SANDY POINT ESTATES is a 12.9-hectare property on the Puntarenitas Peninsula that lies between the Golfo Dulce and the Platanares River estuary in the happiest country in the world, Costa Rica.
This property is divided into eight private lots of differing sizes and has as its only neighbor a portion of the Preciosa-Platanares Wildlife Refuge, where all living things are under the protection of the Costa Rican environment ministry, MINAE.
Yet all eight lots have recently been granted coveted use permits under the administration of MINAE to develop for ecotourism purposes. Use permits took effect in 2018 and are valid for a period of five years, and they’re renewable in perpetuity in five-year intervals.
Osa Pen Realty is pleased to announce the availability of the entire tract as a single property to qualified buyers. The eight lots are also for sale individually.
The active use permit opens this isolated and private strip of world-class beachfront to a wide range of commercial activities, including homes, lodging, tours, wellness centers, yoga, kayaking and more. It’s an unspoiled destination prime for ecotourism, which is the primary economic engine of Costa Rica.
Building restrictions in the use permit require single-story buildings, window size limits to protect birds, lighting directed downward in consideration of wildlife, a ban on cutting trees and littering, and a few other sensible measures to protect this pristine habitat.
The entire property is as flat as a pancake and perfectly adaptable to development. Though there is a necessary restriction on cutting trees, the only trees present are on the estuary boundaries of the Platanares River — 90% of the land is savanna, with only grasses and shrubs.
The Golfo Dulce beachfront that is common to all eight lots is a spectacular, sandy swimming beach. Playa Platanares is widely considered the best swimming beach on the Osa Peninsula.
Sandy Point Estates is 20 minutes by car from Puerto Jiménez, the Osa’s biggest city, with banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, an airport and a gas station. Or if you feel like getting your feet wet, you can walk across the mouth of the Platanares River at low tide and be in town in 15 minutes.
The gentle surf on the northern beach is friendly for boat landings, and you’re five minutes away from the Puerto Jiménez pier by water.
This mangrove estuary has been protected for over 20 years, so it’s teeming with wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, coatis, anteaters, squirrels, raccoons, skunks and a wide variety of birds, including the spectacular and ubiquitous scarlet macaw.
Puntarenitas is totally undeveloped, pristine, beachfront wilderness. You could build a house here, or a hotel, restaurant, tour office, anything you want. You can plant trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens. Grid electrical power is still three miles away, but abundant groundwater is present throughout the property and easily reachable through shallow, inexpensive wells.
Puerto Jiménez is easily accessible by air from San José at its paved airstrip. You can also drive here from San José in five or six hours, or you can take a bus. To get to Sandy Point Estates, you’ll want a car, a taxi, a boat, or shoes you don’t mind getting wet.
Boasting the crown jewel of the national park system, Corcovado National Park, the Osa Peninsula is Costa Rica’s epicenter for exotic adventure in the jungle. National Geographic famously called the Osa “the most biologically intense place on Earth,” and over the years hundreds of thousands of hardcore backpackers and ordinary tourists have trekked to this spot to see it for themselves.
Among your neighbors at Puntarenitas are the regionally renowned Iguana Lodge and Agua Dulce Lodge. The largest sportfishing outfitter in Central America, Crocodile Bay, is less than a kilometer away across the mouth of the estuary. And just beyond that lies Puerto Jiménez, where you can buy anything you need.
Sandy Point Estates is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground level of an unspoiled tract of land big enough to establish a vibrant commercial ecotourism project. This first-time listing is offered up at $50 per square meter, for a total asking price of $6.4 million.
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- Ocean View
- Primary Forest
- Secondary Forest
- On-site Water
- Structure description:None
- Access: Sandy access road; 4WD recommended