Luxury Living in Costa Rica – An Adventurous Destination
Posted by Yalile Alpízar — June 24, 2007
Costa Rica has been ranked among the 10 favorite destinations of the world by Forbes in a new survey. Costa Rica shares this honor with the Red Sea, Bahamas, Egypt, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, France and Chile. The ranking is based on three categories: luxury adventure, honeymoon trips and summer vacation trips. More and more, Costa Rica is attracting elite clientele. These individuals usually come first as tourists and then return in a property tour, searching for that unique piece of paradise, either as an investment opportunity or as a second home for vacationing and relaxation.Living in has become not only a new destination but a new way of life for the high-end owner. Swimming with dolphins, admiring beautiful sunsets with monkeys for guests, watching gigantic crocodiles swim under bridges, swinging from one tree to another 100 feet in the air, like in the best Tarzan movies, having thermal waters in your pool or taking a shot in the dark, like if you were trying to reach the sky – none of these are dreams in Costa Rica. These are a way of life for many rich and famous people who have chosen Costa Rica as their new second home to get away from stress and ordinary life.Costa Rica, with only 20,000 square miles of land area, is an exotic destination that offers, within its small territory, abundant doses of adrenaline and a large variety of adventure sports to satisfy the most specialized tastes. Second-home ownership in Costa Rica offers much more than a small piece of land with a house on top of it. Costa Rica has so much to offer outside of your front yard that you can hardly wait for the sunset to start a new day of adventure in this little tropical paradise of the Central American region.Yalile Alpizar, President and owner of CostaRicaLuxuryEstates.com has shown properties to famous movie stars and celebrities who come to Costa Rica searching for their dream property in this tropical country. With maximum discretion, experience and the highest level of negotiation skills, she has made it possible for many who want to purchase a property in Costa Rica without being noticed to do just that.Some of those acquisitions go public and are sometimes detailed, depending on who is handling the information. For example, local newspapers recently publicized the fact that Mel Gibson purchased a 402-acre oceanfront farm for $25.8 million, to turn into his own private resort. More details are provided in this news release: http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1099811.Lastyear Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon also found their little piece of paradise in another beachfront community in the Northern Province of Guanacaste. Many other famous celebrities are buying luxury properties in Costa Rica, including Sting, Harrison Ford, Bobbie Phillips and Gisele Bündchen have purchased properties here, either as an investment or as a private getaway.Celebrities, top-level executives from the largest multinational firms, millionaires with their yachts, high-end developers, bankers and rich and famous people from all over the world are coming to Costa Rica. They come seeking a new destination that brings to their lives the unique added value of peace and adventure mixed with eco-luxury living.CostaRicaLuxuryEstates.com is the top-selling luxury real estate company in Costa Rica, offering the most exclusive database of luxury homes and mansions in different parts of the country. Through its exclusive membership with www.LuxuryRealEstate.com, the number-one search engine for luxury properties around the world, CostaRicaLuxuryEstates.com has become the most important search engine for luxury properties in Costa Rica.