Sea Ridge Reserve | Whitewater coastal and mountain views Escaleras (Dominical, Puntarenas, CR - 60504) Built


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  • Type: Commercial
  • Style: Multiplex "Business Opportunity"
  • Size: 500 sq. m.
  • Development Level: Built
  • Lot Size: 400 hectares
  • Year Built: 2004


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The seller of this estate was an early visionary eco-investor here in the Costa Ballena (Whale's coast) located in the incredible South Pacific coastal zone of Costa Rica. With ample resources at his disposal, and with the luxury of arriving to the area 25 years ago, he chose the absolute best of the best properties to create his private ecological preserve.

From a perch on the most breathtaking promontory headland of the coastal mountain range, he assembled several large fincas which now represent approximately 1,000 acres of innate natural wonder in one of the world’s most biologically-diverse areas. Breathtaking waterfalls, virgin ecosystems, and many of the most iconic tropical wildlife habitats exist and flow in perfect harmony. Sea Ridge Reserve is unlike any other property in the world; it is an iconic legacy estate, and a representation of the benefits that can be attained with human creativity, ample resources, and a conservation mindset and environmental ethos missing in many parts of the world.

Sea Ridge Reserve was originally conceived as an adventurous conservation project, a result of out-of-the-box thinking and a very clear purpose. Located on a 2,400-foot tall knoll atop the coastal mountain range, Sea Ridge Reserve boasts unique attributes including the highest point within closest proximity to the ocean in all of Costa Rica - perhaps in all of Central America.

In addition to enjoying an incredibly comfortable climate and cool, mosquito-free evenings, the property boasts unbelievable 60-mile views up and down the coast, mesmerizing white water views of the famous whale's tail reef directly below the estate, as well as a bird's eye view of three of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country (Diamante, San Luis, and Santa Lucia). Sunrise includes impressive views to the east that includes Mount Chirripo, the tallest mountain in Costa Rica at 12,533 feet, and North-to-South views of the Talamanca mountain range. Recreational opportunities abound, with easy 25-minute access to the most beautiful beaches on the coast and the most consistent surf break in the country (via the Reserve’s private coastal access road).

There simply is no other property in Costa Rica which offers such a variety of absolutely breath-taking views in every direction, and is teeming with thousands of species of exotic flora and fauna. The approx. 50,000 square foot four-story "main house" could easily serve as an incredible educational campus or conservation science center, resort reception and dining area, or a campus for studies on sustainability thanks to its prized location within a sierra-to-sea range of one of the most important biological migratory corridors in the country, El Paso de La Danta (The Path of the Tapir). In addition to the pools, fountains, and garden areas around the main house, there are also guest and staff housing infrastructure in place, as well as full-time rangers who focus on wildlife and watershed conservation efforts. In addition to the magical forested areas of the property, there are also large areas of the property that were formerly cattle pasture which could now represent a relatively easy development model for a mix of residential, wellness, institutional/educational, or resort development.

This property also has considerable water sovereignty with many creeks, rivers, waterfalls, and an ample supply of fresh potable water via a nine-liter-per-second legal water concession. Truly autonomous sustainability can be a reality here, with full water and food production sovereignty being possible, as well as great potential for hydro-electric power production if needed. This offering represents one of the most unique opportunities to acquire a true legacy property, one that could be used as a global model of sustainability that involves and balances the importance of studying biological attributes and conservation, while still allowing for sustainable development to support (some very fortunate) humans who will be the next stewards of this incredible biosphere for the future.

This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of the most beautiful properties on earth, and to create a world-class educational and/or wellness and hospitality-focused or residential living model of sustainability for the future. For those interested in further conservation of this beautiful area, there is an additional 1,100 acres of the reserve available for sale as well.


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