By Andrea Romano
September 01, 2017

Ever wanted to live like an A-list movie star? Try living in Mel Gibson’s palatial Costa Rican getaway home.

The 403-acre estate on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is for sale at $29.75 million. Gibson discovered the home while scouting movie locations for his film “Apocalypto,” and fell in love with this home while on the trip.

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The estate includes three homes that are separated by a lush canopy of trees stretching across the entire property. Besides the larger, two-story home, there are two smaller single-story homes that have two bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, kitchens, verandas with their own swimming pools, BBQ area, and air conditioning.

Of the two, named Casa Barrigona, has its own poolside cottage and Casa Dorada has a loft, giving each additional sleeping space.

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The main, two-story hacienda-style home, called Casa Guanacaste, overlooks the the white, sandy, beach and has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a large courtyard and pool and multiple terraces for plenty of jungle and beach viewing.

All three of the houses are made from Costa Rican wood with Spanish and Italian tiles with red-barrel tile roofs that blend in with the tropical atmosphere.

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Located close to the jungle, the villa gives its residents the chance to get a glimpse of local howler monkeys or even the occasional ocelot. Plus, sea turtles have been spotted laying eggs on the villa’s private beach.

The listing is held by Robert Davey of Plantacion Properties and Rick Moeser of Christie’s International Real Estate. The property is being featured on, where there is more information about the listing.