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Immersed in Peninsula Papagayo’s extraordinary world apart, Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence promises a deeply personal Guanacaste experience. Handcrafted for adventurers who appreciate extraordinary beauty and intrigue infused with uncommon luxury.

STEP INTO NATURE

papagayo

a place like no other

Guanacaste’s exotic dry tropical paradise is considered Costa Rica’s crown jewel — an evolutionary melting pot wrapped in near-limitless natural beauty.

exotic

sanctuary

Part of a land bridge that connects continents and separates oceans, this extraordinary biological corridor is home to a stunning array of life forms, happy and caring people, and endless intrigue from different worlds.

where myth and history
resonate

From the powerful Chorotega-Mangue Indians to the Spanish conquistadores, to the sabaneros who have worked this beloved land for the last 300 years, Nekajui binds cultural meaning to the fabric of the land through an exhilarating fusion of north and south, past and present, romance and adventure.

The name Nekajui (pronounced NEK-ah-wee) comes from the language of the pre-Columbian Chorotegas, Guanacaste’s original inhabitants. The English translation, garden, inspired singular open-air spaces and unparalleled intimacy with the natural world.

 

1,400 acres of all things beautiful

Shining quietly on Costa Rica’s North Pacific, Peninsula Papagayo’s secluded 1,400-acre sanctuary is a cultural landscape mosaic of rare beauty and biodiversity. Stretching across ten miles of coastline with ten beautiful uncrowded beaches, it is a privileged gateway to the greatest density of species in the world: more than 5% of global biodiversity in less than .03% of the earth’s surface.

Peninsula Papagayo

570 square miles of protected wildlands

Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, spans three nearby national parks and over 350,000 acres of protected wildlands. Globally important for the conservation of tropical biological diversity, ACG delights the senses with over 7,000 plant species, 900 vertebrate species, 500 bird species, and 8,000 species of butterflies and moths.

breathe in what is

breathtaking

Shaped by a unique combination of geographic, geological, climatic and ecological influences, Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence, invites you on an enchanting architectural journey through time.

Classic Guanacaste

Your cultural teleportation begins upon arrival at La Casona. Inspired by Guanacaste’s wonderful old haciendas, these unique public spaces present a modern-day interpretation of architectural features found in historic buildings throughout the region.

Arrival Courtyard

Comfortably ensconced in nature, an authentic reproduction of Guancastecan architecture brings together rich details from Spanish and Sabanero cultures. You are welcomed into a dreamlike landscape nourished by diversity and deep time.








Original works by local artisans provide tactile touchpoints to explore the old and new. As you step onto the Great Lawn overlooking Pochote Bay, you glimpse serene horizons and exciting new adventures ahead.

Architecture molds integrity and cultural meaning through diversity, offering spiritual stimuli for the fortunate few who will journey here.

Spa villas

treading lightly

Dreams of living in a treehouse inspired the design of the signature spa and open-air venues — more whimsical and rustic than La Casona, with a light footprint on the land.

at home

in paradise

Out of this unique mosaic of nature and culture, romance and adventure, comes Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence. Set apart from the world; transformative, pure, immersive. Every aspect of the ownership experience highly personalized — co-created and meticulously cared for by The Ritz-Carlton.

Secluded between two beautiful bays, Nekajui’s exclusive residential enclave shares intimacy with Papagayo’s tropical dry forest and coastal marine ecosystems. The vernacular is a fresh interpretation of the Guanacaste aesthetic: a celebration of craft and culture with timeless architectural lines and a serene palette created from local materials.

Future estate home on Pochote Bay
an ultra-luxury

evolution

Each private residence is delivered completely turnkey, fully serviced by a dedicated on-site residential team for ultimate convenience and peace of mind. From fixtures and finishes to fabrics and furnishings and the roles of each staff member, craftsmanship and attention to detail are beyond luxury.

A sublime beach house awaits moments away yet in another realm. Your private party arrives in dramatic style by funicular, a triumph of German engineering and technological advancements. The architecture in this natural amphitheater is otherworldly, virtually deconstructed. Stepping into nature, you are rejuvenated; everything is alive.

The Beach House

Intimate open-air spaces and serene garden landscapes foster a sensory connection to a way of life that exists nowhere else. There is a relaxed yet distinctive presence: the soulfulness of Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen.

A hidden path connects the beach house to Playa Pochote, where life unfolds like a timeless painting on canvas. Fringed by sea caves and tropical dry forest filled with natural wonders, there is a dimension of spaciousness and welcome retreat.

Pochote Bay
the destination is a

journey to yourself

Being and doing merge naturally with unexpected opportunities to venture off the beaten path and immerse in this untouched paradise. New family rituals and forever friends offer singular glimpses of what has always been.


  1. La Casona
    Arrival Courtyard
    Hotel Check-In
    Concierge, Bellman, Doorman, Valet
    Lobby Bar
    La Casona Restaurant
    Rum + Wine Bar
    Specialty Cafe + Cacao Market
    Ambassadors of the Environment
    Ritz Kids
    Great Lawn
    Pool Bar + Grill
    Tree House Bar + Private Dining
    La Casona Suites

  2. Funicular

  3. The Beach House
    Seafood Restaurant + Bar
    Grotto Pool + Private Dining
    Access to Playa Pochote

  4. Hanging Bridge

  5. West Knoll Suites

  6. Tented Suites

  7. Spa + Fitness
    Spa Salon + Retail
    Private Changing Rooms + Lockers
    Water + Wellness Treatments
    Lap Pool
    Fire + Chill Pools
    Gym + Movement Studio
    Wellness Services
    Outdoor Water Gardens + Lounging Decks

  8. Golf Clubhouse + Tennis Center
    Resort Pro Shop
    Locker Rooms
    Member Lounge
    Nemare Restaurant
    Tap House
    Tennis + Pickleball Courts
    Community Relations

  9. East Ridge Suites

  10. Presidential Villa

  11. Residential Center
    Owner Services
    Concierge, Bellman, Doorman, Valet

  12. Private Residences



  • Two Bedroom

  • Three Bedroom

  • Four Bedroom

  • Five Bedroom

Hanging bridge

now selling

Catering to adventure-seekers and experience-collectors who appreciate rare beauty and intrigue infused with uncommon luxury, Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence will soon join an exclusive collection of enchanting, handpicked hideaways tucked away in the most exquisite corners of the world.

To find out how you can be part of this magical Guanacaste experience, contact the sales team today.

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NEKAJUI, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE RESIDENCE, IS NOT OWNED, DEVELOPED OR SOLD BY THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY, L.L.C. OR ITS AFFILIATES (“RITZ-CARLTON”). INVERSIONES HOTELERAS PLAYA POCHOTE, S.R.L. USES THE RITZ-CARLTON MARKS UNDER A LICENSE FROM RITZ-CARLTON, WHICH HAS NOT CONFIRMED THE ACCURACY OF ANY OF THE STATEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE HEREIN. THIS IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO SELL NOR A SOLICITATION TO BUY TO RESIDENTS IN JURISDICTIONS IN WHICH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN FULFILLED — VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. RENDERINGS, FLOOR PLANS, AND OTHER IMAGES PRESENTED HEREIN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY, MAY NOT BE TO SCALE, AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS A BASIS FOR PURCHASING. DIMENSIONS AND SQUARE FOOTAGE ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY VARY WITH ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION. THE DEVELOPER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS, SHOULD THEY BE NECESSARY. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.