EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson's $35 Million Costa Rica Estate for Sale

The actor is selling the 500-acre property due to privacy concerns.

Mel Gibson has listed his roughly 500-acre Costa Rica estate for sale for $35 million. The actor is selling because the oceanfront property is no longer private.

“He bought it for a getaway. Now he goes there and paparazzi follow him,” says listing agent Sandra Miller of brokerage Engel & Volkers.

The property, known as Hacienda Dorada, includes a seven-bedroom main house and a pair of two-bedroom homes, each with a private pool, and fronts a beach on the country’s Nicoya Peninsula.

The estate includes hundreds of acres of jungle and is staffed full-time.

Last month, the Huffington Post cited a Costa Rican newspaper that said part of the property was illegally registered at the time of Gibson’s $25.8 million purchase in 2007. Miller says the report was erroneous.

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