf of Papagayo.

Coco Luxuries

Aside from being a beach town and an exotic destination in Costa Rica, purchasing prime real estate in Playas del Coco means you’ll be living within a short drive of an international airport, quality health care facilities, and great shopping.

The Daniel Oduber international airport is but a 20-minute drive from Coco which is a luxury on its own. Within a 30-minute drive toward Liberia, you can buy whatever you need at PriceMart and Walmart, which are rare finds in Costa Rica, especially near the beach.

Premium medical care services along with a wide range of doctors and specialists are also available within a 30-minute drive. In regards to tourism, Coco is a gateway for sport fishing and scuba diving tours whose boats depart from the main beach area.

There are many unique residential community developments in Playas del Coco that range from resort-style living to luxurious ocean-view neighborhoods, to smaller, private gated communities. The path you choose will likely depend on your budget, but rest assured, you’ll not be short on choices when buying your dream home in Playas del Coco.

Resort Living

These luxury master-plan communities in Playa del Coco offer resort-style living with access to exclusive restaurants, beach clubs, tennis courts, swimming pools, and fitness centers.


Luxury Real Estate in Playas del Coco & Gated Communities

Merged into a tranquil, resort-style setting, Pacifico’s private gated community is a favorite among buyers and renters alike. Located right in the heart of Coco’s downtown, you will not find a more centrally located development in the Papagayos.

A nicely paved private access road leads into this tropical paradise of Mediterranean-style condominiums and pools, along with luxuriously built homes and villas. Everywhere you look, you’ll find palm trees, greenery, and exotic gardens.

From two to four-bedroom condos and multi-level houses with ocean views, Pacifico provides owners with a peaceful and cozy atmosphere in a highly secure wonderland. There are also more than 140 homesites within Pacifico, upon which you’ll find numerous million-dollar custom homes. Several lots are still available for sale, and more than enough room to build your dream home. You will also find the luxurious Na Umi condos inside this devleopment too.

The resort grounds include a sports area with a few tennis and pickleball courts. Owners and guests at Pacifico enjoy 24/7 security, the unobstructed view created by underground utilities. There are also private waterfalls, hiking trails, a children’s playground, and an on-site gym. There is a shuttle service that will take you to and from the Pacifico Beach Club, and membership in the NIMBU Boat Club is also available.

Directly outside the main gate are all the amenities that Coco has to offer, but inside it’s carefully designed and executed, up to the last finishes. Nearby, you’ll also find boutique shops, fine-dining restaurants, and a US comparable high-end grocery store.

Learn more about the wonderful benefits of living in Pacifico.

Coco Bay

A master-planned gated community that spans over 139 acres, the resort-style area known as Coco Bay Estate is adorned with luxurious homes that overlook the Pacific Ocean. There are also many spacious picturesque lots still available where you can develop as you please in this.

Living in Coco Bay also comes with many perks such as the lovely community pool with a waterfall, tennis and pickleball courts, a professional fitness center, and an onsite restaurant with a renowned chef. Life here feels just like being in a holiday resort, and it even includes a club restaurant that is exclusive to members. The paved streets, cozy terracotta roofs, breezy terraces, and nearby wild forests only add to the charm.

While it may seem like an exclusive lifestyle community, at the same time remains warm and friendly with the newcomers. Along with 24/7 security, paved roads, and underground utilities, you’ll find the HOA to be quite reasonable from $340 a month.

Gated Communities

When looking to buy a luxury estate in Playa del Coco or to build your dream home on available lots and land, looking for something within a private community is your best bet.

Ladera del Mar

The name translates as Ocean Hillside or Ocean’s Slope, with Ladera del Mar being a gated community sitting atop Coco at a height of 375 feet above sea level. The oceans views here need to be seen, as do the gorgeous custom-built homes found blending within a jungle setting.

The properties here are huge, with fully-serviced lots of 5000 square meters or more. If you’re looking for a home with the utmost privacy and serenity, you’ll be happy to note that your Ladera del Mar neighbors can barely be seen or heard. The extra height here allows you to truly feel the ocean breezes, providing a cooler temperature. The surrounding tropical forests and the ocean views of the islands of the Papagayo Gulf also make for quite a scene.

Expansive gardens are found throughout Ladera del Mar and you can walk or hike to numerous trails that lead to jungle streams and waterfalls. With their added 24/7 security, underground utilities, it is surprising to note that their HOA fees start as low as $110 per month.


The word Sombras comes from the Spanish term meaning shade or shaded. It also truly lives up to its name, as many people staying in Las Palmas tend to walk by Sobmras without even noticing it. The only thing you really see from the road is the main gate is belies the beauty found inside.

This special community was uniquely designed by the famous architect, Ronald Zurcher. Each luxury 2-3 bedroom condominium, has its own private terrace or balcony which generally overlooks the pool. The common area also includes a wet bar and an outdoor BBQ area.

The high-end finishes and 24/7 security along with its close proximity to the beach (150 m) and downtown Coco (600 m) make it easy to live here without the need for a vehicle.

Residential Areas

While not gated, these high-class residential areas can help you escape HOA fees while living in luxury homes and villas with ocean views.

Altos del Cacique

The name translates as King’s Hill or King’s Heights, so it’s no surprise that Los Altos de Cacique is an exclusive, luxury community that sits high above the rest of Coco.

The development is located between Playas del Coco and Playa Hermosa and offers road access to both which makes it quite convenient to visit nearby stores, restaurants, and beaches.

Inside this private, nature-oriented community, you’ll find picturesque cobblestone streets and old-fashion lampposts. Each of the 100+ lots was designed to take advantage of the scenery offering stunning views of the ocean, volcanoes, and the deep surrounding woods. All electrical and utility writing is also neatly hidden underground so nothing can obstruct the views.

This is no cookie-cutter neighborhood either, as the homes have been custom built with a focus on unique architectural design. The sunsets atop the hill are spectacular and a walk down in the evening can provide a magical experience as you see Coco drenched in an orange glow. The decorative streetlights are very unique, as neighborhood lighting, in general, is quite rare in Costa Rica.

White not gated, Los Altos de Cacique is quite private and very tranquil. Spacious would also be another word to describe the properties here where each structure is uniquely built to satisfy the owner’s needs. If you want to purchase a property in this luxurious setting, you can choose between individual houses or the remaining building lots which are generally between 500 and 700 m2 each. Most importantly, however, there are no HOA fees here, which is a rarity among the luxurious communities in the Papagayo region.

Las Palmas

Coco Sunset Hills
Main Entrance to Coco Sunset Hills

While there are more than 50 developments located in the Las Palmas Residential Community, only a few of them could be considering luxurious. Coco Sunset Hills can be found in the heart of Las Palmas and this lovely gated community offer ocean view condos and some of the most luxurious looking pools in all of Coco.

In middle of our Las Palmas map you will find Valle del Sol which has some nice homes that would be comparable in style to Sombras. You’ll also find numerous standalone homes and villas scattered throughout Las Palmas with varying architectural styles and prices.


These modern resort-style luxury condos offers spacious living areas that boast splendid ocean views through large windows and terraces.

Na Umi

Designed by Garnier, the luxurious condos in Na Umi found in Pacifico include private elevators and exquisite interior design that includes the finest natural finishes. Each of the 300 units spread across five buildings is a blend of nature, tranquility, and luxury, with a side of wellness.

The extravagance of being able to feel the ocean breeze while surrounded by lush vegetation and breathtaking views of the Papagayo Gulf is a luxury worth paying for. Inside you’ll find these condos contain large open spaces and design details that were meticulously planned to perfection.

Beyond the living area are double terraces with ocean views that span the entire length of the unit. You can privately lounge in the sun here or dine al fresco as you watch the sunset across the bay.

The large private underground parking spaces and keyed private elevator also make sure you feel like you’re living in the penthouse, no matter which floor you are on.

Learn more about Na Umi luxury condos.


All along the entire 3 km stretch of Coco Beach, you will find different beachfront homes being listed for sale throughout the year. There are no gated communities here, just standalone dwellings that are some of the most sought-after vacation rentals in Playas del Coco.

Typically, you can make an offer on any unlisted beachfront property through a local real estate agent or by contacting the owner directly. Neighbors are a good source for owner contact info as are talking to some of the ex-pats who frequent the bars at night.


No matter where you look in Coco or Playa Ocotal, you’re more than likely to find several luxury villas for sale. The resort communities of Pacifico and Coco Bay Estates are full of them, as is the gated community of Ladera del Mar, and the luxury residential area of Los Altos de Cacique.


There are many ocenview lots spread throughout Coco with a large selection still being available in the gated communities of Pacifico, Ladera del Mar, Coco Bay Estates, and Vista Marina.

With the assistance of a good developer, these properties could easily turn into the luxury home or villa of your dreams with an infinity pool or lifestyle classic pool overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo.