We are pleased to introduce this brand new addition to the market, now available for the first time in over a decade. If you were to ask us for the perfect location for a successful vacation rental home, we would immediately highlight this 8.5-acre land parcel situated above Punta Achiote. This property checks off every mark for a true showcase property in Costa Rica.
Based on our extensive knowledge of income producing properties in the area, a luxury home built here above Punta Achiote should perform very well as a vacation rental. A prime example is the spectacular Villa Mayana (see property here) estate located on the next hill to the north. This Balinese style estate receives 5-star reviews and rents for approximately 2,000 to $3,500 per night. There is no doubt that Villa Mayana is an exceptional home but the views and the location are what truly make it special. With that said, you can own land with a comparable view and it is zoned to build up to six homes! Segregate the land for multiple residences or create one of the finest luxury estates in Costa Rica. Regardless of what is done, the view and location create a competitive edge for any project.
The views from many locations on the property are absolutely breathtaking. Directly below you will be able to watch the waves roll into the Punta Achiote surf break – a tropical cove that was carved out by the Achiote River and constant wave action. The vantage point from this property is unique since it one of the only properties on the market where you will actually be able to watch the surfers ride the waves at Achiote. As your eye travels south, you will gaze upon the palm-lined, sandy beaches of Playa Hermosa (another great place for surfing) and out towards the world famous Whale’s Tail at Marino Ballena National Park. The Whale’s Tail view is dynamic and constantly changing as the reef majestically rises from the sea during the dropping tide and then sinks back into the ocean as the tide fills in.
Further to the south are Isla Ballena and the Tres Hermanas Islands. Between these islands, it is common to see Humpback whales swimming with their calves in the calm, protected waters. The Southernmost region of Costa Rica is also visible in the distance, with views of the Osa Peninsula and Caño Island. Be warned, after visiting this property in person, you will fall in love with the view and most everything else may seem like a step-down.
The land includes a huge, graded building pad conveniently located off of the main access road. The sloping terrain below the main building site can accommodate secondary structures like a guest home, ocean view platform decks, or rental cabins. Above and to the south on the 8.5-acre property are lush rainforest areas where Costa Rican wildlife can often be seen traveling up and down the mountain. Electric service runs along the main access road and water service will be sourced from a private well, most likely situated towards the top of the property. Although this property would be a great location for a hotel, the land is zoned for residential homes only while commercial businesses or condos are not permitted.
With more direct flights to Costa Rica from Europe and the United States, tourism is on the rise, especially on the south Pacific coast. In turn, savvy real estate investors have been searching for prime ocean view properties located from Dominical towards Uvita. Land like this is becoming increasingly rare and this is exactly the type of property that people dream of when thinking of Costa Rica. If you are looking for the perfect location for a high-end project, this new addition to the market is a must see!