Mel Gibson really has a problem to sell his $30 million Costa Rican jungle compaund. Although at first glance you might think the price is a bit high, that’s not justified, since the property comes with 500 acres of private jungle. Gibson’s Spanish Colonial-style, three-villa complex on Playa Barrigona has been languishing on the market since 2010, and this is the third time it has been listed for sale. The first was in 2010 for $32 million and the second in 2012 for $29.8 million. Now can be yours for $29.7 million.
Playa Barrigona is located on the Nicoya Peninsula, a completely secluded section off the western coast of Costa Rica. “Rarely marked on maps, Playa Barrigona is such a haven of solitude and serenity that Olive Ridley sea turtles travel thousands of miles across the Pacific each year to lay their eggs on this beach,” claims the listing.
One of the most famous estate in the country includes two-story main villa, Casa Guanacaste which overlooks the beach, and two guest villas, in addition to over 500 acres of secluded jungle surrounding them.
The property also includes a Balinese entertaining house with no walls, a restaurant and another small cottage in the jungle.
Gibson purchased the property in 2007 as a hideaway from the paparazzi that dogged him. He owns several properties around the world, including a private island in Fiji. A property he owns in Malibu, Calif., is currently on the market for $11.8 million.