Casa EL Alma

Peninsula de Papagayo, Guanacaste

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Ocean views and nature-inspired luxury at this  Costa Rican beach retreat

Wake to the melody of exotic bird-song. Stroll onto the floating deck, hovering magically over the gardens. Sip fresh local coffee or juices while gazing across the Pacific. Then while away your days at El Alma Soul Retreat around the pool, on secluded beaches or with a round golf next door. Whether it’s a soul, yoga or tango retreat – or you come for the incredible setting alone – this hilltop hideaway is ideal for recharging batteries.

El alma is Spanish for ‘the soul’ – and this luxury villa is all about re-connecting with yours by de-connecting from the world. There is WiFi, but you won’t find a television. Instead, you’re invited to discover pura vida through massages, walks, or simply absorbing the tropical views. Inside this is a serene, designer escape. Expect open spaces, a soothing palette of neutral earth tones and bespoke artisan furniture such as Balinese wood screens.

El Alma puts you on a hillside on the Península Papagayo, arguably Costa Rica’s pride and joy. Most of it is untamed national parkland, bursting with wildlife. From the air, the contrast between emerald rainforest canopies and sapphire seas is a hint at the paradise beneath. Think picturesque bays, quiet beaches, manicured fairways and scuba diving with rays and turtles.


Costa Rica Star Villas comes with our signature five-star service which includes daily housekeeping services to keep your home away from home comfortable and gorgeous throughout your entire stay. Your reservation at Casa El Alma comes with all the amenities of the resort.

Of course, you also have the option to book additional services, such as:

  • Your own private chef to create local specialties right in your kitchen.
  • Onsite event planning and coordination services for weddings, anniversaries, and more.
  • A dedicated driver and luxury vehicle to handle all your transportation needs.
  • Massages, facials, and other indulgent spa treatments right in your own villa
  • Extensive options for tours, adventures, and excursions tailored to your group


Located in the Four Seasons Resort in Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste, this villa is just a short drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR). You’re also just across Culebra Bay from other popular attractions such as cultural hub Tamarindo, the nightlife of Playas del Coco, and relaxing Playa Hermosa.

Peninsula Papagayo offers some of the best golf in the nation at the Arnold Palmer Golf Club. Marina Papagayo is the perfect place to begin fishing or a boat tour, while the bay offers protected waters that are perfect for swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and other watersports. Hike Rincon de la Vieja or soak in the Boringuen hot springs.

Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Costa Rica getaway? You’re in luck. Our vacation specialists are standing by to answer all your questions, so book your stay at  Terraza del Mar today. We can’t wait to create your dream trip. Pura Vida!

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