Playa Pelicano in Costa Rica

Located along the ocean’s edge on a sloping beachfront site, the 685-acre Playa Pelicano resort features a Canyon Ranch Spa/Hotel, a Gary Player Championship Golf Course/, an interactive sales center, and over 500 units of for-sale residences. Scheurer provided design of the sales center, single- and multi-family residences. The single-family aspect consists of five diverse plan types, flexible to engage the terrain of the site and address specific buyer needs. The houses orient to views, use traditional local materials, and blend with modern lines and simple forms to create a special vernacular all its own. The multi-family homes utilize indoor/outdoor relationships, plunge pools, and natural landscape for a new vibrant concept of living in the trees. The result is a landmark resort community, with deep environmental sensibilities mixed with active recreation, health and wellness for residents and guests alike.