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Panoramica - the name says it all. Set upon a mountain-top over 2,100 feet (610m) above the Pacific, Panoramica is known far and wide for its stunning views of inland mountains (Mount Chirripo at 12,500 foot elevation to the east) and waterfalls (the Diamante Verde set of 10 waterfalls also to the east); and from Panama and the Osa Peninsula to the south and Dominical and Manuel Antonio to the north. Dominating everything are sweeping views of the vast and everchanging Pacific Ocean. Literally, nowhere else in Costa Rica do the mountains (with such immense grandeur, lush vegetation and abundant wildlife) come so close to the mighty Pacific. From 2,100 feet above sea level, one can see 60 miles across the Pacific and endless whitewater coastline, iconic costal features (Whale’s Tail, various headlands, off-shore park islands), year round sunsets, verdant forest and far reaching stretches of Costa Rica’s natural magic. Panoramica is in a uniquely spectacular location.
Costa Rica living is all about encountering nature in all its forms, and Panoramica makes the outdoors accessible from every room and every level. Flora and fauna of all kinds - soft breezes and rain, bright sunshine and dappled shade, clouds passing through the great room while you cook breakfast; morning birdsong, accompanied by howler monkeys in the distance; toucans flying from branch to branch and hummingbirds from flower to flower; hawks and kites soaring high above the treetops; the evening chorus of frogs and insects; and myriad stars splashed across the midnight sky—all this is part of the Panoramica experience.
The house is perfectly located to make exploring the glories of southwestern Costa Rica as simple as a series of easy day-trips. National Parks, wonderful beaches, picturesque towns and villages, gourmet restaurants; zip-lines, waterfalls, horseback riding, surfing, and many more of the country’s wonders and activities, are minutes away. And after a day of sightseeing, the cool breezes of Panoramica invite you to relax and view the year round sunsets over drinks and quiet conversation before dinner.
The extensive exterior living space—which includes covered terraces, a palm-roofed palapa with its own kitchen, and a swimming pool which seems to float above the clouds—continually draw you outdoors. The house itself is a modern gloss on the comforts of Spanish colonial architecture. Warm wood ceilings and built-ins, ceramic tile floors, deep overhangs which shade the windows from the noontime sun, and an extensive collection of indigenous art and handcrafts combine to create the perfect balance of high style and human scale.
Upper level amenities include a covered dining terrace, great room and kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with sunken shower. An efficiency apartment on the lower level adds another kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, creating a layout which can flexibly accommodate multi-generational groups with ease.
The house is air-conditioned, and includes excellent high-speed fiber optic wifi, a dishwasher, washer/dryer, ample closetry, and a batterie de cuisine to inspire your best culinary efforts.
Experience Panoramica. You’ll want to return again and again.