The Palmas Pacificas management team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced real estate and property management professionals fluent in English, French and Spanish. Our attentive staff ensures your requests and needs are proficiently fulfilled to guarantee your buying and building experiences are smooth, enjoyable and within budget.

Richard Lemire – Founder and General Manager


In 2000, Richard Lemire established Manuel Antonio Estates & Palmas Pacificas with the vision of creating an upscale vacation community for distinguished buyers seeking a piece of paradise. With Richard’s inspiring leadership, Manuel Antonio Estates has become one of Costa Rica’s most distinguished full-service, gated communities.

Richard moved to Costa Rica in 1991 and has over 19 years of experience in Costa Rica’s prime real estate market. His grandiose eye for stunning architectural and decorative detail means Richard is actively involved in the building of each home; while his keen business sense guarantees your home will be built with the highest standards, on time and on budget.

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Dorit Wendrock – Manuel Antonio Estates & Palmas Pacificas Rentals


Dorit has worked for Manuel Antonio Estates/ Palmas Pacificas for over three years and has been living in Manuel Antonio for over 10 years. She is originally from southern Germany, she speaks English, German and Spanish perfectly. Dorit manages our villa reservations, our website and is a wealth of information for our guests about restaurants, tours and fun things to do in the Quepos/Manuel Antonio area.

Elias Chinchilla – Manuel Antonio Estates Concierge


Elias is always willing to provide personalized service to our guests. It´s that little extra, the unexpected that makes Manuel Antonio Estates such a special place where so many returns to year after year. Elias firmly believes that every request or individual need is an opportunity to demonstrate that great customer service is what makes the difference in any company and one of the lasting memories of a perfect vacation.

Marta Chinchilla – Raindrop Spa Owner / Manager


Marta is a massage therapist, esthetician, and certified aerobics instructor. Her Spa team is conformed of certified massage therapists and spa specialists that carry a sense of gratitude taking care of others.

Papillo – Maintenance


We like to call Papillo our man of confidence as he has proven during his 15 years at Manuel Antonio Estates when it comes to maintenance of our villas he has the knowledge, experience, and sense of pride to assure that your stay is a pleasure.

Marisol Grostman – Housekeeping Supervisor


Marisol has been with the company for over 7 years ensuring that the villas look impeccable down to the smallest detail.

Luz Picado – Housekeeper


Luz´s primary function is the overall cleanliness of the villas to ensure they maintain the wow factor our guests have come to expect.

Angie Grostman – Laundry Department


Angie has worked for the company for over 2 years now managing the all-important laundry operation. She´s young and with great charisma that all of us have come to enjoy.

Gustavo Castillo – Seguridad Supervisor


Gustavo for the last 5 years has headed up security at Manuel Antonio Estates. He’s the first person our guests see when entering the resort and always has that great welcoming smile. The security department operates 24 hours 7 days a week.