Four beautiful properties highlight the myriad of opportunities Costa Rica’s main tourist hotspot has to offer.
For decades now, Costa Rica’s Central Pacific zone has been experiencing a consistent upwards trend in development. From the luxurious lifestyle of Los Sueños in Playa Herradura, going through Jacó’s effervescent nightlife, and all the way to Dominical and Playa Hermosa’s bohemian surf towns, this area’s proximity to the Central Valley has made it one of the preferred destinations for both local tourists and those looking for housing and/or investment opportunities.
In the whole extent of Puntarenas’ coast, there’s likely no area that attracts more national and international interest than the Quepos and Manuel Antonio strip. The former is usually described as the gateway to Manuel Antonio; a harbor town that hosts a great selection of restaurants, bars, hotels and souvenir shops, and has positioned itself as the one of the premiere destinations for sportfishing, thanks to world-class Marina Pez Vela. The latter is just a 15-minute drive away, and boasts one of the country’s most visited attractions in the homonymous national park, as well as some of the region’s most stunning beaches.
By being such a tourist hotspot, many decide to perpetuate their dream vacation, or provide an opportunity for someone else to experience it, by acquiring property in the area. And just like the diversity of atmospheres present in the Central Pacific region, there’s something for everyone in Quepos’ and Manuel Antonio’s real estate market. After all, the millionaire lifestyle is something more than a mere figure in a contract; it’s immersing oneself in the myriad of wonders and amenities that one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful corners has to offer.
Casa Billfish, for example, lies within the enveloping nature of Finca Gloriana. Located in a strategic position in the peaceful Quepos hillside, the soothing Pacific breezes can be enjoyed with intimacy, while all of what Quepos’ downtown has to offer is still just a 10 minute drive away. The acclaimed Chocolate Tour Manuel Antonio, La Managua Airport for local flights, and Quepos’ Tennis Club are just some of the highlights that surround this elegant property.
In the same area you can find the Palmas Pacifica gated community , which hosts the beautiful Casa Palmeras, which boasts the kind of large BBQ area and spectacular pool that tend to characterize properties from this residential community. Next to the aforementioned Quepos Tennis Club, as well as some of the area’s best private elementary schools, the Pacific Power Gym and Biophilia Natural Reserve & Environmental Education Center.
Minutes from Marina Pez Vela, just outside of Quepos, lies the serene neighborhood of Paquita, where a Beautiful and Modern 3 Bedroom Home is located. With direct access to Ruta 34 (the highway that links the whole Central Pacific zone), Paquita has the best of both worlds: all the tourist amenities of Quepos and Manuel Antonio just minutes away, and the private and calming atmosphere of a small communal environment. The town also benefits from having their own well-regarded private school in Los Delfines, and a privileged access to the mangrove tours and kayak experiences of Isla Damas, one of the most underrated ecotourism locations the zone has to offer.
Closer to Manuel Antonio is Casa Vista Hermosa, a ravishing luxury home that profits from the otherworldly biodiversity in the area. From iconic white-faced monkeys and sloths, to toucans and scarlet macaws, the enthralling backdrop of a natural reserve exalts most of the world-renowned qualities of the zone.
Removed from the crowds of midtown and the most frequented hotel areas, the outskirts of Manuel Antonio and Quepos provide an ideal location for a laid back lifestyle just minutes from some of the best white sand beaches and turquoise waters Costa Rica’s Pacific has to offer.