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Villa Mayana

Directly across from Hermosa Beach and a short ride to the famous "Whale's Tail" reef in Ballena National Park, guests enjoy both the privacy of the estate and the many outdoor activities available in one of the most biodiversity-rich areas of the world.

The constant melodies of tropical songbirds, the rolling surf and gentle breezes mingle through the rainforest canopy and weave a subtle soundtrack befitting this extraordinary setting. Mayana's visual vantage point and simplicity of design as delivered by architecht Enrique Barascout render it unrivalled anywhere in the country as a residential hideaway of absolute privacy and comfort.

The main entrance features a covered walkway floating over a 2,000 square foot reflecting pool of black volcanic candistone. Lined with columns of white palimanan sandstone, the walkways lead you to the East and West bedroom suites which flank the great room, the villa's central focal point.

The name Mayana was derived from the ancient Mesoamerican civilization and the Sanskrit word "maya", meaning "reflection". Utilizing gray water, solar panels to heat water, and natural sustainable materials such as bamboo, Mayana's creators made every effort to fashion a home that reflects harmoniously with its environment.

Construction followed a deliberate theme of rustic simplicity through the thoughtful selection of natural materials such as sandstone, almendro timber columns, bamboo and Cristobal wooden doors and flooring. The result is a blend of casual elegance and comfortable luxury.

The 30-foot high thatched cathedral ceiling of the central living area allows unimpeded views of the expansive surroundings and horizon. Mayana's construction fits perfectly into its majestic setting as a mountain/beach retreat of incomparable beauty and scale.

The liberating 270-degree vista provides fantastic views of the sunset, stars and exotic local flora and fauna, including toucans, hawks, coatis and howler monkeys. A short drive along the coast to Domenical, Uvita and Ojachal provides easy access to restaurants, shops and local entertainment.