This incredible 49.42 acre showcase property in Hatillo is truly a destination unto itself. A beautiful 20 minute drive from the coastal highway on very well maintained road that winds through the rainforest will take you to the entrance of the property. Immediately upon reaching the property you will be able to walk on a private trail that leads straight to the Hatillo River and a giant swimming hole located at the base of the short trail.
The property includes approximately 100 meters of river frontage. As you walk along the river, you will find additional swimming holes, water slides, towering rainforest and hot springs trickling from the rocky terrain on the river’s edge. Upon reaching the border of the property, you will find a well defined trail leading to a neighboring property that includes pools fed by thermal hot springs. The setting is mesmerizing as you relax in the mineral rich pools surrounded by lush rainforest. The local family that owns the hot springs currently makes money from public parking and selling food concessions to visitors coming to relax in the pools and to swim in the adjacent river.
Keep in mind that the photos in this listing were taken during the end of a very parched “Dry Season”. As the rains come, the water level in the river rises which offers more adventurous activities. When the river is fuller, it is possible to drift on an inner tube or raft all the way to the coast. It is a gentle ride through the rainforest until you reach a pick up point of your choice. Note: the public road used to access the property borders the river for many stretches.
Most people believe that the Arenal area in northern Costa Rica is the only place that you can find thermal hot springs in Costq Rica, but that is not the case. The local municipality is interested in promoting the Hot Springs in Hatillo for tourism, which makes the location of this neighboring property very attractive for a buyer looking to build a new hospitality business in Costa Rica’s southern zone.
The land is absolutely perfect for a restaurant / hotel that can offer guests an experience that they will not find anywhere else in the region. There are very few properties for sale with such easy access to a river as beautiful as this and none are this close to thermal hot springs! On top of that, the property also includes over 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of ancient primary rainforest filled with the types of flora and fauna that people from all over the world come to Costa Rica for. Situated only 20 minutes from the beaches of Matapalo and Playa Linda, a hotel located here would be a very attractive destination for tourists seeking a total Costa Rican experience all from one place.
Fronting the road is a huge building site that would be ideal for a restaurant and a boutique hotel with room to spare for private parking. An internal road leads up from the public building area to a series of 10 elevated building sites. These building sites offer a great location set back off the road for constructing rainforest villas for guests seeking a more intimate setting or an owner looking to build a personal residence with complete privacy. A spring located across from the building sites provides a natural fresh water source and electric service runs right to the property line.
When you see this property in person, you will be blown away! If you are looking for a fantastic location to establish a hospitality business in Costa Rica, book an appointment with us today.