There are few other places in the world quite like this world-class development property located in Southern Costa Rica. Every property is unique, but there are some that have extraordinary features. Its elevated placement at the southern opening of Golfito Bay provides a front-row view of all of the activity in the bay. Watch Humpback whales breaching and dolphin swimming in the wakes of fishing boats and cruise ships entering and leaving the bay.
Three distinct types of views are available throughout the property, each are spectacular in their own special way:
The 227 acre (92 hectares) property is ideal for various development concepts from villas, large estate homes, a luxury resort, a boutique hotel with equestrian facilities, or a hospitality business catering to recreational fishermen. All of this concepts can be accomplished while accenting the lush tropical setting with internal nature trails and conservation green zones. This is a must-see for any developer looking for an opportunity to enjoy the growth of Golfito as well as capitalize off of the increasing number of potential tourists that the superyacht marina will bring with it.
The current owners of the property have put together several different site analysis studies and have D-1 approvals from the Costa Rican government for new buyers to move forward with construction quickly. As part of the property analysis, natural freshwater springs were identified that will provide a steady supply of potable water year round. Although a buyer is not beholden to adhere to the seller’s vision, the property had master plans for both high-density and low-density concepts with every acre developed, another acre would be kept in conservation.
The topography of the property consists of a combination of rolling hilltops, cleared ocean view ridgelines, and green valleys containing old growth rainforest that is teeming with wildlife. The high points on the property are the prime developable areas with the best views, while the lower elevations provide green zones perfect for conservation. These lush rainforest corridors provide a natural sanctuary to many animals such as monkeys, sloths, coatis, kinkajou, trogons, toucans and much more. The diversity of the property is beautiful and all of it can be accessed by an internal road system and hiking trails.
Another unique highlight is that the property only has one entrance route from land. The main road that accesses the development is public and after you enter the property, all internal roads are private. This feature makes the property ideal for an ultra-exclusive development. Place a guard house at the entrance with controlled access gates and the project will have increased security while offering complete privacy for homeowners or hotel guests.
The town of Golfito, located in the Golfo Dulce, offers an array of restaurants, bars, markets, retail outlets and affordable goods. The greatest source of optimism for growth in the region is the continued development of a brand new marina catering to luxury boat owners and cruise ships. This is the first refueling stop for boats traveling past Panama or after passing from the Caribbean through the canal.
The marina had recently received a visit from the Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Solís. He was there to show his support for the project while attending the inauguration of Phase I – a 50-slip marina for 40 to 140-foot yachts, plus a slip for a gigayacht. When all three phases are completed, the marina will include 155 slips, a commercial village with retail stores, restaurants, condos, and a 100 room hotel with dry docks. The Costa Rican government is in full support of the marina project which will bring jobs, industry, infrastructure and sustainable growth to Golfito.
With more tourists interested in visiting Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, many improvements in access to the region have been made. There has been increased maintenance to bridges, roads and the main highway connecting Panama to Costa Rica’s central coast. The property is also located between two regional airports that receive multiple daily flights from both Sansa and Nature Air. The Golfito regional airport is only 10 kilometers away from the property while the Puerto Jimenez regional airport is located across the bay. Of course with the new marina, and other boat docking slips located in town, access by boat is very enjoyable and easy.
The property itself can be accessed by car or a boat, each journey is a beautiful trip with scenes of the rainforest touching the ocean. Throughout the Gulf, water taxis can be chartered that will take you on a tour through the bay from the entrance from the Pacific Ocean at Cabo Matapalo, to the Southern Tip of Pavones, and everything in between. A road leading from the development site leads down to a protective cove, providing direct access to Golfito Bay. This will be a development’s departure point of for ocean activities. Dolphin and whale watching day tours, fishing charters, kayaking tours, and water taxis to town or for those accessing their boats in the marina.
The upside for growth in Golfito is high as evidenced by new developments, public displays of government support, and increased investment in the region by local and foreign investors. If you are a developer, this property presents an opportunity at the forefront of this burgeoning market. For qualified investors, our team will provide you access to topographical reports, master plans, and other pertinent studies related to the property’s development potential.