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About Cerro Grande Estates

Imagine a place where your home is secluded by nature in beautiful peaceful surroundings, yet an integral part of a vibrant residential community, and only a short ten minutes away from the excitement of Costa Rica’s most popular beach community.   Visualize a country where the people are happy, know the meaning of life, and where there is still the freedom to live the life that you dream of.   Picture an early morning walk on the vast trails, enjoying the ocean views, and ending at the orchard to savor the day’s fruits.   Enjoy the equestrian life with trail rides, scenic tours, and training while you rest assured your horses are well cared for.

It is easy to understand why so many people are making this community a part of their lifestyle:

  • 65 lots spread out over 270 acres (106 hectares).
  • Spectacular ocean and valley views lots with ample green zones.
  • Estate sized horse properties with 2-6 acres of land to turn-out and stable your horses
  • Ideal location near Pinilla, Tamarindo, and Avellenas beaches.
  • Full Equestrian Facilities to train, stable, turnout,  and care for your horses.
  • 24 hours gated (for lock-and-go peace of mind)


This is Cerro Grande Estates, the highly sought after equestrian residential development near the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

Horse Property For Sale in Costa Rica
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Equestrian Lots Turnout and Stable
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View Lots Ocean and Valley
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Developer Land Homes and Hotel
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Equestrian Cntr Stables and Training
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Large Lots Privacy and Serenity
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Great Values Starting at $80K

The Estates


Cerro Grande Estates  is a premier equestrian residential community featuring large, environmentally friendly horse property for sale set in a quiet natural setting. Each horse property for sale is meticulously designed to work in harmony with the natural topography, and each property takes advantage of the best the land has to offer, whether it is ocean views, valley views, forested canopy, wide open rolling equestrian fields or an exclusive sanctuary. Roads, construction and infrastructure recede into the landscape. Softly toned structures blend into the forest and hillsides. Living spaces invite nature inside.

Cerro Grande Estates beckons you to enjoy the riding, jogging and walking trails, the abundant green zones and equestrian center, all blended perfectly with nature.

The development is horse friendly with an equestrian center, and on designated lots, your horse may be turned out and stabled on your own property. If you are looking for ocean view properties for sale, horse properties for sale, land for sale, investment property, or lots for sale in Guanacaste, Costa Rica near Tamarindo, then we think you will find our project beautiful and ready to live the lifestyle you desire.

Request more info to receive a Costa Rica Real Estate Buying Guide and detailed information about all of our ocean view property for sale or horse property for sale.

Ideal Location
Near to Tamarindo and Avellenas but away from the crowds.
Horse Property for Sale
These lots are ample and designed in harmony with nature for your horses.
Nature Surrounds
Monkeys, pumas, armadillos, raccoons, deer, opossums birds and butterflies.
Ocean View Property for Sale
Dramatic ocean and valley views from your home.

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Cerro Grande Estates Amenities

Cerro Grande has a number of amenitites for the enjoyment of your home

Equestrian Facilities

The Cerro Grande Equestrian Center is located within the gated development of Cerro Grande Estates. A variety of horse breeds and riding disciplines are welcome and comfortably stabled at Cerro Grande. The Equestrian Center boarding, lessons and training with links to miles of trails and roads in the surrounding area. The dressage ring is a full 30 by 70 meters (97.5 ft x 227.5 ft) and is set in a quiet area of the farm. The ring is surrounded by old growth trees and features a comfortable shaded viewing area on one side and grassy slope on the other. A short path through the trees from the ring leads right to our jumping field. The jumping field features jumps suitable for all levels. In addition to the jumping field there is a series of trails through-out the farm designed to include several natural obstacles and jumps for those who enjoy event style riding. Trail riding is available year round and residents and riders of Cerro Grande Combined Training Farm can take advantage of the acres of open space and country roads that lead to the numerous typical Costa Rican towns that border the development. The Cerro Grande Equestrian Center provides the perfect setting whether you prefer English or Western style riding. Our open stalls, grassy paddocks, varied terrain, trails, outdoor jumping area and dressage ring along with professional lessons and kids programs provide everything you need for the ultimate riding experience..

16 stalls with tack lockers
Horse Health Care
Veterinarian, farrier, nutrition
Dressage, jumping, and equitation
Covered Training Ring
30 x 70 meters (100 x 230 ft)
Fenced Turnout Fields
We have several turnout fields
Cross-country with jumps
Beach and local trail rides
Quarantine Facility
Certified facility with SENASA
24/7 supervision and care of your horses
Development Amenities

Cerro Grande Estates provides high quality amenitites for your use.

Home Owner's Association
Maintenance and guarding
Electric Front Gate
For convenience and security
Clean Drinking Water
Approved and registered wells
Reserve Water Tank
For reserve and fire protection
Fire Hydrants
For the protection of your home
Power and water at your lot
High Speed Internet
Internal Roads
Over half mile of internal roads
Gate Guarded Community
For lock and go peace of mind
Possible Future Amenities

We cannot guarantee availability of these possible future amenities. They are in our goals and will require Home Owner Association approval.

Community Center
With cooking facilities
Fiber Optics Communications
Very high speed
Community Pool
For entertainment and guests

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Cerro Grande Estates Maps

Cerro Grande Estates is spread out over 260 acres.  All 16 lots in phase 1 have sold.  There are upcoming lots in Phase 2 featuring ocean view property for sale and horse property for sale.

If you would like individual lot maps, lot descriptions, elevation maps, a brochure or anything else, do not hesitate to ask.

The above map is interactive and will give you a since of where Cerro Grande Estates is located relative to all the great things to do in the area.

Google Earth

This map shows the master plan on a Google Earth map. Note that our project overlooks Hacienda Piniila golf course and is close to the Pacific.

Nearby Places

Everything you need for personal and business is close to your home.

4.3 mi Shopping
3.3 mi School
4.3 mi Groceries
4.2 mi Local Airport
29 mi International Airport
4.3 mi Bank/ATM
3.2 mi Restaurants
25 mi Hospital
3.4 mi Beach
1.8 mi Spa
1.8 mi Medical Clinic

About the Developers

The vision for Cerro Grande Estates is simple… To build a first quality residential community that is sustainable, secure, ecologically sound, and equestrian focused. We feature home sites which are beautiful, private, integrated into a tight knit community, and a short drive to the most vibrant communities on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast.

Cerro Grande was envisioned by two San Diego families, who fell in love with the country, its people, and its lifestyle so much they relocated to Costa Rica full time. These are the backgrounds of these two families which make up the four owners, founders, and operating partners:

Bruce and Cheryl McKillican are successful entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and developers as well as active in improving the community. Bruce holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Public Administration. Over the years, they have founded and built several successful companies including multiple real estate ventures, a tourism company, and a chiropractic practice. They have owned and operated several real estate developments across the U.S. and Central America. They have a passion for excellence and a strong will to succeed.

Nancy holds a BS in Accounting and Marketing as well as earning a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Florida Realtors license. John’s career history includes a broad range of senior management positions and startups. Nancy’s career includes several positions in Bank Auditing, Financial Accounting Management, and Chief Financial Officer and more recently, Realtor. Both are well traveled giving them a high appreciation for all the blessings the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica offers as well as an strong understanding of what makes a great community.

These four partners and the team of professionals who have joined them make Cerro Grande Estates very well positioned to fulfill and exceed this vision.

Our FAQs

      1. Can you recommend a way to ship my horses to Costa Rica?
        Yes, we have help many to ship their horses from the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
      2. Are you a licensed equestrian quarantine facility?
        Yes, we are fully licensed to accept the import of your horse
      3. Do you have properties that are not in equestrian areas?
        Yes, we have many properties that are away from the equestrian lots.
      4. Do you have development land available?
        Yes, contact us for information on land that is available for residential or commercial purposes.

Property Address

1km East of Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica  50306