This property has 77 acres in total, 57 of those titled of which 90% is above 20 meters in elevation and therefore falls within the imminent domain boundaries of Costa Rica’s newest National Park: Aguas Buenas National Park. The remaining 20 acres are beachfront on the spectacular Golfo Dulce and zoned under Maritime Law. Owned and operated for forty years by a couple, the botanical garden that they have fashioned is a money-maker, and tourists are boated in from nearby lodges and on tours originating in both nearby Golfito and Puerto Jimenez across the Gulf.
This stunning property is boat access only and is three quarters towering primary forest. Alongside the nearby Osa Peninsula, this area is the repository of 2.5% of the entire planet’s biodiversity. This is nature on steroids. The Gulf out front was named by Jacques Cousteau one of four “tropical fjords” in the world and is the tenth deepest gulf. It hosts schools of whale shark and wintering grounds of both the North and South Pacific populations of humpback whale.
The botanical gardens include feng-shui master gardens with pebbled paths connecting them that feature different species of common genuses, including haliconias (>50), ginger (>30) orchids (>100) palms (>30) bromeliads (>30) and all kinds of native and exotic fruit trees, plus all the native hardwoods that comprise the vast tract of untouched primary rain forest. The property boasts an inventory of over 150 bir species logged as well as the full gamut of mammals: bats, opossoms, kinkajous, coatimundi, four species of monkey, anteaters, four species of cats, deer and peccary. Plus there are plenty of reptiles and more insects than you can shake a stick at.
The home is a concrete two bedroom one bath basic 1400 square foot no-frills off-grid home, solar-powered with water from a stream. There is also a cabin, a visitor-receiving area, and public shower bathroom. It is an active commercial operation that has a clientele including lodges, tour operators, and cruise ships.
Here’s the kicker. About half the total area of the property is above 20 meters in elevation. This is the artbitrary boundary of Piedras Blancas National Park. This property is by decree national park land by imminent domain, but the Republic of Costa Rica has not yet paid for it. Presently the value of imminent domain parkland is around $1500 per acre, so the owners of this land can expect at 2018 pricing structure a $77,000 windfall from this transaction. But irrespective of any financial remuneration, this makes the main neighbor of the property a protected National Park.
This is a one of a kind property with a unique backstory that is destined for a very special ownership. Write or call us today to schedule a showing to see whether this is a fit with your own aspirations.
- Ocean View
- Mountain View
- Primary Forest
- Secondary Forest
- Hydroelectric Potential
- On-site Water
- Structure description:2-BR / 1 Ba concrete; guest cabin, solar powered
- Access: Boat Access only. No road access