An extraordinary community – one of the largest, most prestigious, and most established in Guanacaste and Costa Rica – Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica is more than a resort and goes beyond the bounds of its distinctive neighborhoods.

It is the epitome of resort living and the jewel in the crown of Guanacaste gated communitiesluxurious and exclusive, yet also homey and welcoming properties of Costa Rica.

Located just south of Tamarindo, on pristine Playa Langosta and Playa Avellana’s coastline, the community unfolds over 4,500 acres of historic ranch property and Blue Flag beaches. Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica is palatial and, thus, subdivided into eight gated communities, each with its own distinct personality.

Hacienda Pinilla’s amenities are second to none, and make life here a true dream: In addition to a par-72, 7,200-yard championship golf coursetennis courtshorseback riding stableshiking and biking trails, and direct access to three of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the area, Hacienda Pinilla also houses one of the most luxurious Beach Clubs in Guanacaste, where you’ll find an oceanfront swimming pool, restaurant, fitness center, and spa.

Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club

Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club

The Hacienda Pinilla Beach Club, the gem in the community’s cap, is the hub of Hacienda Pinilla entertainment: nestled beachfront on Playa Avellanas – a haven for surfing, sunbathing, leisurely strolls, and snorkeling adventures. This vibrant locale also boasts a spa, restaurant, fitness center, and an awe-inspiring ocean-view infinity pool.

For ocean enthusiasts, the Beach Club serves as the ultimate starting point. Situated on the pristine Playa Avellanas, renowned as one of Central America’s premier beaches, it epitomizes the convergence of sand, sea, and luxurious recreation.

Oceanfront Resort Pool

The Beach Club’s swimming pool is a spectacle in its own right, with its infinity edge seemingly merging into the vast blue expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The inviting pool terrace, fanned by refreshing breezes, provides an ideal retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation.

While indulging in this serene setting, enhance your experience with a choice spa or wellness treatment – the perfect complement to a leisurely day by the pool.

Beach Club Bar & Restaurant

Nestled on the beach level, Hacienda Pinilla’s Restaurant and Bar offer an array of gourmet delicacies, featuring local produce, vegetarian options, and the freshest and finest seafood. These culinary delights are expertly paired with ice-cold cocktails, beers, and tropical fruit juices.

For an unforgettable experience, reserve a table at sunset and behold the breathtaking panoramic vista that promises to be a highlight of your life at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica.

Beach Club Wellness Center

Overlooking the ocean, the oceanfront fitness center at Hacienda Pinilla is nestled on the second floor of the Beach Club. Here, you can immerse yourself in invigorating workouts against the backdrop of crashing waves, daredevil surfers, and the rhythmic ebb and flow of the tide, all while refreshed by ocean breezes.

Equipped with state-of-the-art cardio machines, weights, and a variety of fitness equipment, the center also hosts yoga, Zumba, and other fitness classes, ensuring a well-rounded wellness experience.

Hacienda Pinilla Beaches

Dubbed the Gold Coast for its sun-kissed golden shores, Costa Rica boasts dazzling sapphire waters and some of the softest sands along the Pacific, with access to miles of pristine coastline waiting to be explored.

While our region is renowned for its stunning beaches – including Tamarindo, Langosta, and Playa Grande – Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica boasts some of the finest. These pristine and protected havens offer paradise-like settings for surfers, swimmers, snorkelers, and beach enthusiasts of all kinds.

Playa Avellanas

Playa Avellanas Costa Rica

Often hailed as one of Central America’s top ten beaches, Playa Avellanas earns its nickname “little Hawaii” due to its world-class surf breaks.

Waves originating from both the northern and southern hemispheres create impressive swells, reaching heights of over 18 feet in certain seasons. Beyond its legendary surf, Avellanas enchants visitors with its velvety sands, exotic shells, and vivid turquoise waters – the perfect backdrop for a refreshing beverage or a meal at Lola’s famed restaurant.

Playa Langosta

Playa Langosta Costa Rica

A true coastal gem, Playa Langosta captivates with its lava rock tide pools, tree-lined sands, and crashing waves.

This pristine beach exudes an untouched natural beauty, earning it a “Blue Flag” certification for ecological sensitivity. Renowned as one of Latin America’s most beautiful beaches, Langosta is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets that could go toe-to-toe with anywhere else in the world.

Playa Mansita

Playa Mansita Costa Rica

Nestled just in front of the JW Marriott, Playa Mansita is a tranquil, rocky white-sand beach reminiscent of Avellanas but with a more secluded ambiance and gentler waves.

It’s a favorite among our guests seeking relaxation. During low tide, don’t miss the chance to explore the rocky formations and observe the diverse wildlife inhabiting this picturesque shoreline.

Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

Designer: Mike Young
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Yards: up to 7,200
Pro Tip: With several short par-3 holes, Hacienda Pinilla is, by far, the most tempting Guanacaste course for a hole-in-one. Be careful, though; many of those par-3s are wrought with hazards!

Home to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful settings and greatest golf challenges, the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course delivers 18 holes with up to 7,200 yards of play overlooking the ocean and tropical dry forest views.

design and ecological masterpiece, this Mike Young-designed course is designated an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in recognition of its above-and-beyond conservation efforts, which include restoring natural ecosystems, fiercely protecting wildlife, and respecting its setting and the natural contours of the land. Beautiful, jaw-dropping, and impressive are all understatements if you appreciate sweeping landscapes and value nature.

Young has been quoted as saying that “the best golf courses are the ones that provide solid, strategic challenge within a natural environment.” At Hacienda Pinilla, he has achieved just that: Without pomp and circumstance and eminent grace, this par-72 course leverages its rugged coastline, rolling hills, and sea breezes (plus the occasional croc!) to deliver an unforgettable experience. So, whether you’re snapping selfies at Hole 15 or shooting your best shot at a hole-in-one, this course is one you’ll be happy to play, over and over.

In addition to tee times, the Golf Course at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica offers an impeccable pro shopgolf lessons, and other related services. Club rentals are available for your convenience.

Greens Fees (as of early 2024):

  • 18 Holes: $150 (Twilight and Super-Twilight fees available)
  • 9 Holes: $75
  • Replay Fees: $30

Hacienda Pinilla Tennis Courts

Hacienda Pinilla Tennis Courts

Nestled amidst swaying palms and just a stone’s throw from the beach, Hacienda Pinilla’s tennis courts offer the ideal setting for a morning match followed by an afternoon by the sea.

Tennis enthusiasts, prepare your rackets for a tropical tennis experience like no other. Hacienda Pinilla’s Tennis Center provides the perfect venue to enjoy spirited matches with friends and family while honing your competitive edge. With two courts boasting top-quality surfaces, players of all levels can refine their skills, all while basking in the shade of majestic royal palms.

Hacienda Pinilla also boasts an on-site tennis professional with over experience in international tournaments and championships. Offering private lessons, semi-private sessions, group classes, monthly doubles socials, after-school programs for kids, camps, and more, there’s ample opportunity to elevate your game. Racquet rentals are also available for your convenience.

Hacienda Pinilla Hiking & Biking Trails

Hacienda Pinilla Hiking & Biking Trails

If you’re looking for a community built around the outdoor lifestyle, including mountain biking and hiking, then look no further than the beloved Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. The community’s 4,500+ acres of historic ranch land, the community has carved out 45 kilometers of scenic routes, challenging tracks, and enjoyable hikes and rides for everyone from beginners to experts alike.

Easily some of the best mountain biking and community hiking in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the community’s trails chase the sun-dappled coast from the resort, into the forest, down to the coastline, and back into the cattle ranch. It’s scenic, it’s spectacular, and best of all, there’s a perfect run for any day and any mood – whether you’re after gorgeous landscapes or are tempted to push your skill and endurance to the max.

There are also several kilometers of pedestrian- and bike-friendly farm roads, if you’re seeking an easier day or prefer a road bike. And if you’re of a competitive mindset (and not just against your own PR), know that Hacienda Pinilla hosts national mountain biking competitions, including Guanaride, one of our region’s most challenging. Rentals and other services are available with Bikecraft, the community’s onsite outfitter.

Hacienda Pinilla Gated Community Guide

Hacienda Pinilla Real Estate

Hacienda Pinilla Real Estate

Hacienda Pinilla is one of the North Pacific’s most established communities. To foster a deeper sense of community and camaraderie, Pinilla has divided its 4,500 acres into eight residential communities, akin to smaller neighborhoods, each imbued with distinct architectural styles, exclusive amenities, and unique personalities.

The community’s architectural identity seamlessly melds traditional Spanish Colonial aesthetics with Costa Rica’s hacienda-style architecture, adorning the hills and plains of Guanacaste.

Each residential community showcases a unique style, designed by a cadre of esteemed architects, including Ronald Zurcher, renowned for his work on esteemed projects like the Guanacaste JW Marriott and the Four Seasons Papagayo.

Los Malinches

Nestled amidst captivating landscapes, Los Malinches comprises Spanish Colonial-inspired townhome villas exuding the rustic charm of Guanacaste’s cattle ranches. Lush greenery, tropical courtyards, an infinity-edge pool, and a colonial chapel enhance the community’s enchanting ambiance.

Reserva de Golf

Golf enthusiasts find their place at Reserva de Golf, an exceptional golf-front community boasting stunning vistas of holes 4, 5, and 6. Alongside unparalleled golf course views, residents enjoy convenient access to Hacienda Pinilla’s stables, tennis courts, Beach Club, and other amenities.

Palma Real

Named after its swaying palms, Palma Real offers a serene sanctuary enveloped by tropical gardens and a tranquil lake. This community encompasses Jardines de Palma Real and Lago de Palma Real, each offering a unique residential experience within walking distance of the beach.

Las Brisas

Embraced by rolling mountains and rare tropical dry forests, Las Brisas captivates with its expansive properties, verdant trees, and the Hacienda Pinilla skatepark.

Los Almendros

Immersed in shades of green, Los Almendros, or “The Almond Trees,” provides an awe-inspiring panorama dominated by Costa Rica’s lush landscape, culminating in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Las Golondrinas

Positioned along the picturesque Playa Bonita coast, Las Golondrinas offers exclusive oceanfront living, where sightings of swallows complement the breathtaking ocean and beach views, making it one of Hacienda Pinilla’s most coveted communities.


Another premier residential community, Avellanas graces the shores of Playa Avellanas, boasting rare beachfront homes and homesites surrounded by a natural wildlife preserve and a serene estuary.

La Dulce Vida

Embracing the essence of the “Sweet Life,” La Dulce Vida stands as a pinnacle of exclusivity within Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica, offering just two dozen beachfront homesites for those seeking unparalleled luxury.

Hacienda Pinilla Real Estate

Interested in Living at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica?

Interested in Living at Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica

If you’re researching environmentally friendly living at Playa Avellanas or other gated communities in the area, and you think Hacienda Pinilla might be a fit, then you’re in the right place!

At Blue Water Properties, we’re experts in Hacienda Pinilla and the greater Guanacaste province. In fact, we live and vacation here! We know exactly how rare this kind of community is and we can point you in the direction of everything – the restaurants you have to try, the surf spots within walking distance, and where to buy that one thing you’ve been looking all over for.

We’re happy to talk, one-on-one and from personal experience, about what it’s like to live here, raise families here, retire here, and explore every facet of life at Hacienda Pinilla. We’ll discuss pros and cons, whole truths and hard truths – all the details you need, with the honesty and transparency you deserve.

Because at Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica, we’re more than a real estate team. We’re good neighbors and, we hope, future friends. We’re also bilingual, bicultural, and seriously experienced. We’re sticklers for responding within 24 hours. And we put you firstGet in touch.