Actor-director Mel Gibson is selling his Costa Rican compound hideaway in Playa Barrigona. This luxurious hilltop private estate is listed at $29.8 million and sits atop 500 acres of private jungle. Gibson has had many publicly embarrassing moments after a long career as a top box office draw. Many brokers in the industry point to this sale as a down-size in his varied real estate portfolio. Over the years Gibson has owned homes in Malibu, Australia, Montana, Connecticut and even a private island in Fiji. The sale is being handled by Christie’s International Real Estate.
The estate boasts three homes nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Secluded white sand beaches and lush jungle envelop the property. The property is “huge and stunning” says one observer an “ideal family retreat”. The estate was a former cattle ranch and all three homes are built with Costa Rican Woods and Italian and Spanish tiles.
Gibson is also selling his Malibu home for $11.8 million. The house has been on the market for a while now. It started off with a $14.5 million asking price, but was reduced over the year.