Beautiful Oceanfront Resort Property In Golfo Dulce Southern Costa Rica
Available for the first time on the open market, this magnificent property was an original homestead for over 50 years and is one of the few properties in the area with title. The photos in this listing are not stock photos of Costa Rica. They are actual photos of a property that could be the future location of your private dream home or an environmentally conscious eco-lodge located in the Osa Peninsula of Southern Costa Rica. This area is considered by many experts to contain the most biodiversity of any location on the planet.
Situated between Corcovado National Park and Piedras Blancas National Park, the land is part of a natural biological corridor for over 600 species of birds and over 200 mammals including all four species of monkeys found in Costa Rica, four species of large cats (including jaguars), sloths, anteaters, armadillos, peccaries, tapirs and many other jungle creatures. 2/3 of the property is ANCIENT OLD GROWTH JUNGLE that has never been cut. You and your guests will be able to take extensive nature hikes throughout the property highlighted by a trek to a private 25′ waterfall.
The property also sits on the Gulfo Dulce, which is one of the few tropical fiords in the world. Jack Cousteau called the Gulfo Dulce the 3rd most pristine gulf in the world. With one of the deepest parts of the gulf located in front of the property, you will often find Humpback Whales and large pods of dolphins swimming directly offshore. The fishing here is also world class. Catches of Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper and more are within minutes of the property.
Hours of kayaking and beach exploring can be found right off the property. The nearby Rio Esquinas (view video) is a huge watershed which forms the boundary of the Piedras Blancas National Park and is an easy paddle away. It is magnificent for wildlife viewing. Another rarity are the coral reefs located just past the islands shown in the listing photos. You and your guests can take an easy kayak trip to visit these islands and snorkel around the reefs. Finally, a river running through the property feeds into a large mangrove forest, which is also part of the parcel. This protected area is a vital nursery and a valuable habitat for many species of fish. Roosterfish, snook and even barracuda can be seen swimming up this river during high tide.
Property With Full Title And 207 Meters Of Oceanfront Maritime Land
This property includes 2 separate parcels :
- Titled land is 54 Acres
- Maritime land is 5.5 Acres with 207 meters of ocean front
Note: All building sites encompass a relatively small footprint and are situated outside of the Reserva-Forestal Golf Dulce (link). The original parcel when purchased included 17 Acres of Maritime land, with 620 meters of ocean front. Since this portion is mangrove, it can not be transferred and is now in preservation. This portion has been removed from acreage calculations. The adjoining Mangroves are a rich wildlife and marine habitat that are preserved and can never be developed.
Ideal Location For A Premier Eco-Lodge In Southern Costa Rica
This property includes a permitted water supply, electricity to the property line and the capability to install clean energy sources like solar panels or a small hydroelectric system utilizing the 25′ foot waterfall that flows year round. The entrance entrance to the property includes a caretaker / guardhouse that had been recently rebuilt with local hardwoods and upgraded with a modern 3 tank septic system and plumbing. Across from the guardhouse is another flat building site with a window ocean view of the Golfo Dulce. Here you could build a reception area, cabinas, horse stables or a restaurant.
A fully permitted internal road winds through the property and leads to a ridge line with incredible ocean views. It is on this part of the property (with title) where your potential villas or eco-lodge would be constructed. This building site is secondary growth forest and located outside of the biological reserve line, so the views are permanent and permitting of all structures is possible – without a single primary rainforest tree needing to be cut.
Multiple structures could be built here that would feature fantastic views of the gulf and inland to mountains covered with dense rainforest. From here, guests can ride by horseback or ATV right down to the beach below. As mentioned earlier, all building sites are OUTSIDE of the Reserva-Forestal Golf Dulce (link).
Title and sale includes recorded & purchased Road Easement off the main highway and a water easement from an adjoining property for a secondary water supply. Unlike other properties in this area, title to this land is secure, as the prior owners owned it for more than 50 years (Court Documentation is available on request).
The Land Has A “Remote Feel” In The Rainforest But Enjoys Very Easy Access
The property is located in an area known as “Los Mogos“, easily accessed just minutes from the Pan American highway. As close to civilization as it is, it remains a wild and untouched gem of natural beauty. The property is located over 4 hours driving from the International Airport in San Jose or a 1 hour drive from the Panamanian border. The closest regional airports are in the towns of Golfito (the historical home of the old United Fruit Company) and Puerto Jimenez. A thirty minute drive from Puerto Jimenez will take you to the property’s entrance or your guests can take a scenic 20 minute boat ride from the Golfito marina directly to the property’s beachfront. Whether by land, sea or air, you and your guests will be able to access this one-of-a-kind property year round.
Many of the properties located in this area of Southern Costa Rica are either landlocked, or have no road access to the ocean. More importantly, none of the land parcels for sale in this immediate area have legal title! By owning this majestic property, you will have the unique opportunity to be the noble caretaker of rare primary rainforest areas as well as giving you the ability to, if desired, create a magnificent home or an eco-lodge complex to share with the world.
Note: The owner has already priced this incredible property to sell quickly and will not accept “low ball” offers. Any investors interested in visiting the property must be fully vetted before any property tours will be arranged. Serious inquiries only please.