Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste. No related posts. Hollywood actor turned cop Steven Seagal nearly bought this Balinese-style estate located in Tamarindo, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. The word is that the tough-guy Buddhist actor loved the home, but wasn’t too fond of the country’s political leaders. “When Seagal came to our home he was blown away by the natural feeling of the property,” says owner Tony DiMaggio. The home sits on 4.29 acres of secluded countryside and was designed by famous Costa Rican architect Abraham Valenzuela, an expert on Pacific rim architecture. Started in 2008, it took more than four years to plan, design and build.Balinese architecture works well in Costa Rica, which has similar weather to the Indonesian province. Conchal, Guanacaste. From the print editionPlaya Tamarindo, Guanacaste. Playa Tamarindo, Guanacaste.