Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence

Guancaste, Costa Rica

Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Residence

Guancaste, Costa Rica

Feel at one with nature at Nekajui, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a resort and rare collection of residences in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Region that offers unparalleled access to the peninsula’s natural beauty and a multifaceted architectural experience.


Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Project Type

Destination Resorts

Project Size

271,300 total sf


  • 80-Key Hotel
  • Five F&B Destinations
  • Spa & Wellness Center

Collaborating with landscape architect and land planner, EDSA, and a market leader in experiential lodging, Luxury Frontiers, SB Architect’s created a design reflective of the region and the Ritz-Carlton brand, which is renowned for creating immersive and meaningful escapes in the rarest corners of the world.

“Today’s discerning travelers and buyers are seeking the most beautiful, remote landscapes to relax, explore, and deepen their connection to nature. With immersive hospitality concepts informed by research into the traditions and architecture of the Guanacaste region, our team designed Nekajui as a place to soak up the local culture, satiate a thirst for outdoor adventure, and experience the peninsula’s natural wonders through the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand.”

Scott Lee, SB Architects President and Principal

Featuring re-imagined accommodations, an open-air lobby, five new culinary concepts, and a dive center. The line between indoor-outdoor spaces is blurred with a handcrafted approach to architectural design by SB Architects, that integrates spaces with the peninsula’s tropical landscape.


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