villa punto de vista estate architecture

A History of
Villa Punto de Vista

The Big Idea

The concept for Villa Punto de Vista was born from the notion that the traditional hotel/resort lacks the privacy and personalized attention of a private villa, yet private villas lack the size and event-oriented infrastructure of most hotels.

We combined these ideas for a new paradigm in luxury group travel that we felt the villa would perfectly accommodate everything from family reunions/milestone birthdays to destination wedding groups as well as corporate and wellness retreats.

Submit Availability Request

As Seen In

The Location

We had seen some amazing villas around the world, and many are located in some amazing locations. But few had that which Manuel Antonio is so famous: Transcendentally panoramic views, un-real tropical flora, and fauna (bordering its world-famous national park), a juxtaposition of always green mountains and a turquoise sea.

Add to that a robust eco-conscious infrastructure of tours & activities, restaurants and accommodations and only a short distance to a major airport. Manuel Antonio just felt right…

watercolor 2
beautiful pool overlook at villa punto de vista
Space for Events in Luxury Villa

Transitioning This Unique Design From Concept To Reality Proved Challenging…

Phase One of the project began with the construction of the meticulously detailed, guest cottage. It would not be until years later and after extensive planning and structural steel pre-fabrication that Phase Two of construction on the main villa would begin. From an elaborate foundation and retention system built directly onto excavated bedrock to the logistics necessary to transport entire 3-story sections of girders and formed-columns to the site the project was complex.

Once the structure was completed we then incorporated as many recycled and locally-sourced building materials as possible. Recycled glass was utilized in the villa’s exterior and innovative roofing tiles made from recycled plastic bags were selected. Only sustainably-harvested teak wood was sourced for every artisan-crafted wood element and detail throughout as was locally quarried rose-sandstone. These are just a few of the elements incorporated in the villa’s design that truly make Punto de Vista unique and a complement to it surroundings for our future guests.

villa punto de vista stunning architecture

Villa Punto De Vista: A Family Undertaking

From concept to completion, Villa Punto de Vista is a story of ambition, architecture and entrepreneurship as well as a story of family…

Cecilia, the “Mother of Ambition” and the mother of two sons knew that the timing was right to build something special in her homeland of Costa Rica. David, the architect, and older son to Cecilia, agreed with the plan – left the USA – and brainstormed the vision for Villa Punto de Vista in both form + function. Christien, the other son and business school graduate with entrepreneurial spirit had gained experience in the travel industry prior to completion of the villa. He knew that his skills were needed to make Villa Punto de Vista “fly”.

A Most Unlikely First Guest…

For architect David Konwiser, the opportunity to not only sculpt the concept for the villa but then design and construct it a well was already a dream come true. Then add to that his professional hero of design and last living father of modern architecture, Mr. I.M. Pei designer of the world-renowned “glass pyramid” at the Louvre in Paris was the first overnight guest of the villa – well, you can imagine…it was a pretty big deal!

The Ultimate Villa

Unparalleled access to the wonders of Manuel Antonio


Each level gives a refreshingly new, picturesque views of the region.


The average daytime temperature in Manuel Antonio hovers between 80º and 85º F


San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (code: SJO) is the most convenient international airport to Villa Punto de Vista.


You can expect to encounter a variety of fun activities and opportunities for groups of all ages.

client testimonials

Magnificent property for a truly magical event

Everything was beyond perfect. Every view, room, and feature completely breathtaking. Each day was better than the next. All of our guests were in awe and jaws were dropped with every corner turned. The staff was absolutely incredible and we’ve never felt better taken care of. And most importantly, all of our friends and family remarked on it being amongst the best experiences of their lives. Many tears were shed at checkout as we were sad it had to end, but so very happy it happened.


client testimonials

Everything we expected and more!

We are a group of 6 couples aged 40-60 who travel 5 star and stay in luxury villas often. Punto de Vista was one of our favorites. It started with Gloriela months before assisting with our itinerary and provisions. The professionalism and attention to detail were impeccable. Upon our arrival, we were blown away with the architecture and how well laid out the villa is. It’s absolutely picturesque. The location couldn’t be better as it sits right in the middle of nature at its finest. Monkeys, sloths and Tucans surrounded us daily. The beach was a beautiful 10 minute walk...


client testimonials

Home away from home

This place will make anyone speechless! When I say it’s our home away from home, I truly mean it! The best wildlife, the best staff, the best breakfast and the best drinks. The staff truly have become a second family! We loved it the first time, we loved it the second visit and we’ll continue to love it for always! BOOK this piece of paradise

see what others have to say
costa rica flora and fauna